Our Sustainability Story

Violet Bee is all about being positive. We create well-made T-shirts that bring smiles, and we are committed to do it in a sustainable and fair way that will bring smiles to the Earth and all the factory partners that supply us with the little goodies. Every product is made to the highest ethical and environmental standards.

 

All our T-shirts and tote bags are sourced here in London. Our rolled-sleeves T-shirts are made with 100% recycled materials. 60% of them is organic cotton cuttings from textile production and the remaining 40% is recycled plastic bottles. The T-shirts are certified under the Global Recycle Standard (GRS) and the Organic Content Standard (OCS) by the Control Union Certifications.

The carbon footprint from our long sleeves and children collections have been reduced by 90% - certified under the PAS2050 standard by the Carbon Trust in the UK between 2007-2009. The manufacturing facilities are powered by green renewable energy, from low-impact raw materials. 

 

They also meet the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified by the Soil Association by using 100% organic materials. The production undergoes annual audits to comply with the FWF Code of Labour Practices in accordance with the International Labour Organisation’s conventions.

 

All of our collections are hand-printed locally with water-based ink so each one of them is unique. We are also making use of traditional artisan skills such as hand knitting and hand embroidery to add colour and character to our creations. Wherever possible, we use surplus materials from scrap shops so that they can be given a second life again.

 

We #beelieve in taking a step back – please join us in the movement of creating the contemporary and sustainable slow fashion that celebrates you.