We craft with conscience. These are the 9 principles that we follow on a daily basis to make our sustainable garments. They are our guidelines and the frame we work in:
Made in Barcelona
All our Cus collection garments are made in Barcelona. This is where we live and where we work closely to all our manufacturers. We promote local economy. Our values go hand by hand with high quality local-made production.
We love Barcelona.
Transparency and traceability
All our garments are produced by responsible manufacturing partners to whom we work with side-by-side on a daily basis. We do not outsource, we know who makes our clothes.
Transparency is the future.
We select fabrics that demonstrate an ongoing commitment to reduce environmental impact.
Organic, recycled and eco-friendly.
We don’t use virgin oil-based fabrics.
Sustainability lies at the very heart of what we do.
We use organic cotton.
The farmers who grow organic cotton nurture the soil and avoid the use of toxic pesticides or fungicides.
We see waste as a valuable resource.
Our recycled garments are made with ﬁbers that come from textile waste. Textile waste is sourced, converted into recycled yarn, and then ﬁnally woven into a new fabric.
It’s time to reuse our waste.
We like to create warm shades of color from nature. Our naturally dyed garments are free of oil based dyes and come from non-edible agricultural or herbal industry waste, such as leaves or nutshells.
It’s time to have a happy skin.
We believe that certiﬁcations are the best way to ensure traceability.
Cus VIVA garments are eco-certiﬁed and made in Portugal. All the suppliers involved in the production are certiﬁed: from raw material producers to manufacturers. Cus VIVA is certiﬁed by The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), the world’s leading certiﬁcation for organic clothing.
We want to embrace inclusion. This is why our socially responsible garments are made by women at risk of social exclusion.
These women deserve to have a better life in their community, thus making a better
community for us all.
Time to think about the others.
We believe climate change is real.
Our lowcarbon footprint garments have a minor impact on climate since the greenhouse gases released to produce them are very low as all the suppliers and manufacturers involved in it’s production process are located close to each other.
The air we breathe is thankful for that.