Proudly designed & made in Winnipeg, Canada
Our fabric is milled/ woven in Canada, certified fair trade yarn, Ecocert certification on the bamboo crop, GOTS certification on the organic cotton crop, Sweatshop free and Oeko-Tex certified on our dyes. (Dyed yarn is free of hazardous chemicals as certified by Oeko-Tex Standard 100.)
Voilà par/by Andreanne‘s Bamboo and Organic Cotton fabrics are certified with Okeko-Tex Certification, Product Class 1.(This means the dye have been tested to be free of toxic inputs) (Class 1 is the strictest certification).
Good for the Earth
This product is 100% organic. Organic products are made with ingredients grown without pesticides, genetically modified organisms, or synthetic fertilizers; keeping toxins out of the environment, and supporting biodiversity and family farms. This product is made from bamboo. Bamboo is a fast-growing, renewable resource that needs no fertilizer or pesticides, uses less water and releases more oxygen than alternative materials.
Good for People
The company that made this product is deeply involved helping its local community. This product is manufactured using the Oeko Tex 100 standard. Oeko Tek 100 independently checks for hazardous substances in textiles throughout the production chain. Products made in Canada are typically manufactured under the most stringent environmental, animal cruelty and labor laws, while reducing the shipping carbon footprint and supporting the Canadian economy. Sweatshop free products are manufactured in a safe working environment, offering reasonable work hours and sick leave, for a fair living wage.
Good for Animals
This product was not tested on animals.This product contains no ingredients that are derived from animal sources.
Bamboo Fibres / Organic Cotton
Bamboo fibres add softness, breathability, temperature regulation and moisture absorption properties to fabrics. Bamboo crops are fast growing an do not require the herbicide and pesticide use required for conventional cotton. Bamboo fabric is created from bamboo pulp (stock and leaves of the plant). The fibres are made when the stocks and leaves of the plant are mulched and then extruded out of a spinerette. The fabric is bleached without the use of chlorine. Bamboo fabric is easy to dye and is done so without the use of harsh chemicals and using methods which use less water than conventional dyeing methods.
Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. Organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility, reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers, and build biologically diverse agriculture. Third-party certification organizations verify that organic producers use only methods and materials allowed in organic production. Organic cotton is grown without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. In addition, federal regulations prohibit the use of genetically engineered seed for organic farming. All cotton sold as organic in the United States and Canada must meet strict federal regulations covering how the cotton is grown
Why Wear Organic?
Organic cotton is about so much more than just protecting your skin from toxic chemicals—although that’s definitely a bonus! Organic cotton farming also means that the land and the farmers who till it both receive tremendous benefits. Good for your skin and the environment!
SKAL certified organic cotton yarn is imported from Turkey, Pakistan, and India to Canada (SKAL certification, which included Fair Trade).
In Canada our fabric supplier knits the yarn into fabric. We only use the highest quality ring-spun combed cotton to create the following fabrics:
100% organic cotton/ 64% viscose from bamboo 24% organic cotton 8% Lycra/ 100% organic cotton/ 64% viscose from bamboo 24% organic cotton 8% Lycra / 90% viscose from bamboo 10% Lycra / 70% viscose from bamboo 30% organic cotton/ 66% Hemp 24% organic cotton/ 90% viscose from bamboo 10% Lycra / 70% viscose from bamboo 30% organic cotton / 66% Hemp 24% organic cotton/
Fabric is dyed in Ontario using Azo-free dyes. This is a class of dyes that are more efficiently absorbed into natural (cellulosic) fibres resulting in less polluting run-off. Azo-free dyes are an improvement over the conventional dyes and allow a good consistency in a myriad of colours, important for high-quality dyeing, and have been tested to be free of toxic inputs.
CUT & SEW
From the initial sketch to creating the pattern for each design, everything is done at the Voilà sewing room in Winnipeg, Manitoba. We test the product with our test team and then it’s off to the cutting and sewing!