At Samalla I feel it is important to keep an eye out for our environment. This is why I stopped purchasing materials that contain harmful substances. I look into pure wool, linen, silk, hemp, bamboo and cotton. I will sometimes allow a blend with viscose. I also use recycled materials.
I try to use as much organic and/or fair trade as possible. This is very hard to check, but if a certificate is mentioned, you will see it on my label.
Doing this means my pricing can be relatively higher, but I’d like to make goods that last longer, have a low impact on flora and fauna and makes everybody feel good about their purchase.
This doesn’t mean all my items are already harmful materials free. Just throwing away my materials is not really helpful. Right now I’m using all my current stock and when I need something new, I avoid non natural products.