EKO - Earth Kind Originals
EKO Clothing - Feel good about what you wear!
Nature Shop is now very pleased and proud to be stocking this gorgeous brand of Organic Cotton and Eucalyptus Tencel clothing!
EKO - Earth Kind Originals was founded by British fashion designer Helen Davies, who is based in Cornwall.
Cornwall is the inspiration behind EKO and Helen is inspired by the gorgeous Cornwall coast; the natural landscape, the outdoor lifestyle and the many creative people around her.
Her designs are simple, sculptural, beautiful and she creates with comfort in mind. Her clothing is beautifully made from gorgeous natural fibres and is flattering for all shapes and sizes.
Helen has combined her love for the great outdoors and the environment and has created a unique brand which values both planet and people.
What EKO stands for:
E is for EARTH
The earth is where the journey starts and what we want to preserve.
K is for KIND
Kind to planet and people.
O is for ORIGINAL
Original in design.
EKO designs provide women with timeless and good value organic clothing that will take you from work to play and everything in between.
EKO products are good quality products that have been made with sustainability in mind and have a transparent supply chain from plant to product.
EKO clothing is made in a textile factory in Turkey that is GOTS certified. All EKO organic cotton and Eucalyptus clothing is certified organic and adheres to the strict international GOTS criteria.
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
EKO clothing carries the GOTS certification.
This is a strict international certification for the entire textile supply chain; from harvesting the fibre, to manufacturing the product and distribution of the final item.
GOTS is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria right throughout the supply chain and production process.
It has very strict criteria and ensures clothing that states it is organic, is in fact certified organic. The certification also ensures that the standard in which the items are manufactured are at a high standard in order to provide a credible assurance to the end consumer.
Criteria of GOTS
The standard covers the processing, manufacturing, packaging, labelling, trading and distribution of all textiles made from certified organic natural fibres.
There are strict Fibre Production standards, Environmental Criteria, Technical Quality and Human Toxicity Criteria and Social Criteria to be met to become GOTS certified.
Therefore if you purchase a GOTS certified product, you know from the farm where the fibre is grown or reared, to the processing of the fibre, to the manufacturing of the entire product (dyeing, labelling and printing including) and the packaging and distribution of the product, your item has been done so at a high, environmental, social and ethical level.
Conventional (non-organic) Cotton has a huge impact on our environment, it is one of world's largest crops to be cultivated and accounts for a whopping 16% of the world's pesticide use! This is more chemicals per unit area used than any other crop! Cotton grown organically, has a much less negative impact on our environment. It is grown without harmful synthetic chemicals, pesticides and fertilisers, which means not only is it safer for us to wear, but so much kinder to our environment. Growing cotton organically is nurturing and preserving our environment, creating a cleaner and healthier product for all involved. Read more about Organic Cotton here.
Botanical Eucalyptus Fibre (Tencel)
Eucalyptus Tencel has unique natural qualities, being softer than silk, more absorbent than cotton and cooler than linen.
This beautifully soft and comfortable fabric is prefect for layering and gives an elegant finish if you wish to use a eucalyptus garment to drape.
Read more about Eucalyptus Tencel here.