Here at Touch Me Not Clothing we stand for quality clothing with conscious and sustainable production and legal and transparent processes. The main areas we are focusing on recently are the following:
Local and fair manufacturing
All the Touch Me Not Clothing garments and accessories are made in Hungary in Budapest or Budapest county. To keep it all transparent, you find an extra label in each and every piece with the name of the producer, even if it's made by ourselves. We are a small team of two at the moment, get to know more about us here.
All of our fabrics and accessories (buttons, labels etc.) are produced in Europe by reliable and GOTS certified makers. If you'd like to meet our suppliers, feel free to click here.
Besides using organic cotton we decided to use corozo buttons and Oeko-Tex certified woven labels and threads, too.
Less transportation, less carbon emission
We try to avoid overseas shipping of our fabrics and accessories and especially overseas shipping with lower quantities. Our actual textiles and accessories all are EU-made (locally made whenever possible).
Minimal paper packaging
Upon receiving our garments, it might be surprising how small a package can be: we ship with Fedex / Foxpost for a few years now and use their Fedex Box / post box option when shipping a maximum of 2 items. No extra space means no extra air shipped, which also means that they can count with the dimensions of our boxes and can maximize the capacity during air / ocean freights. The boxes are super strong and are made of paper only - we do not add any plastic wrapping, so no surprise trash when opening your package.
We try to keep it clear and do not believe in unintelligible rivalry. We could hide the details of our products from our competitors - but it would mean to hide the details from our community and customers, who actually deserve to know it. We not only say grand speeches about transparency, but do it: we name our fabric suppliers, name our accessories suppliers and name our coworkers. Some say it’s a wrong decision, ruining our business and generating competitors - we say it’s only generating a loyal community and committed people believing in us and voting with their purchase, cos they feel the caring hands on each and every piece. Find out more about our suppliers and their certifications here.
We do repair our sweatshirts if needed, even if the warranty runs out - for a fair price in every case: a fair fee for our customers and a fair fee for our working hours of deconstructing and rebuilding a garment. Repairs mean that the clothes not only keep their history, but this history keeps growing with new stories. Dare to ask, drop us a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org!
We do not have huge warehouses and seasonal deadstocks - though we do not work for order only. We always have a small stock from our actual models, which is needed to have a smooth and easy shipping at online orders while giving us the possibility to have stockists, too - and when the stocks are getting really low one colour, we cut that colour in that type only.
Selective waste collection
We know it’s among the basic steps, but is definitely part of our ambition for sustainability: we collect our fabric scraps separately and have a selective waste collection system in the workshop and in the shop at our HQ, too.
We are not perfect though, but doing whatever we can from our side for having a completely ethical and transparent production of our happy sweatshirts, in order to make the future sweatshirt owners happy, too. Thanks for reading!