As far as we are concerned, clothing should not only be beautiful, but also comfortable, if you feel comfortable you shine! But quality and sustainability are also important to us. That is why we produce 100% within Europe, in Portugal and in the Netherlands.
Besides limited editions we have a continuous basics collection to which new designs are added. Designs that can be combined with designs of previous seasons. Aimmea’s designs are ageless, and where possible sizeless. There are no rules for what you should and should not wear at any age or size.
“Being comfortable and feeling carefree while looking fabulous is what it is all about”
We produce within Europe to limit the number of kilometers your clothing travels from production location to your front door. But also because we have more control over the working conditions so that our clothing are made ‘fairly’. Our fabrics and materials also come from Europe (including Turkey) as much as possible in order to further limit the CO2 footprint.
- The viscose blend fabrics we use for our Aimmea | Basics come from Europe
- The jacquard fabrics we use for our limited editions are made in Italy
- The viscose stretch fabric that we use for our extra long stretch blouse also comes from Italy
- The jersey fabric of our arm warmers and the maxi sweaters comes (for now) from China, just like the non-woven Rayon fabric
- Since 2021 we use buttons made from recycled material for our blouses from Lithuania
- From autumn 2021 we will be working with Ottoman fabrics from Turkey
Why ‘for now’ from China; In mid-2019 and throughout 2020, together with our production location in Portugal, we searched for a fabric producer for our popular viscose blend jersey fabric that we use for our maxi sweaters. Unfortunately, it was not possible to find this fabric in time for the production run of # AW21. So we decided to order the fabric from China once more so that we can meet expectations to have the sweaters in stock again. At the same time, we continue to search for a suitable supplier of the fabric in Portugal so that we can achieve our goal of using only fabrics and materials from Europe.
ECO-FRIENDLY SHIPPING PACKAGING
At the end of 2019, we switched to environmentally friendly shipping packaging. We first opted for packaging made from recycled material based on polythene from Reverte. These mailers are broken down after use, but not completely. What remains is microplastic that is actually not good for the environment.
That is why we opted for a truly compostable mailer from Wastebasted at the beginning of 2021 that is just as strong as a plastic mailer and just as waterproof. This mailer is biodegradable and compostable. That’s because it doesn’t contain polyethylene. This new mailer is made from corn starch and a mix of two bioplastics, PLA and PBAT, and printed with non-toxic ink. You cannot recycle this mailer, you can process it in the bio-bin. So it is a completely CO2 negative compostable mailer!
We will use up our grey polythene bags and then switch to the new maize starch mailer. We also use white boxes for larger orders until they run out.
We think it is normal to do your best for the planet and the people who live on it. That is why we do not have any certification on our website. And because there is always room for improvement, we keep looking for solutions. For example, in the course of 2021 we will switch to transparent product bags from Wastebased that are biodegradable, this non-toxic storage bag dissolves in boiling water in seconds! There are many more improvements possible that we are committed to. If you have any questions about this feel free to mail us.