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The story about Heijne

Maintain a better future with custom tailored garments.

Did you know that 30% of the garments in the stores are overproduced already from the start? That means that they are bound to end up on garbage dump or getting burned. What a waste! Because of that we are producing the garments after ordering only, we never over produce. That means no spill or throwing away piles of garments. Above all our garments don´t end up in outlets or sales to make place for next seasons production.

Sustainable materials

We aim to use more sustainable material. Read here about our main qualities.


NATURAL FIBERS

We use many natural fibers. Natural fibers are biodegradable. That means that they are capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms and thereby avoiding pollution. For the same reason we try to use as much pure fabrics as possible and not mix them up with other (synthetic) fabrics. For example: 100% wool, 100% silk, 100% and 100% cupro.

Our more sustainable materials:

Silk: Silk is one of our main qualities. It’s not only an amazing and beautiful quality but is also sustainable. For instance it’s made of natural fibers and therefore biodegradable. Additional the production process is relatively harmless to the environment. Read all you need to know about silk (and more) in this story.  

(Over produced) Cotton: Cotton is simply a heavenly, wonderful, comfortable and practical material. But unfortunately, it is not quite as kind for the environment or for those who grow it. We use cotton, which is over produced by Italian factories, meaning that they are left-over fabrics. Studio Heijne buys the fabrics through Swedish company Rekotex. We are proud to be able to take care of these beautiful denim fabrics without using new resources. See one of our jeans made from dead-stock cotton here.

Lyocell: Lyocell is a more sustainable version of better-known viscose. Fibers are derived from sustainable wood resources, harvested from certified and controlled sources using a closed loop production process. Additionally, the production process is also closed loop. That means that 99% of the chemicals and water used I the production process are used over and over again. See our shirt made from Lyocell here.

Pinatex: Piñatex is a natural, innovative and patented new material similar to leather. It’s made from pineapple leaf fibers, which are the by-product of the pineapple harvest. No extra land, water, fertilizer or pesticides are required to produce the material. Pinatex is GOTS certificated. See our Piñatex skirt here.

Wool: Wool comes from sheep and is therefore a natural fiber. Wool is one of the smartest functional materials available: it keeps you warm and dry, but at the same time ensures that you do not get sweaty. Wool breathes, just like all-natural materials, and also has temperature-regulating qualities. Wool is durable, functional and from an environmental point of view better than for example cotton. See one of our wool trousers here.

Cupro: Cupro is a “regenerated cellulose” fabric made from cotton waste. Cupro is, similar to Tencel, produced in a closed-loop system that reuses water and chemicals over and over again. It’s breathable like cotton and soft like silk and drapes beautifully. That’s why cupro is often used as a vegan and machine-washable alternative to silk. See our cupro trousers here and blouses here.

Personal fashion:

As a customer you are involved in the design process and can create something which is 100% your style and fits you in a perfect way. As a result this adds an irreplaceable value to the garment and we believe that it will guarantee a longer lifetime.

Our factories:

There are no shortcuts in creating long lasting quality. Therefor we don’t cut corners to shave a few cents off the manufacturing costs. Instead we work with production units who not only can deliver quality, but also can guarantee a sustainable environment for their workers.

Scroll down to read about the 2 production units we work with.

The garment atelier

Klaipeda, Lithuania

All our garments are crafted by hand, piece for piece, by skilled tailors in our atelier in Lithuania. Owner Loreta has a loyal team of 6 tailors and seamstresses, who have been working there for many years. Moreover they earn a decent salary and have good working conditions.

The scarf factory.

Hangzhou, China

Our scarves are made in a silk factory in China. Most importantly they print all scarves with digital techniques. Digital printing is a more sustainable way of printing, certainly using less water than traditionally printing techniques.

After printing the scarves are finished sewing by hand or machine, depending on the type of scarf.