Raw fabrics, colors, trimmings, craftsmanship, traceability, packaging and shipment. Every single element of our process has been carefully considered to guarantee quality excellence and the most accurate attention to sustainability.
Our GOTS certified Organic Silk
We have chosen to use the highest quality sustainable and GOTS certified organic silk from Como, Italy. Our biodegradable, eco-friendly and organic Mulberry silk yarn is 100% cruelty free and CO2 neutral. It is ethically and responsibly produced with zero pesticides and no chemical substances. Organic silk production requires low water and energy usage. It also generates low waste and what remains is repurposed and resold.
Why organic silk over traditional silk
Organic silk is the responsible option to traditional silk.
Organic silk, as opposed to traditional silk, is obtained in a humane fashion allowing the silkworm to fully develop and continue its life after leaving the cocoon behind. It is in line with respecting the environment, non-violence towards animals and all in all, a sustainable practice. The silkworms are fed organic Mulberry leaves, grown biodynamically without any type of contamination. This ensures our silk is free of pesticides or artificial fertilizers. As opposed to traditional silk, our GOTS certified organic silk is also free of heavy metals and chemical substances that come into contact with our skin through the clothes we wear. Since our skin absorbs up to 65% of any substance it’s in contact with, it was crucial for us to work with only natural and organic fabrics, like the GOTS silk, which respects and takes care of your skin just like a caress.
Organic silk fibers are certified as compostable and biodegradable, and this can fully revert back to nature without affecting it in a negative way.
Why we use only sustainable GOTS Certified Organic silk
Our organic silk is certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard - GOTS - signifying that it is produced using environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing.
GOTS - Global Organic Textile Standard - is recognized as the world's leading processing standard for sustainable production of textiles made from natural fibers from organic farming. It guarantees that the entire textile supply chain has met the environmental and socially responsible requirements, without using fertilizers, pesticides and, harmful chemicals from the cultivation of silkworms, to the production (weaving, dyeing, printing, finishing and labelling) of the fabric in ethical work conditions.
Silk is natural, light, and resistant making it the finest of fibers so you can wear it for years. It is rich with essential amino acids and natural proteins allowing our skin and the material to breathe in complete harmony. Different to cotton, it thermoregulates our body’s temperature with sericin that naturally absorbs excess humidity, leaving behind the natural oils of our skin. It’s also hypoallergenic, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.
COLOR & DYES
A unique color palette exclusively for HERTH
One our main features is our colours palette. Orchid, Tea, Desert... each color is unique selected after a long research run to obtain that exact color shade painted by our imagination and produced exclusively for HERTH.
Our dyeing process is completely natural and biodegradable with a low impact on the environment and all our fabrics are digitally printed consuming less energy, lower water consumption and fewer CO2 emissions. Both the dyeing and printing process are GOTS certified and sustainable without chemical substances. Since our skin absorbs up to 65% of any substance it’s in contact with (harmful or not), it’s of dire importance to know what we wear.
Every detail is important
We choose with utmost care every single element which becomes part of our garments, like the metal accessories - which are made from Zamak which is an eco-friendly, nickel-free alloy which is 100% recyclable. Zippers are made from sustainable and GOTS certified organic cotton, eco-friendly and nickel free Zamak.
100% ITALIAN CRAFTSMANSHIP
HERTH is entirely Made in Italy
Every garment from HERTH’s collections is produced in Veneto, Italy by local artisans in ethical work conditions. The sharp attention to details, the superior tailored cut and the careful hand finishing involve sophisticated manufacturing techniques, which require top-tier craftsmanship and up to 5 tailor hours. The result? A flawless and flattering fit – which foster the consciousness of wearing something unique, rare and precious.
Our commitment to the supply chain transparency
We want you to follow the journey of your HERTH along our supply chain and the Italian territory and give you the possibility to verify our process and our certifications. In order to achieve that, we use the Blockchain technology as a guarantee of transparency in the supply chain.
Boxes and Bags
All our boxes and tissue paper are made from recycled and responsibly sourced FSC certified materials, Made in Italy. They are 100% recyclable with a water-based ink used for printing. Our bags are 100% compostable and biodegradable returning to nature with no harmful impact to the environment.
Tags and Labels
Each tag is made from 100% recycled and uncoated FSC approved cardboard while each label is made from 100% GRS certified recycled polyester, Made in Italy.
Conscious of our footprint, up to your doorstep
Since the suppliers are concentrated in the northern part of Italy, logistics are simplified reducing our carbon footprint. We work exclusively with companies that are environmentally friendly harmonizing our values.
We ship worldwide with DHL Express Go Green Climate Neutral and UPS Carbon Neutral solutions. These eco-friendly alternatives allow us to maintain our sustainability promise throughout the entire supply chain and enable us to reduce CO2 emissions.
With these solutions, all transport-related emission of carbon are first calculated and then offset through external climate protection projects. Therefore, it also allow us to make a contribution to promoting the economy in less developed countries and improving the lives of local people.