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Sustainable maternity wear - with care for people and environment

With care for people and environment

When you buy a garment from Boob, you buy a product that has been produced with care. Some of this you can see and feel for yourself, when you wear our clothes; the high quality is there at every stage, including design, function and choice of materials. What may be less obvious is the care we show for everything involved in the production; the people and the environment. To us, it’s a given. Individuals and companies alike, we all have the power to make choices that work either for or against a future. At Boob, we make clothes for the future.

DESIGN TO BE LOVED

For us, smart and sustainable thinking starts at the design stage. The first step is to create garments that have a purpose. We then make them as environmentally optimal as possible when it comes to design, function, choice of materials and production. But most of all, we make clothes of a lasting style and quality to be used, washed and loved, over and over again. 

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OUR SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS 

Since 2008, we have increased the use of sustainable materials from 20% to 83% (measured by weight of our total production in 2015). We aim to make that figure 100%. The sustainable materials we use today are organic cotton, lyocell and recycled polyester and polyamide. Read more about our sustainable materials here

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RESPONSIBLE PRODUCTION 

All our production is based in Europe. We place high demands on our suppliers when it comes to environmental and social responsibility, and we only work with factories that respect our Code of Conduct. This includes, for example agreements statutory wages, safe working environment, the right to join or form trade unions, and the ban on child labour and worker discrimination. Nor do we just chase the lowest price, but strive to build close and long-lasting relationships with our suppliers. We want our clothes to be produced as fairly as possible.

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All our production is made in Europe - in Turkey and Portugal. Our largest supplier is Irmaos Rodrigues located in Porto, Portugal. This is a sewing factory, specialised in the production of jersey. Perfect for Boob, in other words. They are responsible for almost half our production; 45% to be precise. And this is not by chance.

We have worked together with Irmaos Rodrigues since 2012. One reason is, of course, that they are skilled enough to deliver the high quality required of a Boob garment. But just as important for us, is that they share our values. They work hard to minimise their impact on the environment. They are also particular about offering good conditions for the people who work there. Irmaos Rodrigues currently employ 99 people, which makes them quite a small enterprise. The factory is a clean, nice and fair workplace. We visit every year, and our production agent goes there every week.

With Irmaos Rodrigues, we have a partnership based on a common understanding: that the responsibility for this planet, and the people who live here, is one that we must all share. 
 

CLOTHES TESTED FOR HARMFUL CHEMICALS

For us, it is important that our clothes are free from harmful chemicals. Therefore, we require that our suppliers comply with the EU chemicals regulation REACH. Our garments are also certified according to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100. This certifies that all components of the garments are tested for harmful substances. A guarantee that the clothes are safe to wear next to your skin and baby.

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