‘KLAIMET® FAQ

We are delighted to notice that you are interested in our concept. On this page, we have gathered some of the more frequently asked questions. Hopefully you are able to discover the knowledge you are searching for – and maybe even more.

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WHAT DOES ‘KLAIMET® OFFER YOU?

We offer a sustainable alternative to consuming textiles, which is widely considered responsible for significant negative environmental impacts. Unlike the industry’s standard, we keep our processes as close to us as possible in order to know what is going on. Our EU-based raw material sourcing and manufacturing ensure high quality garments produced sustainably. Shorter distances also mean less transportation and consequently less pollution.

WHAT IS THE MISSION OF ‘KLAIMET?

‘Klaimet wants to make the textile industry ethically, socially and environmentally responsible for its actions. We want to revolutionize people’s thoughts about what they wear and the impacts of their choices.

HOW DOES ‘KLAIMET DIFFER FROM OTHER ECOLOGICAL BRANDS?

We are truly ecological. Instead of producing organic or “ecological” clothing, we turn old clothes and waste into new clothes. The production of ‘Klaimet clothes does not require the cultivation of cotton, which saves for instance substantial amounts of clean water, energy and CO2 emissions.

IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FAIR TRADE, ORGANIC AND ´KLAIMET® 100% RECYCLED PRODUCTS?
Yes there is.
Fair trade clothing means that garments are produced based on ethical trade standards. In wother words, it strives to assist manufacturers and producers in developing countries to take advantage of better trade deals. Fair trade doesn’t solve the pollution or water usage problems.
Organic in clothing refers to usage of organically produced raw materials, typically cotton. Organic cotton refers to cotton grown organically from non-genetically modified plants, and without the use of fertilizers.
Both fair trade and organic products are produced from virgin raw materials that create more waste since their supply chain is linear.
Klaimet recycled products are completely made from otherwise worthless waste materials. Therefore, the supply chain of ‘Klaimet is circular. Instead of creating waste, ‘Klaimet reduces it.
WHAT KIND OF FABRIC IS USED IN ´KLAIMET® CLOTHES?
The fabric manufactured for our products is a combination of recycled cotton and recycled polyester making garments comfortable to wear. This mix includes textile waste, upcycled cotton and post-consumer plastic waste. Cotton is widely considered as breathable and pleasant-feeling fiber while polyester strengthens the mix making the garment more durable. Polyester also repels dirt and it doesn’t wrinkle easily. Therefore, the cotton/polyester combination ensures comfort and durability.
HOW DOES ‘KLAIMET FIGHT AGAINST THE FAST FASHION?
Instead of having seasonally changing collections, we design products and collections to be used on all seasons with timeless looks to last for years. For those reasons, there is no need to keep up with complex fast fashion system. We like it slow and simple. And of course, our products are not made from virgin raw materials that are harmful to the environment and produce more waste on our planet.
HOW IS THE ORIGIN OF RAW MATERIALS AND SUSTAINABILITY VERIFIED?

We control the external production and origin of raw materials with close collaboration and active communication with our trusted business partners. In addition, our materials and production are guaranteed by certificates issued by third parties. Our raw materials and production processes are verified and audited for instance by Global Recycled Standard, Global Compact, OEKO-TEX Standard 100, and Amfori BSCI.

HOW CAN I BE SURE ABOUT THE QUALITY?

We believe that great quality is the key to success and always has its cost. This is why we say no to cheap labour. Our garments are manufactured in the EU under guaranteed conditions. Locating manufacturing close enables us to monitor and ensure quality.

WHERE ARE THE GARMENTS AND FABRIC PRODUCED?

The fabric is produced and the garments are manufactured in Portugal under strictly specified EU conditions and legislation. We keep all of our processes as close to final market as possible in order to maximize our control and to minimize need for transportation. We also require certificates from our business partners in order to ensure legitimate operations across the whole supply chain.

WHY ARE THE 'KLAIMET® PRODUCTS MADE IN THE EU?

We want our products to be made from high quality raw materials and with high quality professionalism. A shorter supply chain is also a more ecological choice.

CAN I RECYCLE MY OLD CLOTHES VIA ‘KLAIMET?
We are pleased to receive all old ‘Klaimet products back to us to ensure our closed loop process.
When regarding other brands clothing, we encourage for recycling and gladly provide our assistance on finding your local recycling possibilities. The proper recycling plays a key role in minimizing waste production. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!