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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.

DESIGN TO BE WORN, WASHED AND LOVED

For us sustainable thinking starts at the design stage. Our first step is to create garments with a purpose. Then we make choices throughout the design and production process to minimize our impact on the environment. Most of all, we make clothes that are designed to be worn, washed and loved – over and over again.


MATERIALS THAT MAKE SENSE 

Our entire collection is made of sustainable materials that are all traceable from fibre to final garment. Read more about our sustainable materials here.

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RESPONSIBLE PRODUCTION 

Our production takes place in Portugal, Turkey, Italy, Greece, India and Morocco. 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. We strive to build long-lasting relationships with producers that share our basic values about human rights and caring for the environment. 

Read more about the factories behind our garments here.

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BOOB IS A GOTS-CERTIFIED COMPANY

GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) is an international standard that comprises social and environmental requirements for all stages of production, from fiber to finished product. GOTS certification means that all parts, from cotton cultivation to staining, printing and labels are approved according to GOT's criteria. The standard ensures traceability of the entire supply chain.

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HOW WE WORK WITH CHEMICALS

Chemicals are necessary for all of the products we make. They perform different functions at different stages: from the creation of the raw materials to the dyeing and printing of fabrics, to functionality. The challenge is to avoid using harmful and toxic chemicals, which unfortunately are still very common and widespread in the global textile industry and end up in our environment and in living things.

We are actively working to limit the use of hazardous substances in all our products in order to protect the environment, those who manufacture our products and those who handle and use them. Here you can read more about how we work to minimize the use of chemicals in our production process.
 

STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX

For us it is important that our products do not contain any harmful chemicals. Therefore, we have chosen to certify all our products according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®. This certifies that the raw material and all components of our garments are tested for substances that are illegal and hazardous to people’s health. It is a guarantee that you can safely wear our clothes closest to your skin.
 

The Chemicals Group (KEMIKALIEGRUPPEN)

Boob is a member of the Chemicals Group (Kemikaliegruppen), headed by RISE, which aims to provide information about changes in legislation, offer support in matters regarding chemicals, and act on a long-term basis for a healthier industry. The group includes many of Sweden’s clothing and electronics companies.

 

REACH

The EU's legislation on chemical substances is called REACH. We require that all our suppliers adhere to it and we monitor this by performing regular random tests.

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PROJECT FOR REDUCING OUR EMISSION

We are involved in the Swedish Textile Initiative for Climate Action (STICA). Together with our network members we have taken on the challenge and agreed to reduce our GHG emissions by at least 50% by 2030.
 

RESEARCH FOR THE FUTURE

We would rather be part of the solution than the problem when it comes to the future of the textile industry. Therefore, we are participating in research programs since its first phases. Now in its second phase, the purpose of the program is to deliver knowledge and solutions that the Swedish fashion industry and its stakeholders can use in order to significantly improve the fashion sector’s environmental performance and to strengthen its global competitiveness.

 

 

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