All of our garments at Niko are sewn on a machine however, that machine is run by a master knitter who takes an incredible amount time and skill to produce every garment. The machine allows us to create more complicated patterns while also providing a higher level of quality assurance.
La Colonial is one of the most respected organic cotton producers in all of South America. While we can't track exactly where the cotton comes from, we can feel confident that three independent certification have approved their level of quality control.
It took us about a year to find an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional elastic and the people at James Tailoring are the geniuses that found the solution. The “elastic” or as we like to call it, eoc-elastic, contains a blend of natural latex and organic cotton.
Corozo Buttons is simply a corozo button manufacturer based in Panama City. They receive blank corozo buttons from Ecuador and turn them into finished pieces. Corozo Buttons is a family run organization with family ties to the corozo industry that dates back to 1895.
Tencel is an amazing fiber however, what separates Lenzing from the rest are their sustainability initiatives. They not only make the company more green but also benefit the overall Life Cycle Assessment of Tencel.
Lenzing is a world leader in sustainability and especially when it comes to regenerated fibers. Lenzing buys some of its raw materials for Tencel at eucalyptus farms in South Africa. The farms are certified by FSC and audited by the Rainforest Alliance.
The company started with the purpose of helping widows, single mothers or any mother in need - “who poses incredible weaving techniques but not being able express it due to their basic living conditions”. Most artisans at the company are mothers!