‘“Eat apples, he told us !”
- Composition : 100% organic cotton (GOTS certified)
- Deliberately thicker cotton
- Color : Off-white
- Chest pocket with a natural corozo button
- Embroidery by Hello Marine
- Straight cut
* Made with love in Portugal *
Olzha is 1m88, weighs 70kg and wears a size M.
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Hello Marine is a French illustrator, textile designer and pattern-lover based in England. Her singular style is colourful and full of life. She exhibits her work around the world in galeries and shops and works for publications such as the New York Times.
A spanish word to describe vegetable ivory, corozo (or tagua) is the fleshy interior of the ivory palm fruit - called endosperm - originally from the Amazonian forest. It can be sculpted, changed and polished as easily as ivory. Corozo was first discovered in 1798 by Spanish explorers Hipólito Ruiz López and José Antonio Pavón who set out to explore the Peruvian jungle of the upper Amazon. They discovered that the first people to use the palm fruit to create jewellery and objects were the Quechua Indians. Fishermen also worked with corozo, creating small receptacles and snuff boxes. In 1865, a steamer left Esmeraldas in Ecuador for Hamburg with cargos of tagua on board. The Germans then discovered the vegetable ivory and began making buttons and small ornaments such as dice, thimbles, needle sheaths, jewellery and drawer knobs.
“Eat apples would he say !"
Farmed without GMOs, nor pesticides or chemical fertilisers (agricultural insecticides are replaced by natural fertilisers such as compost, which helps maintain healthy and sustainably productive soil), organic cotton also requires minimal watering since intensive irrigation is not needed.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres comprising of major social and economical aspects. The broad range of criteria and requirements ensures the organic nature of the textiles, from the harvesting of the raw materials to the manufacturing, the packaging, the labelling and the distribution. On a social level, the GOTS label asks businesses to inform their employees of the contents of the minimal social criteria while promising them safe and hygienic working conditions. A non-discrimination clause, the prohibition of child labour, the prohibition of violent or inhumane treatment, an ethical code of conduct, as well as decent working conditions and living wages are all required by the certification scheme.
More information can be found here: www.global-standard.org