RESPONSIBILITY

We believe in brands and individuals taking responsibility for their effects on our planet and the beings living on it.

Here are some ways we take responsibility: 

We can tell you exactly who made your clothes; they are all made by Milla Tawast, the founder and designer of TAWAST clothing.

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All of our clothing is made to order, so that there is no deadstock left. We don’t want to produce more things to the world that there is no use for.  

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Our production happens in-house. That means less transportation, no back and forth with a factory. Everything from the patterns to the sewing is done under one roof.

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We use ethically sourced fabrics. We look for GOTS certified fabrics and if it doesn’t have a full certification, we make sure it’s still ethically made. GOTS includes strict environmental and social criteria for operations along the entire supply chain.

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On our first collection Earth Wanderess we use three different kind of fabrics:

Jersey fabric made of GOTS certified organic linen. The flax plant is grown in Normandy, France. The fabric is made in Germany; the linen is spun, knitted then dyed (except for the natural linen jersey which is raw) in the same factory.

Crepe fabric made of GOTS certified organic cotton. The  organic cotton is grown in Benin, Tanzania and India. The fabric is designed in Paris, France. Spinning, weaving, dyeing and washing of the fabric is done in La Loire, France. 

Handmade organic cotton fabric made from GOTS certified yarn by an artisan family in Kerala, India. The yarns are dyed by hand and the weaving is done by hand on small powerlooms. The fabric is made in small batches so it is tricky to get the GOTS certification and it would require them working on a larger scale to get the end product GOTS certified.

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To minimize fabric waste the scraps left over from cutting are repurposed for hair scrunchies. (Coming soon to the Shop) We make three different sizes of scrunchies so that we can use even the small fabric scraps. The very smallest bits we gather up and donate to be repurposed too so no fabric ends up on landfills.

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We make sure to minimize waste in all the materials we use in the studio. We recycle all the paper, cardboard and occasional unavoidable plastic. A lot of the studio equipment we have is bought second hand, like the machines and furniture.

We send the items in plastic-free packaging. Our packing materials are recycled and/or recyclable. We encourage the customer to then recycle the packing materials too.

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For shipping we use Posti Green services which are carbon neutral in Finland.

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We don’t believe in taking advantage of animals. We don't use any animal derived materials like wool, silk, leather or fur.

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We believe in giving back. TAWAST donates 5% of each sale to animal sanctuaries. We have personally visited these places and witnessed the amazing work they do to help animals in need.

 

 

We do not think we are perfect – we are always looking for ways to improve!