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Insecta

«We have increased the life span of what already exists in the world.»

Klow is proud to introduce you to Insecta, a cool and creative Brazilian brand that has been an example of sustainability and fairness since 2014. 
We love their very unique combination of vintage materials and recycled one to create qualitative and design shoes.

Insecta mission is to raise awareness and inform people on topics such as sustainability, veganism, consumption, waste reduction… They also want to inspire other entrepreneurs to take the opportunity to impact positively the environment with their business. 
At Klow, we share their mindset and open minded vision, we're 100% align with Insecta regarding their mission to go against prejudices and to democratize ecological and vegan fashion. 
As a core value, Insecta make the choice to create unisex footwear for their entire collection. 
They also work on the improvement of gender equality. To succeed, they created a creative universe towards the flora and the fauna, offering unique designs. 
Their collections are all limited edition due to the small fabric capacity as this is up-cycled from fabric waste. Insecta has demonstrate that fashion collections can be renewed often with the same design and remain sustainable thank to the up-cycling process. 
They are inspiring and always try to improve locally and internationally their social and environmental impact.

Klow is very glad to offer you this brand in online exclusivity in Europe.

  • Insole

    Their insole is in beehive format, recycled materials and all padded with foam. It is 100% recycled with the textile surplus of their own production.

  • Heel / Sole

    The heel also receives more foam, and the sole is recycled rubber, super malleable and goosy, which makes the shoe ultra-flexible. It is a mashed and recycled industry over crushed rubber.

  • Upper

    Ecological fabric done with recycled cotton and bottle PET recycled Reuse of used clothing from thrift store They reuse vintage clothing or recycled cotton and bottle PET recycled to create their material.

Certifications

Fairtrade are working for farmers’ rights in developing countries. They help them get organized and make sure they are guaranteed a minimum price for their crop. On top of that Fairtrade premiums are given to villages for investments in schools, infrastructure and other social improvements.

*At Klow we make sure to simplify your research and give you access to the product that perfectly match your personal values, our team tag each products from each brand with the right legend & labels. Please make sure to read the description on our product pages for more details about each clothes & accessories.

Fair working for the farmers

More than 90% of the cotton used by Dedicated is Fairtrade Certified, ensuring their farmers are given better working and living conditions.

The short version is that global chemical companies have made poor farmers in developing countries dependent on their GMO-cotton, chemical fertilizers and pesticides. The farmers end up with a polluted, sterile environment and can no longer support their family’s needs.

In the end all profit goes to the big companies while the farmers work extremely hard for nothing and this is at risk for their health & safety but also for the consumers that wear those pieces of cotton that are full of pesticides.

Organic cotton is about going back to how it used to be, farming cotton in a sustainable way, in touch with nature. What you pay for the cotton ends up in a farmer’s household, paying for food and school, instead of dividends to greedy shareholders. Simply, the way it should be.

Dedicated founder have seen the devastating effects of the conventional clothing industry and for him it was clear that we need a positive alternative. The textile industry is the second largest pollutant in the world, and working conditions are infamous, both in the cotton fields and at the factories.

Transparency

Dedicated clothes are made in India or China, we decided to select the brand regarding their values for sustainability. 

In our point of view, we can change things in the fashion industry by leading the change step by step.

Having brands with high values in those countries create an immense impact for those people abroad who are living in less developed countries than in Europe. 

Often, human rights in those countries are scorned and we don't think it's right. In Klow point of view, all human are equal and all of them should have the right to work in decent conditions.  If all sustainable brands decided to produce in western countries it will only lead to a worth wealth distribution. It will not encourage those factories abroad to be "better" in term of sustainable practices and it would only confine those workers with people with less ethical business values.

 1/6 people in the planet work in the textile industry, fashion is a major actor of local economy in numerous countries.

For Klow, it is important to support and contribute to a healthier work environment for all of the human in the world. No matter where they are from.

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    Location:
    Tiruppur, India

    Dedicated products:
    T-shirts
    Sweatshirts
    Joggers

    Fabrics:
    Jersey, 100% Cotton, GOTS and Fairtrade Certified

    Armstrong is a family owned company in the southern part of India. With about 2 000 employees in four different production units they are one of the biggest suppliers of GOTS and Fairtrade certified cotton garments. This is where we produce almost all of our jersey products like T-shirts and Sweatshirts, making them Dedicated’s main partner
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  • Dibella / Suvastra

    Location:
    Bangalore, India

    Dedicated products:
    Shirts
    Chinos

    Fabrics:
    Woven, 100% Cotton, GOTS and partly Fairtrade Certified

    Dibella is run and owned by three pioneers in sustainable garment production, one of them being the initiator of the Fairtrade Cotton program. They started in 2010 and have about 300 employees today, focusing on premium quality woven garments, mainly shirts. This is where most Dedicated shirts and all Dedicated chinos are made.

  • ASI

    Location:
    Shanghai, China

    Dedicated products:
    Caps
    Beanies

    Fabrics:
    Woven, Organic Cotton
    Knitted, Recycled Polyester

    ASI is one of the biggest Headwear producers in the world, working with most leading streetwear brands. This has ensured we get top quality caps and beanies, but it has been difficult to get them in sustainable materials. It took a couple of years but now we can make caps in organic cotton canvas and beanies in recycled polyester. This is where all Dedicated headwear is made.
    Click here for more info.

  • JMI

    Location:
    Guangzhou, China

    Dedicated products:
    Jackets
    Swim Shorts

    Fabrics:
    Woven, Recycled Polyester, GRS certified

    This is where we make our garment made from recycled PET-bottles. A quite small producer that allows us to develop new items in recycled materials. So far we make jackets and swim shorts here, we will see what is next.

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