As the protection of the environment and mankind is a major concern of ours, Quat’rues fair trade clothes are made in organic-grown cotton, certified by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard)
Better for the environnement
Organic cotton is grown with natural composting that replaces chemical fertilisers as well as pesticides, it also requires twice as less water as conventional cotton growing. It is GMO-free guaranteed.
Thanks to crop rotations, organic agriculture allows the oxygenation of soils and the sustainability of their richness.
Better for People
Organic cotton fibres are softer and smoother than conventional ones as well as thicker and more resistant; they also are hypoallergenic.
Producers also benefit from the organic growing of cotton as it allows them to improve their work conditions, their health and that of their relatives. Moreover, they can snatch themselves away from the clutches of debt by cutting down on their investments.
Dyeing and silk-screen printing
As we want to be coherent, the dyes used for our organic tee-shirts contain no heavy metals, phthalates or any other cancer-inducing substances.
No flocking or transfer either! We count on the long-lasting quality of our clothes. All our imagery is hence printed by serigraphy.
Also known as silk-screening or screen-printing, is the process of producing an image, or serigraph, by pressing colour though a fabric stencil comprised of porous and non-porous sections. The image is directly produced onto fabric, such as t-shirts.
These silk-screen printings are made by our partner, a textile printer who uses environment-friendly inks, under the Oekotex Standard 100 norm.