Why to wear Etikology?
Etikology by Nanou Couture Commitment to sustainable fashion and Slow fashion philosophy,
proposes a different view of fashion concept, with comfortable natural and flattering designs, and the conviction that “each small act makes big difference”.
The line transmits naturality and a flashback to a traditional,
healthy and ethical life, through modern looks with personality .
Kimonos , cardigans and ponchos are mixed with freshand modern clothing style.
Each unique and exclusive handcrafted prints are made with natural dyes from plants and flowers, then combined with the natural tones of raw undyed cotton as offwhite , brown and green .
The creations are produced in small quantities, with organic materials in respect of health and certified by OCCGUARANTEE, sealing that the product meets the highest quality standards requirements of the textile industry in all phases of the process of production , even from seed, achieving a sustainable and unique product,
for those who, besides quality and style garment, also seek soul and heart.
What is the usual production time?
Al our products are realised under personal order. It takes around 1 to 2 weeks to produce undyed item, and 2 to 4 weeks for naturally dyed item.
It may vary according to the article. However we strive to make the garments in a minimum time for your greatest satisfaction.
What does "organic" mean?
Organic mean that the product is made from materials raised in on in or grown in compliance with organic agricultural standards.
"Organic agriculture is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects. Organic agriculture combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved..."
What does "occguarantee" mean?
Organic Cotton Colour’s control starts with the seed, hiring farmers that cultivate their own land on biodynamic cultivated land. Organic Cotton Colours (OCC) uses seeds that are not genetically modified. The croplands are free of polluting agricultural machinery, and respectful with life and animal biodiversity using no insecticides. To preserve the purity of the fibre once pulled, it is simply washed in rain water.
Their organic cotton is free from dyes, chemicals and synthetic products. This applies throughout the production and supply process, resulting in exceptionally pure hypoallergenic fabrics in the natural colours of the Earth: ecru, brown and green.
Organic Cotton Colours produces organic cotton directly through farmers in Brazil. The yarn is produced in Catalonia and the fabrics in Portugal, and both are manufactured with GOTS certification. They are able to control the transformation from the raw material to sell yarn, fabrics or final products to retail.
Organic Cotton Colours promotes the use of organic cotton which is free from chemicals and synthetic products throughout the entire growing, processing and manufacturing process. +info
What does "G.O.T.S" mean?
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the world's leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well. +info
Where are the clothes made?
The clothes are 100% handcrafted in IBIZA / Spain.
How are natural dyes made?
Natural dyes are dyes that are extracted from plants, insects or minerals, which due to their chemical composition have the ability to dye natural fibers, such as cotton, jute, wool, hemp, silk, etc.
Unlike synthetic dyes, they are ecological and sustainable. They contain no chemical components derived from petroleum, harmful to health and the environment.
The essential dyeing process requires soaking the material containing the dye in water, adding the textile to be dyed to the resulting solution and heating the solution over a low flame for an extended period, often measured in days or even weeks, occasionally stirring Until the color has been uniformly transferred to the textiles.
What are the washing instructions?
The washing process consists of treating the fabric in the same way as silk or wool: It is advisable to wash by hand with cold water for a greater care of the fabric. Use soft PH soaps, do not use bleach, dry and stock in the shade.