We expect the brands we choose in our collection to meet our sustainability criteria. Our criteria consist of actions that take the environment, social conditions and climate into consideration. Here’s how Lilja the Label meets our criteria:
Brand uses environmentally preferred raw materials for more than 70% of its volume.
Brand reports on the implementation of its environmental policy related to the ‘wet processes’ within the production cycle, like bleaching and dyeing of raw materials
Brand has eliminated at least three suspect chemical group, such as Phthalates or Perfluorinated Chemicals from its entire production
Brand reports what percentage of its consumer packaging materials are renewable or made from recycled materials, and the brand implements concrete policies which have reduced the environmental impact of their packaging materials
Brand supports environmental NGO's or other organizations to promote environmental sustainability
Lilja the Label doesn’t currently offer a lifetime guarantee, repair services or support the return or re-use of garments.
Origin of the materials, design and the manufacturing is shared openly
Brand is following buying practices that enable living wages and good labour conditions, such as long-term relations with factories, and concentrating production at a limited number of factories
Open list of direct suppliers that have collectively contributed to more than 90% of the purchase volume
Brand supports social NGOs or other organizations to promote social sustainability
Lilja the Label products are made in Bali, Indonesia and the same factory has been manufacturing Lilja products since 2018. The factory is run by a young local couple, employing 36 people in total. Lilja the Label does not have fair social conditions audited by a third party but they have personally audited the factory themselves. Lilja the Label wants to ensure a safe and ethical working environment for everyone who is in any way part of their production chain. This is a very important value for them.Lilja the Label doesn’t commit to a living wage benchmark with defined wages per production region or factory but the working conditions are a very important value for them and they have a manufacturing partner that offers fair wages for their workers.
Is at least 50% of the electricity used by the brand generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy?
Lilja the Label hasn’t disclosed the annual absolute climate footprint of its 'own operations', and hasn’t accomplished an overall absolute climate footprint reduction compared to the result of the previous reporting year.
Lilja the Label is a sustainable Finnish swimwear brand established in 2016 and their products are designed in Helsinki. Their aim is to create high-quality swimwear both ethically and sustainably. They don't have seasonality and their products are meant to last both time and use. Wear them throughout your winter swims and throughout your warmest beach days.
The brand products are ethically handmade in handpicked factories they have personally visited. A safe and ethical working environment for everyone that is a part of their product chain in any way is close to their hearts here at Lilja. Therefore it is important for the brand that their products represent this. All of their products are made using either recycled, regenerated or organic materials (ECONYL® regenerated nylon, REPREVE®, GOTS organic cotton).
“The well-being of the planet and the people are our utmost priorities. We believe that a business can only thrive when everyone and everything involved in the product chain is also thriving.”
Lilja the Label, it’s factories or fabrics have also met the criteria for these certifications: