What You Wear Tells A Story
Valentina Tereshkova was born in Yaroslavl region of Russia on 1937. She was a textile factory worker and an avid skydiver. At the age of 26, Valentina became the first woman to fly in space. Having orbited Earth 48 times, Tereshkova remains the only woman ever to have been on a solo space mission.
“A bird cannot fly with one wing only. Human space flight cannot develop any further without the active participation of women.” Valentina Tereshkova
Watch the documentary: Valentina Tereshkova - Seagull in Space
Radical Transparency Establishes Trust
The cotton used in this garment is sustainably grown in Aydın province of Southwest Turkey, with zero chemicals for pesticides and insects. This Aegean cotton is known for its high quality worldwide.
The picked cotton plants were then transformed into fibers and knitted into fabrics in a local factory in Izmir.
These fabrics were then shipped to Istanbul and dyed with highly absorbent paint with non-toxic dyes, reducing chemical usage and water consumption drastically.
Meanwhile, Ms. Seher created the patterns for our designs in a textile atelier based in Istanbul.
The patterns were then delivered to Ercan, who cut the fabrics into moulds with complete safety equipment and comprehensive social security.
For the making of the unique reflect line on our products, all of the fabrics were sent to the 90% women-employed and women-owned embroidery center in Rami, Istanbul.
The labels and hangtags were produced under GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), in Etiteks factory in Istanbul, Turkey.
All the labels and embroidered fabrics were handed to our production partner Factory 46 to be transformed into finalized garments; from sewing to ironing and packaging. Factory 46 ensures the difficult-to-achieve BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) and SEDEX certifications.