Sustainability

Freya was born to inspire people around the world, honouring women and men values and peculiarities.  We strongly believe in creating products that respect people, animals and our planet. That is why we offer a high quality range of products that can be worn for years ahead and passed on to future generations.

Each one of our products is created through the art of hand embroidery. An ancient technique that uses needle & thread to design onto fabric. It is a slow process considering every single item takes on average 2-5 hours (depending on the complexity of the design) to be completed. They are stitched by Nathalia in London, where we are based.

Process of hand embroidering

Our clothes are made from natural materials, which are environmentally friendly, biodegradable, breathable and durable in comparison to synthetic fabrics. Synthetics often contain micro plastics that are released to the oceans when washed.

- T-SHIRTS are made from 100% sustainable cotton, grown and ethically harvested. 
- SWEATSHIRTS are 100% certified organic cotton manufactured using sustainable energy generated from wind and solar power. 
- SWEATERS are 100% extra fine merino wool.

We endorse the Fashion Revolution Manifesto and are committed to show transparency in our supply chain. Therefore we would like to talk about each one of the companies that provide our products:

Sweatshirts are made from 100% organic Indian cotton licensed under the Global Organic Standard (GOTS). Earth positive is a member of Fair Wear Foundation (FWF), which means its production undergoes annual audits to comply with the Code of Labour Practices (No use of child labour; No use of forced labour; Safe and healthy working conditions; Legal labour contract; Payment of a living wage; Freedom of Association and the right to collective bargaining; No discrimination against employees; No excessive hours of work) and also have the Peta approval.  Their products are made in manufacturing facilities powered by green renewable energy from wind and solar power. Their carbon footprint has been reduced by 90%.

Employee of Earth Positive factory

T-shirts are also 100% cotton. Cotton that comes from U.S. and it is sustainable grown and ethically harvested. It is high quality and follows environmental sustainability and social responsibility practices, certified under the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certification. The company is committed with the Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) and the Fair Labor Association that ensures the appliance of international laws and  a Code of Conduct, which includes fair wage salary; the right to be free from discrimination or harassment, no forced labour, no child labour, health and safe workplaces equipped with modern technology. They also offer primary medical care and wellness programs, financial assistance, training and development for all employees.

Sweaters are 100% ultra-fine merino wool. However, they come from a high street brand that has improvements to make. Since we are committed to ethical practices we have been trying to find a new supplier. We are still on the hunt and will let you know as soon as this happens.

When the final product is ready, is time to delivery it. Our packaging is 100% recyclable; all items are wrapped in tissue paper, shipped in cartoon boxes and sealed with paper tape. There is no plastic involved and you can simple discard the cardboard and paper tape in your recycled paper bin.

If you have any question about our products or want to learn more about ethical fashion, please email us at freyasembroideries@gmail.com 

Thank you ;)