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Over 30 Cradle to Cradle Certified® textile products set new standards

We are proud to announce a ground-breaking success in the field of sustainable textiles. Just one year after the launch of the first Cradle to Cradle Certified® collection, over 30 new certified products from our co-operative members lavie, STUNED and the Blue suit are being launched.

This significant milestone is based on a shared supply chain and access to circular materials and production processes. It also proves that circular product solutions are possible through close collaboration and support from committed partners such as the Migros Pioneer Fund, epeaswitzerland and the STF Swiss Textile & Fashion Institute.

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The products mentioned below are available from selected retailers or in the online shops of the individual labels – see lavie-home.ch, stuned.ch and thebluesuit.com.

 

Major development steps and high certification requirements

Thanks to intensive research over the past three years, the Circular Clothing Cooperative is presenting over 30 Cradle to Cradle Certified® products in the areas of fashion, accessories, and home textiles. To be certified the materials and manufacturing processes used were audited on the following impact categories: Material Health, Product Circularity, Clean Air & Climate Protection, Water & Soil Stewardship, and Social Fairness. Depending on the extent to which all of these criteria are met, there are various levels of certification from Bronze to Silver, Gold and Platinum. The Circular Clothing Cooperative succeeded in obtaining a bronze and gold level certification.

the Blue suit – more Cradle to Cradle Certified® products

The Cradle to Cradle® design approach starts with the choice of materials: Only materials without toxins that are healthy for people and the environment are used. Equally important is how the materials are processed, which dyes are used and how the washes and prints are carried out. These production steps must also be Cradle to Cradle®-compliant.

The Black Denim collection was supplemented this autumn with additional styles such as the ANN and SIMONE pants and the MARLENE and YOSANO jackets – All of them achieved Cradle to Cradle Certified® Bronze. A material highlight is the introduction of the first Cradle to Cradle Certified® Bronze business pants MILLER made of wool. For quality reasons a stronger stitching yarn is used. All other materials of the garments are Cradle to Cradle Certified® Gold.

Last but not least, the Black Denim collection is the starting point for the joint supply chain and Cradle to Cradle Certified® certification, from which other Circular Clothing labels are now benefiting.


thebluesuit.com

the Blue suit – more Cradle to Cradle Certified® products

The Cradle to Cradle® design approach starts with the choice of materials: Only materials without toxins that are healthy for people and the environment are used. Equally important is how the materials are processed, which dyes are used and how the washes and prints are carried out. These production steps must also be Cradle to Cradle®-compliant.

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The Black Denim collection was supplemented this autumn with additional styles such as the ANN and SIMONE pants and the MARLENE and YOSANO jackets – All of them achieved Cradle to Cradle Certified® Bronze. A material highlight is the introduction of the first Cradle to Cradle Certified® Bronze business pants MILLER made of wool. For quality reasons a stronger stitching yarn is used. All other materials of the garments are Cradle to Cradle Certified® Gold.

Last but not least, the Black Denim collection is the starting point for the joint supply chain and Cradle to Cradle Certified® certification, from which other Circular Clothing labels are now benefiting.


thebluesuit.com

the Blue suit_YOSANO Jacket / Press image

lavie – first Cradle to Cradle Certified® Gold Collection

“Made to last” is the name of the latest capsule collection from lavie, which has been labelled the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Gold. It comprises a total of 19 variations of decorative cushions and aprons, all of which are woven and sewn from denim in Italy and some of which are laser-finished. The title “Made to last” also stands for the design maxim that underpins the entire range from the Langenthal-based home textiles manufacturer.


“Made to last” beautifully demonstrates how design is created in a field of tension: Between the desire for design, technical feasibility, and the demand for functionality. The collection was based on certified denim in the colours black, ecru, and grey. The collection is made up of plain-coloured products and special highlights: The “Marilyn” and “Geena” cushion covers, for example, were processed using laser technology. Depending on the setting of the laser, the surface of the denim is either engraved or the textile becomes completely transparent.

The motifs for the laser engraving came from specially produced analogue cyanotypes. Fleeting, inconspicuous things were exposed to the sun for this purpose: For example, vegetable scraps, small everyday objects or objects that disappear forever between sofa cushions. By creatively capturing the ephemeral, the theme of circularity was given a captivating form.

The regularly fringed surface of the “Marilyn” cushion covers was created with precise laser incisions. A minimalist grid was used to create unique cushion covers that are reminiscent of fil coupé weaving in both look and feel.

 

lavie-home.ch

lavie – first Cradle to Cradle Certified® Gold Collection

“Made to last” is the name of the latest capsule collection from lavie, which has been labelled the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Gold. It comprises a total of 19 variations of decorative cushions and aprons, all of which are woven and sewn from denim in Italy and some of which are laser-finished. The title “Made to last” also stands for the design maxim that underpins the entire range from the Langenthal-based home textiles manufacturer.

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“Made to last” beautifully demonstrates how design is created in a field of tension: Between the desire for design, technical feasibility, and the demand for functionality. The collection was based on certified denim in the colours black, ecru, and grey. The collection is made up of plain-coloured products and special highlights: The “Marilyn” and “Geena” cushion covers, for example, were processed using laser technology. Depending on the setting of the laser, the surface of the denim is either engraved or the textile becomes completely transparent.

The motifs for the laser engraving came from specially produced analogue cyanotypes. Fleeting, inconspicuous things were exposed to the sun for this purpose: For example, vegetable scraps, small everyday objects or objects that disappear forever between sofa cushions. By creatively capturing the ephemeral, the theme of circularity was given a captivating form.

The regularly fringed surface of the “Marilyn” cushion covers was created with precise laser incisions. A minimalist grid was used to create unique cushion covers that are reminiscent of fil coupé weaving in both look and feel.

 

lavie-home.ch

lavie6344_app / Press image

Reduced to the essentials – the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Gold products from STUNED

The mission of the start-up STUNED has always been to create high-quality bags that are in harmony with nature. Until now, the design process has been at the forefront and the choice of components has been a comparatively simple task. In this way, between 10 and 20 different components quickly come together for one product. Due to the limited availability of Cradle to Cradle Certified® materials and the minimum order quantities required, the founders had to rethink their approach.

Necessity is the mother of invention – the new question was: What is possible with a minimum number of components? The result is an expanded product range that surprised even the young entrepreneurs. Together with a clear commitment to sustainability, the company continues to adhere to Swiss production and new bags and clothes, all of which are made from the same four Cradle to Cradle Certified® components. They prove that despite minimalist design, nothing must be sacrificed.

 

stuned.ch

Reduced to the essentials – the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Gold products from STUNED

The mission of the start-up STUNED has always been to create high-quality bags that are in harmony with nature. Until now, the design process has been at the forefront and the choice of components has been a comparatively simple task. In this way, between 10 and 20 different components quickly come together for one product. Due to the limited availability of Cradle to Cradle Certified® materials and the minimum order quantities required, the founders had to rethink their approach.

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Necessity is the mother of invention – the new question was: What is possible with a minimum number of components? The result is an expanded product range that surprised even the young entrepreneurs. Together with a clear commitment to sustainability, the company continues to adhere to Swiss production and new bags and clothes, all of which are made from the same four Cradle to Cradle Certified® components. They prove that despite minimalist design, nothing must be sacrificed.

 

stuned.ch

STUNED Mantel Front 02 / Press image

BENEFIT FROM OUR LEARNINGS

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We know how you can close the textile cycle.

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We’ll show you what circular design is all about.

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We know the requirements for Cradle to Cradle® certification.

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In our material library you will find materials for the biological cycle.

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The Cradle to Cradle® model also allows cool coloring and prints.

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There are more and more accessories according to the Cradle to Cradle® standard.

By developing and producing more Cradle to Cradle® collections, CIRCULAR CLOTHING gains valuable insights and practical experience that is relevant to other textile labels which also believe in a zero-waste industry. The Cradle to Cradle® supply chain used for the collections is accessible to the members of the cooperative.

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Curated and certified fabrics, accessories and colouring options will be made available in a form of a toolbox, with sample materials, a guideline, workshops and lectures. The USE CASE also pilots the shared Cradle to Cradle Certified® certification, which will be offered through CIRCULAR CLOTHING.

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