Saint Basics

Eucalyptus basics

Quick facts

rating
B

Great

country of origin

Netherlands

certificates

How sustainable is Saint Basics?

Saint Basics is a Dutch brand that manufactures basics from Tencel lyocell, a more sustainable eucalyptus fibre. The fibre is sourced from FSC certified forests in South Africa and purchased from Lenzing, a very reputable company. Saint Basics also uses organic cotton and is completely Oeko-Tex and GOTS certified. Therefore, the final products of Saint Basics have a very low ecological footprint and are free of any harmful substances.

Ethical basics to love

The company really covers just basics and offers no seasonal collections. Because the styles are basic and they don’t change, Saint Basics keeps overproduction at a minimum. It produces in a small factory in Portugal that keeps transport emissions low and ensures labor rights are upheld. The Dutch brand doesn’t use any animal materials and is completely PETA approved vegan. Saint Basics don’t yet disclose ecological data like its carbon footprint and water and energy consumption. It is tracking this at the moment and because it only works with a single factory in Portugal, which has already implemented water efficiency and renewable energy measures, the tracking process should be relatively straightforward. We’re curious about the data because the company already has a low carbon footprint due to its measures and might even have the potential to achieve carbon neutrality in the near future.

Publication date: May 18th 2020
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