Responsible Wool Standard

Sustainability: RWS (Responsible Wool Standard) certified wool ensures that the wool production process adheres to strict environmental and ethical standards. This promotes sustainable farming practices, including responsible land management and animal welfare.

Animal Welfare: RWS certification guarantees that sheep are treated with care and respect, ensuring their well-being. It prohibits mulesing and encourages ethical treatment throughout the sheep's life, promoting humane farming practices.

Traceability and Transparency: RWS-certified wool offers traceability from farm to final product, providing consumers with confidence in the source of the wool and the ethical standards applied throughout the supply chain.

“Care for your clothes like the good friends they are.” - Joan Crawford.

  1. Spot clean whenever possible to reduce unnecessary washing.
  2. Opt for cold water settings to conserve energy and preserve fabric.
  3. Hang your clothes to dry, benefiting both their longevity and the environment.

Friendly Reminder: Wool is naturally odor-resistant and tends to repel dirt, so you don't need to wash it frequently. Proper care will help your wool items maintain their quality and last longer.

  1. Spot Clean: If the wool item has only minor stains or dirt, try spot cleaning with a mild detergent and water. Gently blot the stained area without rubbing, and then rinse with cold water.
  2. Hand Wash: For more extensive cleaning, hand washing is the safest method. Use a mild wool detergent or a gentle, pH-balanced detergent. Fill a basin or sink with cold water and add a small amount of the detergent. Submerge the wool item and gently agitate the water to create suds. Let it soak for 5-10 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with cold water until the water runs clear.
  3. Machine Washing (If Necessary): Merino wool can be laundered in a washing machine using a wool or delicate cycle with cold water.
  4. Dry Flat: Never hang wool items to dry, as they can stretch out of shape. Instead, lay them flat on a clean, dry towel or a mesh drying rack. Reshape the garment to its original dimensions if necessary.

Crafting Memories

As a mom, I understand the sentimental value of our children's clothing. That sentiment becomes even stronger when we know that every step, from the farmer's harvest to the skilled craftsmanship, was done ethically and sustainably. At OAT & OCHRE, I carefully select a collection of clothing that reflects our values and celebrates the cherished memories we create.

Experience the joy of dressing your little ones in garments that embody compassion and responsibility. Shop at OAT & OCHRE for ethical fashion that tells a heartfelt story and nurtures a deeper connection.

Slow Fashion FAQs

A truly sustainable brand puts people and our planet first, prioritizing transparency and sharing key information about their manufacturing process, factories, and supply chain. They focus on quality over quantity, avoiding excessive new collections and product releases. Their decisions are driven by a commitment to reducing negative impact and minimizing waste, such as recycling materials, using natural dyes, and creating in small batches. By supporting such brands, you align yourself with their values and contribute to a more sustainable and responsible fashion industry.

One significant factor is that workers involved in the production process, including farmers and garment workers, are paid fair and liveable wages. Furthermore, the fabrics used in slow fashion are meticulously tested to ensure they are free from harmful toxins, prioritizing the health and well-being of both the consumers and the environment. Additionally, slow fashion embraces natural fabrics like organic cotton, wool, linen, and hemp, which are more expensive to grow and harvest compared to conventional materials like cotton, polyester, and nylon. This investment in ethical practices and sustainable materials contributes to a more responsible and conscious fashion industry.

When purchasing new clothing, approach shopping with intention rather than impulse, ensuring that each item aligns with your personal style and values. Prioritize quality over quantity, considering the longevity of the piece and asking yourself if it will be worn at least 30 times or more. By adopting these mindful shopping habits, you can curate a sustainable and conscious wardrobe.

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    Silly Silas

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    The footless wooly tights with braces have the softest feel, keeping your little one warm and cozy during any winter adventure. The unique combination of 59% merino wool and 41% organic cotton ensures the best comfort and thanks to its 100% natural fibers composition, it is suitable for the most sensitive baby skin. Merino wool is ultra-fine, supremely soft natural fiber that is breathable and helps to regulate the body temperature in both warm and cold weather. In the winter days, it absorbs the cold air and circulates the warmth. In summer days, it lets the body breathe while absorbing water from your little ones’ skin. It is also renewable and biodegradable. Thanks to its protein based composition, merino wool biodegrades after about a year in the ground. Our merino wool comes from non-mulesed sheep and is certified to the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS). The RWS describes and independently certifies animal welfare practices in wool production from the farm to the final product. Manufactured with love in Spain, in a local family production with a knitting tradition of more than 50 years.

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