Ikkuna/SuzukiTakayuki’s concept is simple ‘he wishes a lot of people had more chances to feel the kindness of organic cotton through what we call fashion’.
This brand is involved in the production of the cotton through the growing and spinning stages through to the construction of the garment. They only use dyes from extracted plants too so these garments truly are eco conscious and organic.
Their designs are simple, understated and minimalist but well made, excellent quality and made from the highest quality organic cotton.
Mass produced standard cotton accounts for 25% of harmful pesticides worldwide but organic cotton uses no pesticides and is beneficial to the environment. The cotton used in ikkuna/suzuki takayuki garments is also fair trade ensuring the farmers growing the cotton receive a fair price for their product. Also no child labour is used in producing their clothes which delights me as this has long been an issue close to my heart. I remember attending a gig in Sheffield a few years ago by an artist called Get Cape Wear Cape Fly. At this gig he used the platform to name and shame companies that used child labour. Two such companies were Nike and Gap. Ever since that day I’ve not bought from either of these stores. They may well have ceased these practices since but I still refuse to buy from them. Child labour is an abhorrent way of producing clothes and I won’t support any company that have used or uses it.
If you know of any company that have used child labour leave me a comment so I know to never buy from these companies.
You can find more of this companies eco garments at http://mode-8.net