OUR SUSTAINABLE VALUES
From the very beginning, we have made choices!
The choice to produce and sell our creations with the least possible impact on the environment.
The choice to respect all those who participate in our adventure, our suppliers of course, but also you, our customers! Here is how:
1. MADE IN PORTUGAL
Since its creation, La Cerise sur le Gâteau has been creating collections in Portugal: our products are manufactured in a short circuit, within a 30km radius in the Porto region, a region that has managed to preserve a very dense network of specialised craftsmen, factories and small family workshops.
As our production employs many different trades, our spinning mills are located next to our dyeing workshops. We are also close to the printing, embroidery, silk-screening, cutting and sewing of our fabrics.
2. 100% OF OUR FABRICS ARE NATURAL
La Cerise sur le Gâteau only works with natural fibres, such as cotton (mostly organic), hemp or linen.
The big plus! Natural fibres are recyclable or biodegradable.
In the vast majority of cases... we create our fabrics first!
We have them woven in Portugal, which allows us to control the desired function of the fabric, softness, absorption, or solidity for example, but also to make our own designs.
3. 70% OF OUR FABRIC YARDAGE IS ORGANICALLY GROWN
Because conventional cotton cultivation beats all records in terms of pesticides and water consumption, we have chosen to work mainly with organic cotton, which is much more respectful of the environment.
Our bed linen is made from 100% organic cotton percale, the "signature" fabric from which we make our bags and kits, as well as our bathroom linen.
To be continued!
100% of our bed linen and 67% of our references are STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified.
STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a global testing and certification system for raw materials, intermediate and finished products. It is the first textile product label that meets the needs of consumers in terms of human ecology, since it guarantees that articles, tested and certified by an independent body, do not contain harmful substances to an extent that could harm health.
5. STOCK CONTROL
The proximity of production and the flexibility of our human-sized workshops allow us to split up the replenishments by placing several orders per season and to adapt our restocking according to the needs and thus optimise our stocks and avoid overproduction.
This is the principle of : "The best waste is the one we don't produce".
6. NO WASTE
Zero waste objective! All our fabric scraps, end of rolls or non-conforming dye baths are reused and sold in the NO WASTE category of our site.
What about paper? All our boxes are made in France from recycled cardboard.
And the product packaging, a simple banner, reduced to a minimum, is FSC certified and made in Portugal.