L’Asticot is a brand designed in Switzerland and made in Portugal. You don’t have to be Einstein to figure that clothes that last longer put less strain on the environment. The l’asticot product range has a host of tricks up its sleeve to extend garments’ lives. These range from the use of robust natural materials, such as organic cotton jersey and organic wool, to fun unisex designs that free hand-me-downs from any his or hers hang-ups. They work exclusively with organic and recycled raw materials. The sheep producing their organic wool for example are raised under optimal conditions, feeding on products from organic farming. That means no chemical hormones, no pesticides and no genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The wool is treated naturally and no viscose yarn is added. They also refuse to use any chemicals in their dyes that could be hazardous to health. The confirmation is not just happy sheep – it’s also Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification.
KIND TO YOUNG SKIN
L’asticot refuses to use any chemicals in its dyes that could be hazardous to health. The colours in their fabrics are kind to the most sensitive young skin from day one. Laboratory tests have even shown that garments using potentially hazardous chemical-based dyes would have to be washed at least 11 times to reach the same skin tolerance levels as a l’asticot garment at the time of purchase.
MADE BY GROWN-UPS IN EUROPE
L’asticot produces their clothes and accessories in a family-owned facility in Portugal that has the European Ecolabel (No PT/016/04). They know exactly who makes their products and visit them regularly – so they also know exactly who designs and markets their goods in Switzerland and beyond. How many other kids’ clothes labels can tell you what football team the person who made your t-shirt supports?