Ethical Production

With silk straight from our sustainable sources in Shanghai, we partnered with local artists from Germany to create our pyjamas' unique prints – prints that would be a reflection of our memories and our travels. Places we have been to, animals we have seen – all those things that wake this sense of wanderlust in us and spark that desire to go on our next journey.

Simple Supply Chains

Every piece of clothing has a journey. Here at RADICE, we want to ensure that our supply chain is as simple as it gets, eliminating unnecessary use of energy in material production to the actual making of our sustainable pyjamas. In our designs, we contemplate each piece, from the colours to construction, towards a more eco-friendly approach. Our process is streamlined with the goal of creating less carbon footprint, so we can make clothes you and nature will love.

Fair Production

As much thought as we put into our clothes, we make sure that our production dutifully complies with Fair Trade. RADICE commits to better wages and working conditions for our workplaces in Shanghai and Germany. Every piece of our pyjamas is woven with the spirit of love and mutual respect from our producers, makers and designers, so you can wear it with complete satisfaction.

Ethical production needs ethical consumption

Saving the earth is a two-way process. As we do our part reducing traces that may damage the environment, we implore you to do yours.

 

What you can do

  • Invest in quality. Shopping has become a vehicle for instant gratification, but instead of settling on fast fashion, choose high-quality garments that will last you for years, such as a pair of sustainable pyjamas. Saving for premium staples offer much more joy than purchasing an easily-discarded clothing.
  • Make smarter washing habits. A bigger percentage of a garment's environmental impact comes from its care. To decrease carbon footprint, wash less, use low temperatures and apply dry cleaning only when needed. The longer the clothing lasts, the less need for its replacement.
  • Repair, or recycle. Missing buttons? Loose cuffs? Learning to repair your clothes saves it from being discarded. Silk, a precious, all-natural fiber, can be reused in many ways. If your clothes have to really go, give it away to charity.

What you shouldn't do

  • Patronize fast fashion. It's easy to be lured into the trends to be in-the-now, but fashion is ever-changing. More than half of last year's clothes are thrown away, and all those garments end up in a landfill. Save the earth by limiting your purchase to high-quality staples that you can use for a long time.
  • Overwash. Laundering uses 6 times as much as energy needed to make your garment. There's much more impact if you use detergents that harm the environment.
  • Wear without care. Taking good care of your garments can prolong its life. Hygiene can impact your clothes. Cosmetics, deodorant and sprays can stain your clothes. By watching these little details, you can protect your clothes and preserve their make for a long time.

Keeping our environmental footprint small.

In a world that's all about speed and newness, fast-fashion thrives, but not without a consequence. Despite low costs and seasonally-fresh collections, garments drip with toxic dyes – one of the largest polluters of clean water. Polyester, a popular material for fabric, shed microfibres that weave plastic into our oceans. It is then digested by small marine creatures like plankton, before slowly creeping up to the food chain, right into the fish eaten by humans. The impact of fashion on our ecology is often unnoticed, but if every retailer and consumer make better, sustainable choices, we can make a positive change.

Our ultimate goal is to leave no carbon footprint and do no harm to the environment. That is still a long path for us to go, but these small changes can make a difference.

Jonas Diezun

Jonas is Co-Founder at RADICE. He is an avid reader, soccer player and loves hiking in the Munich mountains. He usually writes about productivity, sleep and the science behind both. He studied at in Munich and New York, and worked in Startups. His best advice for sleep? Have a fixed routine and see sleep & recreation as the most important pillar for your health. It determines everything.
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