Choose products that are made in the EU. In EU countries there are laws, standards and regulations, such as REACH, that limit the use of chemicals and protect the workers. In addition, there are other certifications that supervise the production processes such as Oeko-Tex® and GOTS®.
Aarrekid’s products are made in our own factory in northern Portugal, in Cottonhouse Lda. Our factory was established there in 1994 and has in the past years being specializing in ethical production. Having our own production makes it possible for us to be truly part of the decision making and to affect processes that our product goes through. All the suppliers that we work with and that are part of the chain, e.g. yarn suppliers, knitting, dying and printing houses, and accessories’ suppliers, all are situated close to our factory in northern Portugal.
Our production is Oeko-Tex® certified and the organic cotton yarns that we use are GOTS® certified. Whenever possible, we use recycled materials and organic cotton, and we utilize surplus accessories and fabrics to save production resources. Product security is monitored throughout the production, starting from the design, that is made according to EU standards and recommendations.