OUR FABRICS

Katla works with the leading sustainable fabric suppliers from around the world. Animal cruelty fabrics with minimal environmental impact are carefully selected based on quality, femininity and timelessness

NATURAL, ORGANIC FIBERS

FABRIC SUPPLIER:

GETZNER TEXTILE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Organic Cotton Poplin: A classic, fine and crisp Austrian fabric made of 100% organic cotton. The fibers of the organic cotton come from non-genetically modified plants, and have been grown without the use of synthetic agricultural chemicals.

CERTIFICATIONS(S): OEKO-TEX MADE IN GREEN

FABRIC SUPPLIER:

Organic Textile Company (from Egedeniz Textiles)

Organic Cotton Sweatshirt Fabric: A soft, cozy fabric which is made of 100% organic cotton. The fibers of the organic cotton come from non-genetically modified plants, and have been grown without the use of synthetic agricultural chemicals.

Certification(s): GOTS; ORGANIC 100 CONTENT STANDARD

FABRIC SUPPLIER:

Tintex

Organic Cotton Sweatshirt Fabric: A soft, cozy fabric which is made of 100% organic brushed cotton. The fibers of the organic cotton come from non-genetically modified plants, and have been grown without the use of synthetic agricultural chemicals.

Certification(s): GOTS (for the fabric); OEKO-TEX 100 (for production); OEKO-TEX STeP ; SGS ISO 9001; SGS ISO 14001

CRUELTY-FREE ANIMAL BASED FIBRES

FABRIC SUPPLIER:

Suedwolle Group Italia

Jasmin Wool: 100% organic, cruelty-free, Merino wool. The wool has been processed with eco-friendly X-Care treatment.

Certification(s): GOTS; X-CARE

FABRIC SUPPLIER:

Class Eco Hub (from Zignone)

Cruelty Free Virgin Wool: 100% organic cruelty free wool. This cruelty free virgin wool is obtained from a lamb’s first shearing, making it the softest, finest wool available.

Certification(s): GOTS

REGENERATED CELLULOSE BASED FABRICS

FABRIC SUPPLIER:

Infinity Srl

Cupro Modal Twill/ Washed Cupro Modal: A silky and soft, yet strong, Italian fabric, which is composed of 63% Cupro and 37% Modal. Cupro is the by-product of the industrial harvest of cotton, specifically the waste fibres that are too small to spin.

FABRIC SUPPLIER:

Ipotesi

LENZING ECOVERO: This soft fabricis made of 100% viscose. Viscose is a type of rayon fiber that is made from natural sources such as wood and agricultural products that are regenerated as cellulose fiber.

Certification(s): OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 (company)

FABRIC SUPPLIER:

Tintex

Jersey Lining : This lining is made of 100% tencel

Certification(s): OEKO-TEX 100 (for yarn); SGS ISO 14001; bluesign

FABRIC SUPPLIER:

Grisotto

Cupro Lining : This lining is made of 100% cupro

Certification(s): OEKO-TEX 100 (for yarn); SGS ISO 14001; bluesign

RECYCLED SYNTHETICS

FABRIC SUPPLIER:

Class Eco Hub (from Iluna)

Black Stretch Tulle with Holes: A light Italian fabric, which is made from recycled polyester and is produced from synthetic fibers. However, instead of utilizing new materials to craft the fabric, recycled polyester makes use of existing plastic.

Certification(s): GRS – Global Recycled Standard (company & fabric); bluesign

Recycled Polyamide Tulle: A classic, timeless Italian fabric. Recycled polyamide is recycled from materials existing plastic.

Certification(s): GRS – Global Recycled Standard (company & fabric); bluesign

FABRIC SUPPLIER:

Teijin Frontier Co., LTD

Recycled Polyester: A sturdy Japanese fabric, which is produced from synthetic fibers. However, instead of utilizing new materials to craft the fabric, recycled polyester makes use of existing plastic.

Certification(s): GRS – Global Recycled Standard (company & fabric); bluesign

FABRIC SUPPLIER:

Carvico SPA

Econyl: This highly technical fabric has been made from recycled, synthetic waste such as industrial plastic, waste fabric and fishing nets from the ocean. Composed of 78% Polyamide and 22% Elastane, Econyl material is a regenerated nylon.

Certification(s): GRS – Global Recycled Standard; OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100

FABRIC SUPPLIER:

Gruppocinque

Taffeta / NEWLIFE: This stunning and highly technical taffeta is made of 100% recycled polyester.

Please note that traditional washing of recycled synthetics can still shed plastic microfibers that can end up in the ocean. Consider using a Guppy Bag when washing your synthetics.

CERTIFICATIONS - WHAT DO THEY MEAN

GOTS

GOTS is a textile production certification that limits the use of toxic bleaches, dyes and other chemical inputs during the production process of textiles. It is internationally recognized as the toughest organic textile standard because it goes far beyond verifying the organic farming process to include every step of manufacturing. To obtain the GOTS “organic” label, a product must:

• Contain at least 95% organic fiber
• Not be treated with bleach, formaldehyde or any other toxic substances
• Be colored with nontoxic dyes
• Be produced in a mill that enforces strict social and environmental standards, treating their employees and the earth with deep respect. GOTS certification means that our products meet the very highest standards.

Global Recycled Standard

The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of Recycled Content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices, and chemical restrictions. The goal of the GRS is to increase use of Recycled materials in products and reduce/eliminate the harm caused by its production.

Organic 100 Content Standard

The Organic Content Standard (OCS) applies to any non-food product containing 95-100 percent organic material. It verifies the presence and amount of organic material in a final product and tracks the flow of the raw material from its source to the final product.

OEKO-TEX MADE IN GREEN

The OEKO-TEX MADE IN GREEN certifies that the fabric has been made:
- with materials that have been tested for harmful substances
- in environmentally friendly facilities
- in safe and socially responsible workplaces.

OEKO-TEX 100

If a product is labeled as Oeko-Tex certified it is completely free from harmful chemicals and safe for human use. To attain Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification, the fabric has been tested and certified to be free from harmful levels of more than 100 substances known to be harmful to human health.

OEKO-TEX Step

STeP is an analysis and assessment of the production conditions. STeP analyses all important areas of a company sustainability performance using 6 modules:

• Chemicals management
• Environmental performance
• Environmental management
• Social responsibility
• Quality management
• Health protection and safety at work

X-Care

X-Care is a process that Südwolle Group has exclusively developed to treat wool fibers by using eco-friendly substances without the use of chlorine in any step of production.

SGS ISO 9001 Quality Management System

Standard Global Services ISO 9001 QMS documents the processes, procedures, and responsibilities. Based on eight quality management principles, the ISO 9001 standard defines the way an organization operates

• Leadership
• Customer focus
• Involvement of people
• Process approach
• Organizational context
• Continual improvement
• Fact-based decision making
• Risk-based thinking

SGS ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

Standard Global Services ISO 14001 is a tool for the management of environmental aspects and impacts.

Bluesign

BLUESIGN traces each textile’s path along the manufacturing process, making improvements at every stage from factory floor to finished product. BLUESIGN acts as an independent verifier to secure trust and transparency.