MELAWEAR - a fair wear label with passion
For a long time it seemed impossible to find bags or shoes that are produced under fair conditions and that are organic at the same time. In 2016 the brand MELAWEAR from Lüneburg revolutionized the market. Ansvar was the first backpack in the world to be both Fairtrade and GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified. MELAWEAR is a pioneer on the fashion market due to its transparent supply chain, the fair treatment of its employees and the environmentally friendly production by using organic materials.
Ansvar combines Fairtrade and GOTS certification
Whoever thinks of this Scandinavian name as an old man with a grey beard is far from it. Because Ansvar, that's the fair bag range from MELAWEAR. The special thing about it: every backpack is both Fairtrade and GOTS certified. This means that the backpacks are produced in India under fair conditions from organic cotton. The organic canvas is dyed in the colours petrol, anthracite, blue or old pink. Finally, to be water-repellent, each of the cotton backpacks is waxed. The bags also pass the everyday test with ease thanks to the laptop compartment and water bottle compartment. For those who want an additional magazine compartment, it is best to take a closer look at the Ansvar I. For those who get cold quickly, the integrated seat cushion on the Ansvar II and Ansvar IV will certainly suit them.
Fairly produced sneakers made of organic materials?
That's right, since 2018 MELAWEAR has been selling the world's first shoes which, just like the Ansvar backpacks, are both Fairtrade and GOTS certified. The way to the finished product was a long one, because natural rubber from Sri Lanka and organic cotton from India do not come together easily. Not to mention the custom-made tools from Italy, which bring the natural rubber into the right sole shape. The result is trendy canvas sneakers made of pure vegan material, which are manufactured in India to the highest quality standards. The fact that both the inner and outer shoe are made of cotton promises the highest level of wearing comfort in MELAWEAR style. Hard to believe that it is actually possible to let all this effort end in such a low price, isn't it? The principle of MELAWEAR, to have a few fair and organic products produced in high quantities, makes it possible.
Convince yourself of the quality: Fairtrade and organic
The desire for products that are Fairtrade and GOTS certified is growing. Of course, quality must not be allowed to fall by the wayside. The canvas from which every Ansvar backpack and all Mela sneakers are made is made from certified cotton and is carefully checked and processed for each piece. The special 360 degree seam is used for the sneakers to ensure that the upper material and sole are as high quality and as durable as possible.
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The MELAWEAR philosophy of combining Fairtrade and GOTS certification and manufacturing products under fair conditions for people as well as the environment inspires you? That's good, because mela means "acting together" in Hindi and this can only work if we all participate. Support MELAWEAR, have a look at the backpacks and sneakers in Scandinavian design and have them sent directly to your home with our fast shipping.