Le Pirol works with three guiding principles.
- Organic Yarns - GOTS certified
- Local production
- Timeless design
After many years of experience in the fashion business, we decided it was time that we had to do things differently.
The Merino Wool we use is 100% Organic, recyclable and biodegradable, so it is a perfect choice for you who are seeking a sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle. Our merino wool is manufactured under a strict Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), which means no harsh chemicals such as chlorine bleach or formaldehyde are used during the manufacturing process.
We use organic wool because we care very deeply for the welfare of the animals. This means no muesling of the animals and lots of free space and they are only fed organically. Mulesing is when sheep, without any painkillers whatsoever, have chunks of skin carved away from the animals' backsides.
GOTS requires the use of certified organic fibres and proof of origin.
GOTS use no harsh chemicals that harm the eco-system.
GOTS uses only bio-degradable chemicals in all processes.
GOTS have target goals and procedures to minimise waste and use of water.
GOTS ensures a fair wage over the minimum wage and the freedom to organize.
GOTS must have an independent on-site inspection
GOTS is the worlds leading standard for organic fibres.
We use GOTS certified fibres because 52% of the carbon footprint of a textile fibre happens in the process before the wool is turned into a yarn.
By using GOTS certified wool, the effects are.
46% less CO2 emissions.
70% less water consumption.
26% less use of energy.
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We have a fair, sustainable and ethical approach to everyone and everything we work with on a daily basis at Le Pirol. Local production is an important tool to minimise our environmental footprint.
We have also experienced that better communication and collaboration with the knit technician gives us better products that last longer. Furthermore, we always work towards developing a very close relationship with the people we work with. This gives us a much better chance of avoiding errors or over-production and a unique opportunity to work on solutions that avoid and reduce waste.
We produce all our sustainable products locally in Denmark with a knitwear production company that have over 60 years of experience.
Knitting & Production - Elkjær Strik - Sunds, Denmark
Every Le Pirol product has to have something special - that Le Pirol magic makes people fall in love with our products and take good care of them. Timelessness, good design and functionality are at the core of our design philosophy. We design our products to stand the test of time so that they will bring long-lasting joy when cared for.
We are aware that the choices in the design and product development process affect the environmental impacts of a product's use and life cycle. Therefore a well-designed, timeless, high-quality and functional product is a sustainable choice.
Packaging material does not contain PVC. Paper or cardboard, used in packaging materials, labels, swingstags are recycled materials and are certified according to FSC or PEFC.
“We are not perfect, but we try our best to make a difference with what we can and the tools we have to make a change”.