Sustainability is truly a continuous journey. When we started Lanivatti, we faced some very complex challenges, especially when it comes to the textile industry supply chain. To ensure we take the most responsible path we have chosen to collaborate with selected organizations and initiatives to learn, strategize and implement change.
We commit to source our materials with sustainability top-of-mind, while staying true to the premium quality, comfort and wearing ease. We make over 70% of our garments from fabrics with sustainable benefits, either because of their minimal impact on the environment in production, or their longevity of wear.
Each of our piece is designed and produced with the help of material specialists to understand the sustainability implications and opportunities for each fiber. We test each fabric so it would endure through years of washing and wearing without pilling, shrinking and stretching out of shape. Our print and dye houses use the most environmentally and ethically responsible products focusing on responsible water, chemical and energy footprints.
More than half of our garments comes from trees, hence we call these fibers Forest Fabric, or technically known as cellulose fibers.
The beauty of Forest Fabric (viscose, rayon, tencel and modal) is because they are derived from wood pulp, a 100% renewable resource, which means at the end of their life cycle, the fibers can re-enter the eco-system thus nature returns to nature. When sourced from sustainably managed forests and produced in an eco-responsible way, the forest fabrics is the champion material for a low environmental impact.
LANIVATTI proudly partners with Lenzing who use wood and pulp derived from responsibly managed forests and certified to come from sustainable sources. For more than 80 years, Lenzing has produced fibers from the renewable raw material wood into various fiber types in eco-friendly ways. Lenzing's TENCEL™ branded lyocell and modal fibers are produced by environmentally responsible processes from the sustainably sourced natural raw material wood. They are botanic products derived from renewable sources and processed with unique resource-conserving technologies.
Furthermore, Lenzing strives to safeguard resources for future generations by the use of renewable energy and by the recovery of process chemicals. Their manufacturing uses lower emissions and water than generic alternatives. With the constant improvement of existing methods and ongoing development of innovative technologies and products, Lenzing helps the industry to progress on its sustainability roadmap.
Find above icons on our product pages for garments created from Lenzing's Forest Fabric.
We are committed to using organic cotton over conventional cotton wherever possible in our collections
Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a positive impact on the environment. Organic agriculture protects the health of people and the planet by reducing overall exposure to toxic chemicals from synthetic pesticides and fertilizer that can end up in the ground, air, water and food supply, and that are associated with numerous health consequences. Furthermore, the organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility and expand biologically diverse agriculture. In short, it’s better for the planet than conventional cotton.
By the end of 2021, we are aiming for at least 70% of our cotton to be certified organic across our entire production.
We love linen’s beautiful soft textures and that it’s completely biodegradable.
Aside from that, linen is uniquely strong, versatile, naturally moth resistant, able to withstand high temperatures and absorbs moisture without holding bacteria. In fact, it is actually stronger when wet than dry and becomes softer and more pliable the more it is washed. It just gets better and better with age!
Linen is made from flax plants. The beauty of this plant is it’s resilience. It can be grown in naturally poor soils and requires no additional water other than rainwater, making it the most eco-friendly natural fabric. Very little energy is required to process flax. So it requires far less inputs and has a smaller environmental footprint than cotton.
Even with linen’s unique quality and sustainability attributes, unfortunately much of the world's linen production is still grown using conventional farming methods. In the future near future LANIVATTI will begin to explore organic linen options wherever possible to ensure minimal social and environmental impact.
We strive to use 98% of our materials and recycle any remnants in order to keep our waste to a minimum. We ensure all end of roll fabrics and excess fabric cuttings from production are kept, and we re-use them for sampling or production.
Our limited production quantity means that we can reduce wasteful extra manufacturing and ensure that each piece is thoughtfully made.