At The Fine Cotton Company we strive to reduce our impact on the environment by buying sustainable natural and organic products wherever possible.
We have carefully selected the finest suppliers who use Certified Organic Cotton to produce our gorgeous bedlinen range.
The organic cotton we use is certified by GOTS the Global Organic Textile Standard . This standard ensures the organic status covering the production, processing and manufacturing of the fibres.
All our factories are Oeko-Tex Certified.
The Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification assures that textile products are free from harmful levels of more than 100 substances known to be detrimental to human health.
The certification covers every textile component and ensures they are free from harmful toxins and irritants and is biodegradable and recyclable.
Certification also guarantees that all the stages of manufacture are eco-friendly and do not generate noise, air or water pollution
Taking care of our people, products & planet:
Here at The Fine Cotton Company we believe beautiful style shouldn't cost the earth so our luxury products are sourced and manufactured with the utmost care for our environment, the people we work with and our loyal customers.
Influenced by the world around us we work to protect the environment wherever possible and cause no unnecessary harm through the products we produce, manufacturing our timeless classic collections with premium quality and longevity at their heart.
This is not fast home fashion – our products are made to last and in fact most of our bed linens get better with age. We consider them, heirloom pieces that may be passed through generations to enjoy.
Our products are made from sustainably sourced fabric - pure natural fibres, organic cotton, combed cotton, linen, merino wool all feature in our collections.
We partner closely with our suppliers to deliver our products, many of whom we have worked with for over 25 years.
The majority of our products are manufactured in Portugal, Italy and the British Isles.
Our cotton suppliers are members of Better Cotton Initiative (BCI). This is a non-profit organisation that promotes better standards in cotton farming, production and practices.
We are also proud to uphold industry-leading European standards in dyeing and textile manufacture - all our collections are made in factories with Oeko-Tex® certification – meaning they have passed the highest criterion of testing for safety.
They are free from high levels of over 100 harmful substances known to be dangerous to humans and the environment. Every component of the product is tested, from the yarn to the sewing threads.
Certification also guarantees that all the stages of manufacture are eco-friendly and do not generate noise, air or water pollution.
GOTS® Certified Products: Our organic collections are GOTS® (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified. It ensures from field to finished products as being free of harmful chemicals, pesticides and residues.
Our factories and partners are fully committed to ethical sourcing and traceability that meet stringent ethical standards means they share our total commitment to animal welfare.
Our natural filled products, such as pillows and duvets carry the Downpass Seal.
The Downpass seal certifies the products are responsibly and ethically sourced, have incurred no live plucking, are by-products of the food industry and are fully traceable.
Our synthetic filled products are made with polyester recycled from plastic bottles.
Wool is a 100% natural, renewable and biodegradable fibre – sourced from sustainable, ethical suppliers with a commitment to the planet.
Recycling our packaging
We’re always striving to use more recyclable and multi-use packaging. We use recyclable, polypropylene display bags to protect our products in our warehouse and in transit. We want to ensure the products we despatch are clean, dry and in perfect condition so paper isn’t an option for us right now but we looking to find totally natural alternatives.
Our outer mailing bags are generally manufactured from Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE). This product can be recycled and converted into a new product, thus helping to save material, reduce waste and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
For larger orders we use recycled cardboard outer packaging.
And always encourage reusing and re-purposing our packing wherever possible.
Supporting a more sustainable world
On our journey to carbon neutrality, in February 2022 we teamed up with our partners at getgreenspark
On our behalf, for every order placed, Greenspark will plant a tree, rescue 1 plastic bottle from the ocean and with our extra monetary donations will offset our carbon use.
All these elements work together to ensure we’re pursuing our goal to be sustainable and kind to our world. We know there’s still work to do and will always continue to improve with sustainable practices at the heart of our business.