Vanilia is a sustainable fashion brand from Dutch soil. The brand always puts the customer first, and they are happy to help if you visit one of their boutiques throughout the Netherlands. The brand produces in its own factory and is always working on making production more sustainable.
Fair trade: Vanilia has its own factory in Turkey. 95% of their collection is made there. Only the knitwear comes from external suppliers in Turkey and Portugal. Vanilia always strives for a living wage. In general, this is also successful, but with the current economic situation in Turkey and inflation (150%) it is difficult to keep up. They are striving to rectify this. They recently made a gap analysis on their 2nd tier suppliers, and then paid them a living wage. Wages have also been raised twice this year. In addition to striving for a living wage, Vanilia also provides transport to work, hot lunches, and free healthcare. The working conditions in the factory are good and they have normal working hours. You can take a look inside the factory yourself via the video on their website.
Environmentally friendly: Not all fabrics used by Vanilia are sustainable, but they take a step forward every year. The main materials used by Vanilia are Polyester, Viscose and Cotton. 15% of all polyester now comes from a sustainable source, meaning it is made from recycled material. Vanilia aims to source 90% of their polyester sustainably by 2025. The viscose Vanilia uses is now 69% of sustainable origin, they then use Ecovero, which is made by the LENZING company. The cotton used is now 40% sustainable, which means that it is BCI certified cotton. It is Vanilia's goal to obtain 90% of its cotton from sustainable sources by 2025.
In addition to these three materials, Vanilia also uses wool, vegan leather, alpaca, and linen. The wool Vanilia uses is increasingly of recycled origin and they avoid Australia when sourcing the wool to prevent mulesing. At the moment, 19% of the wool is RWS certified sustainable.
Locally produced: The clothing is produced in Turkey and Portugal. Most materials come from Portugal, Italy, Turkey, and sometimes from Korea and Japan.
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