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In Focus: Eco Friendly

Protecting our beautiful planet is of the highest importance to Gather&See. Our Eco Friendly brands lead the way in working innovatively to minimize the impact that fashion production has on the earth. Fashion and textiles is the second most polluting industry after oil - a shocking fact that should inspire more fashion brands to think about how to reduce carbon emissions, water pollution and chemical usage. Discover how our Eco Friendly Philosophy is put into action by our brands.

Matt & Nat

The wonderful Matt & Nat has become a cult brand for eco friendly, vegan bags. Nature is at the heart of the brand and the name itself, Matt & Nat stands for MAT(T)ERIAL + NATURE. Matt & Nat is a vegan brand therefore there are no animal products used in production. Inn 2010, the UN reported that the best way to protect the environment is to adopt a vegan/vegetarian diet, given the harmful effects of factory farming.

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Amazingly, the linings inside all MATT & NAT bags are made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles. In addition sustainable materials are constantly sourced in design  such as cork and rubber.Various vegan leathers are used in production, the scientific terms are PU (polyurethane) and PVC (polyvinylchloride). PU is less harmful for the environment than PVC and Matt & Nat use it wherever possible. 

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CUS

CUS design, source, and manufacture their clothes with the following aim in mind: to maximize benefits for the people we work with whilst minimizing the impact on the environment. Cus select all our fabrics according to high quality standards and from companies that demonstrate an ongoing commitment to reducing environmental impact. The clothing is dyed in Europe and is completely free of any toxic substances. Cus only use mills that ensure that wastewater is correctly treated before being returned to the environment. They only work with certified dyes such as GOTSOeko-Tex® and Clear to Wear®.

Some examples of the materials Cus work with:

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Organic cotton
Organic cotton is grown without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers. The aim is to achieve a balance with nature and contribute to a more biologically diverse agriculture. We use organic cotton made in France, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Turkey and Pakistan. It is all GOTS certified.

Tencel®
Lenzing Tencel® fibre comes from the pulp of eucalyptus trees. The wood pulp is processed in a “closed loop system” in which 99% of the chemicals are recovered and recycled with minimum waste and low emissions. The Tencel® we use is made in Spain and in Portugal.

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Hemp
Hemp is highly productive, easy and fast to cultivate. It does not need agrochemicals to grow and enriches the soil with its deep roots. The hemp we use is made in Italy.

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