We are proud to share the materials we use at mali studios and want you to know the origins of where our materials come from, the sustainability aspect of each and why we have used them in our garments.
We promise to use the most sustainable materials as possible and will add each material we use to this page.
Organic cotton is grown without harmful chemicals, leaving the soil, air and water free from contaminants that cause harm. Organic cotton produces around 46% less CO2e compared to conventional cotton. It also uses far less water to grow since organic cotton growers typically utilise rain far more than irrigation. On top of all that, organic cotton growers use beneficial insects to control unwanted pests instead of relying on harmful chemicals, thus encouraging biodiversity. It's win-win for humanity and earth. It is also known that various skin allergies relate directly to the chemicals used in non-organic cotton farming. Many people with skin problems report a dramatic improvement in their skin condition once they switched to organic.
By choosing to buy organic cotton you are enhancing the health of humans, animals and natural resources around the world.
Supporting organic agriculture is also essential if we want to create improved working conditions for cotton farmers because farming organic cotton is more regulated, and therefore, fairly traded.
So far we have used organic cotton across a variety of product, from our recent changemakers hooded sweatshirt to our be kind oversized t-shirt.
MALI Materials Certifications
When sourcing our materials and where possible, we try to ensure our partners have certificates to certify their sustainability focus.
GOTS Organic Cotton Certification—The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification takes over a year to account for every step of production—from the processing of certified organic fiber into yarn, to the dyehouses, mills, factories, and printers.
GRS - The Global Recycling Standard 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.