SANIKAI

responsible & swiss made

MANUFACTURING

Our prototypes are sewn in the heart of Zurich. In cooperation with young and talented dressmakers, we work on a creative but equally sustainable basis. Our manufacturer is a family-owned company and is located in Lugano, in the southern part of Switzerland. Our clothes are sewn with much love by hand. We know the names of our tailors and we appreciate the close and personal cooperation very much. 


MATERIALS

Because clothing affects our skin, we only use the following materials, that we ensure earth, human & animal-friendly:

  • Organic Cotton (GOTS, KBA)
  • Swiss Organic Cotton
  • Organic Linen (GOTS)
  • Ramie
  • Recycled Plastic Bottles
  • Regenerated Nylon 
  • Recycled or KBT Virgin-Wool, GOTS certified (winter collection only)

BUTTON & THREADS

Our used buttons are made from coconut shell, wood or corozo and are made by certified producers across Europe.

We try, where possible, to rely on existing resources. Our sewing threads are recycled from recycled plastic bottles and are vegan. Next, to these so-called rPet-bottles we also use organic cotton threads.

 


DYEING & PRINTING

A portion of our fabric is dyed in Switzerland according to our instructions. The dyes used to follow strict Swiss guidelines.

Our patterns are digitally printed onto cotton in Europe. The dyes are vegan, and the printing process uses less water and energy than other printing techniques. Depending on the number of dyes in the pattern, we choose between rotation and digital printing.