This short top is made out of Belgian Linen/Cotton, one of the most ecological fabrics out there. This ticker fabric lends itself well to a shorter fit & stands nicely on it’s own, away from the body. This top suits both large busts & smaller busts.
Soon also available in color Indigo.
Tine and Johanna are both wearing medium.
55% Belgian Linen 45% Spanish Cotton (Libeco)
Made with care in Gent by Ida&Volta
This garment is 100% biodegradable.
All individual garments proudly carry the unique signature of the
spinner’s, weaver’s and sewer’s hand so slight irregularities between
garments might occur, we invite you to embrace them.
Please cherish your garment by taking good care of it
Wash with other garments in the same color
Do not use agressive detergents or bleach
Air drying is friendly for your garment and the environment
Turn your garment inside out for ironing
Ida&Volta is a brand founded by two Belgian designers. It is a real slow fashion brand with items that contain a lot of care and love. The items are a timeless investment that you can enjoy for a lifetime.
Fairly produced: Johanna works from a studio in Ghent, where she mainly works on summer items together with a seamstress in Ghent. The knitwear is produced in Antwerp. Laure, the other co-founder, works from her off-grid studio in Portugal, together with a local seamstress there, mainly on winter pieces. The co-founders work with small self-employed people who they guarantee a more than decent wage for their work. They always talk to them about how many hours they need to finish something and whether they can get by with this, and this is always negotiable.
Environmentally friendly: Ida&Volta mainly uses linen and wool. The flax comes from Belgium/France and is woven and dyed in Belgium. The wool comes from sheep in the Portuguese region of Serra da Estrella and the production process into fabric is done entirely on site. In addition, they work with a small edition of GOTS certified organic cotton that mainly comes from Uganda, sometimes from Israel. Other natural and sustainable materials that Ida & Volta sometimes use are Tencel, which is woven and dyed in a closed-loop system in Germany. Finally used; Peace silk that is woven by women in India in an honest way and where the moth is given time to develop into a butterfly; recycled cashmere; Mulesing-free Merino wool from Germany. The items are made as much as possible from the same material to guarantee biodegradability and recyclability. They stitch with cotton yarn, the labels are cotton, the buttons are biodegradable (from the Corozo nut), they do not use plastic or metal anywhere, so no zippers and no adhesive interfacing. In addition, they are increasingly working with undyed fabrics, because this is also a very polluting aspect of the industry. They already work with undyed linen and wool.
Ida & Volta does a lot of research into the origin of the materials for each material. For example, they want to ensure a fair and sustainable origin, and they can be transparent about the entire chain.
Locally produced: Production takes place in Belgium and Portugal, as close as possible to the most used material source (Belgian linen and Portuguese wool).
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