Favos’ commitment to ethics and sustainability has guided the founding team to carefully select all of the stages of our supply-chain.
Raw materials: For our first release, we decided to craft our garments using 100% organic Peruvian pima cotton which has the advantage of being produced in a land free of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and defoliants. The organic standards do not allow the use of GMOS. Peru has a ban for GMO seeds, which reduces the risk of contamination that exists in other cotton producing countries. Additionally our organic pima cotton is sourced from a cotton mill in Peru that is certified by The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) which is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibers, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. The aim of the standard is to define requirements to ensure organic status of textiles; from the harvesting of raw materials, environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing, through labeling that provides a credible assurance to the end consumer. The GOTS Certification process includes all the stages that involve the transformation of raw materials starting from production, packaging, labeling, export, import and distribution. This standard is the most demanding and updated on the latest sustainable textile trends in environmental practices and fair trade, and controls the use of eco-friendly inputs that do not jeopardize the workers and final consumer.
Fabrics: Our fabrics are produced in Peru in our carefully selected partner textile unit that produces dyed yarns and fabrics; which combines environmental friendly and ethical practices, with cutting-edge technology. Their operation runs entirely on natural gas, and has a world class industrial wastewater treatment. Their international certifications: (BASC) Security, facilities, processes and people; provides secure processes in the international logistics chain against terrorism, drug trafficking, smuggling, money laundering, bribery and corruption. (WRAP) 12 Principles that address social responsibility, environment and safety in the international logistics chain. (OEKO TEX) Ensures that garments are free of prohibited substances.
Production: Our garments are crafted and finished in Brazil. The design process, cutting of the fabrics, sewing, and serigraph printing is done in our partner production plant that has the highest standards of supply chain and labor ethics: They carry the ABVTEX seal.
Packaging: Our product packaging is made with recycled Kraft paper.