In light of our ethics and the values we believe in, the choice for our raw materials focuses on environmentally friendly fibers: natural and non-mulesed wool, organic cotton, linen and hemp. Privileging natural and non-synthetic materials allows our clothes to have a lower environmental impact as they do not use as many chemicals during the production process. Important note: non toxic-materials are safe both to your health and environment! All our materials are carefully selected from our mills in France, Italy and Spain.
A natural resource, biodegradable, and renewable, wool is the material of choice for its many virtues, especially in terms of sustainable development. A noble material, wool will stay with you durably and comfortably. If maintained with care, it will retain its flexibility, softness, color and shape for years.
It is no wonder that half of all the fabrics produced around the world are made from cotton. Soft, comfortable, hypoallergenic, and breathable. But traditional cotton which represents 99% of the global cotton production presents a significant environmental challenge: it requires the use of lots of water resources and pesticides. This why we make things differently and only source 100% organic cotton which doesn't use toxic pesticides and is free from genetic modification: Good for our planet and good for your health!
Linen is definitely a winner at L'Envers: it is in not only in our brand DNA (Alfred Charvet who was Julie great great grandfather opened his linen weaving atelier in North of France back in the 19th century) but also meeting all our sourcing criteria. Indeed linen is mainly grown in France (local impact) and one of the most sustainable textiles available: it's organic, innate to nature and doesn't need any water nor pesticides for growth.
Our hemp was upcycled here in Spain that originally was produced by Hemp Fortex who upholds the highest of working standards and in fact, were the first member of the Fair Wear Foundation in China mainland— an independent non-profit organization that works with factories to improve labour conditions for garment workers.