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The regular cut, ruffled Gaartrud blouse from Armedangels. Dress it up or down, works in every way.
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Care: hand wash, do not bleach, do not tumble dry, iron at low temperature, do not dry clean
100% Viscose (LENZING™ ECOVERO™)Additional Materials: Buttons made from Polyester, plastic zipper
The Brand Story
Founded in 2007 in Cologne, ARMEDANGELS are pioneers in the ethical and sustainable fashion industry. Their team visits workers throughout their supply chain from cotton farmers through to cut and sew factories. They use a variety of more sustainable materials including, organic cotton, recycled polyester and Tencel®. ARMEDANGELS are constantly working to transform the fashion industry - and to show they are not just talk they work with a number of independent certifications: Global Organic Textile Standard, Fair Wear Foundation and Fairtrade.They have been very transparent with us about where they are performing well and where they can improve. They are true pioneers both environmentally and socially within the fashion industry focussing on modern, contemporary collections instead of changing trends. Fair Fashion instead of Fast Fashion.
Viscose by LENZING™ ECOVERO™
This garment is made from Viscose by LENZING™ ECOVERO™ a more sustainable fabric made from wood pulp. The wood and pulp is purchased from responsibly managed forests. Compared to producing generic Viscose this fabric generates up to 50% lower emissions and uses up to 50% less water.
This garment was made in Bravo Tekstil, Istanbul, Turkey. The factory provides free meals and transportation for employees. It is certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard and has been assessed by the FairWear Foundation. ARMEDANGELS have been working with Bravo Tekstil since 2012 and visit their factories a minimum of two times a year. These certifications, along with ARMEDANGELS personal visits, help to ensure good environmental practices and social standards.
Where ARMEDANGELS can improve?
ARMEDANGELS are implementing a pioneering open costing method with their factories to increase worker wages. Paying living wages - a wage high enough to cover a families basic needs, which is often higher than a countries minimum wage - is one of the areas that the vast majority of brands in the fashion industry are falling behind in. We’re pleased to see that this is on ARMEDANGELS agenda and they are making steps towards it.