“THE MORE WE DISCOVER THE WONDERS OF NATURE, THE MORE WE BECOME AWARE OF OURSELVES”
Hilma af Klint,
ArdAzAei endeavours to set a new benchmark for responsibly produced couture and high fashion, and works with textile suppliers that can reveal the details of the origins and processes behind their products, tracing each fabric right through the supply chain of raw materials, yarn spinners, weavers, print and dyeing techniques.
Transparency also relates to how the company operates. As such, ArdAzAei received the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certificate in 2022 (Organic—certified by Ecocert Greenlife 257263). GOTS is the leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, assessing several environmental and social-ethical criteria of the entire textile supply chain, covering not just the fabric used but the end piece.
ArdAzAei's goal is to continuously increase the GOTS product range so that 100 per cent of our collections are certified sustainable. This means that the entire supply chain is continually audited to follow strict social and environmental standards, including:
◊ The fibre in our fabrics has been grown organically.
◊◊ Ardazaei’s suppliers follow all the relevant OECD standards of worker’s rights.
◊◊◊ The final product is guaranteed to be free from a list of restricted, hazardous chemicals.
◊◊◊◊ Ardazaei’s certified suppliers need to demonstrate its environmental goals of reducing water consumption and pollution and recording and reducing its greenhouse gas emissions.
As such, ArdAzAei develops and sources all of its fabrics from within Europe to minimise each design's carbon footprint, and produces every piece to not just last for a lifetime but for the next life too.