“BASQUE ORIGINS, SUSTAINABLE FASHION, ARTY SOULS."
Skunkfunk is adding more sustainability on its journey. Klow wants to encourage every brand that are becoming more engaged. Not all their products are organic or from recycled materials but by selecting these ones only in our store will encourage the brands to follow this path.
Klow wants to promote sustainability and one of our main mission is to help our consumers to have a clearer vision of what products are the best for the environment, their health and for the people involved in the production process.
We have committed to only select the best sustainable products that suit our values. And we're very glad to include the sustainable products from Skunkfunk in our catalog.
“We believe that a more sustainable
fashion industry is not only possible but needed.”
This Basque Country brand has been created in the 90’s. They are committed to making durable fashion both in style and quality. Rather than doing an eco-line / conscious line, they apply this principle across all their operations, from bers to wet processes, from packaging to transport.
They believe in this change and are at the forefront of it.
At this stage, Skunkfunk is not entirely using organic cotton but commit to use 100% organic cotton by 2020. At Klow we only select the ecological and sustainable products from their collections. Our journey is to help consumers to find their way through sustainability and make sure you can find the right products beside all "green" messages that pop-up everywhere.
"We will start by telling you that for us, sustainability is not a green line
of some organic stuff or some charity action done by a given brand or
At Skunkfunk we do it because we are concerned about what we
do and its impact on the planet and society. Sometimes it can be frustrating
to realize how much needs to be done to change many of the things we deal
with as a fashion company.
But this constant challenge should be turned
into motivation and so we have done."
Since Skunkfunk embarked on this mission of introducing environmentally
preferred raw materials into their collections from Spring Summer 2004,
they have come from below 10% to above 90% within the entire clothing collection.
This season they are excited to announce the introduction of recycled cotton
made from preproduction fabric cut-offs, a more sustainable alternative
to organic cotton that consumes less water and energy
and avoids re-dying or using new farmland. This year they have also introduced the Zero Waste capsule collection. As an improvement, Skunkfunk tried to create a capsule collection with no waste*. For that, they had to use their knowledges and skills to create some of their garments that would fit the customers without any try session.
*Klow team make sure to legend each products with their feature, you can find more details about each garments on the product descriptions pages.
"We believe we are responsible
for the trash
we have created."
One of the most important fibers
within Skunkfunk collections is GOTS
Certified Organic Cotton. Cotton without toxic pesticides,
herbicides, synthetic fertilizers
or genetically modified seeds.
Nowadays 98% of cotton
produced worldwide is done using harmful chemicals, in
detriment of the land and the farmers that work with it.
Skunkfunk decided that they couldn’t
continue to support this system
and they wanted to make a change.
This change was to move
towards organic cotton. Completely.
Cultivated with less pesticides.
Durable, soft and fast growing.
Coming from eucalyptus cellulose.
Lightweight andtender to the skin.
TENCEL® branded lyocell fibers are botanic origin, since they are extracted from the raw material wood. Fiber production itself is extremely ecofriendly, due to the closed loop system. Lyocel fibers are more absorbent than cotton, softer than silk and cooler than linen.
Plastic bottles melted, spun
and woven into fabric. Waste
has never looked so good.
A second life for leather scraps,
less garbage in the landfills.
"HOW CAN CONSUMERS KNOW THE TRUE FACTS
ABOUT WHAT WE SAY? THIS IS THE ONLY WAY."
Skunkfunk is a signatory of the 2020 Circular Fashion System
Commitments (Global Fashion Agenda).
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*AT KLOW WE MAKE SURE TO SIMPLIFY YOUR RESEARCH AND GIVE YOU ACCESS TO THE PRODUCT THAT PERFECTLY MATCH YOUR PERSONAL VALUES,
OUR TEAM TAG EACH PRODUCTS FROM EACH BRAND WITH THE RIGHT LEGEND & LABELS.
EACH GARMENTS HAVE THEIR VERY OWN SPECIFICATION.
PLEASE MAKE SURE TO READ THE DESCRIPTION ON OUR PRODUCT PAGES FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT EACH CLOTHES & ACCESSORIES.
WHERE IS IT MADE?
From Western Europe to India and China,
Skunkfunk covered thousands of miles to meet
the right partners.
Chetna coalition members in Orisha, India 2015.
Each one of the people involved understand the complexities of their
regions and work with respect towards the land and people involved in
the process of creating Skunkfunk garments and accessories. Meet and greet
some of our trusted suppliers across the globe:
A company with a strong
background in intermediation
between fashion brands and
factories. A company founded
by employing women.
Apple & Rex
They are a couple of
entrepreneurs and slow fashion
activists that have grown sideby-side
with Skunkfunk. Today
they are OCS certified.
Fairtrade®, GOTS, and OCS
certified. She runs one of the
most innovative suppliers in
the region, while fighting for
Jesús produces iconic wasteless
pieces for Skunkfunk from
other companies’ recovered
deadstock fabrics. His factory
has been recently renewed and
is fully equipped.
GOTS and OCS certified,
he is one of the pioneers
of sustainable fashion
He runs a 100% solar powered
factory that produces the cotton
paper we use for the tags of our
garments. Compared with traditional
methods, it consumes
1/10th of water and reuses 96%
A supplier that combines
sharp product quality with
A 10-year long friendship.
Chetna coalition members in Orisha, India 2015.
"Our buying habits
can change the world"
"It’s about taking the time to think about and understand the true
impact that our purchasing power has. It’s not a secret that the
global clothing production has doubled over the past 20 years, to an
astonishing 85.000 million garments in 2016. Textile waste occupies
nearly 5% of landfill space, and all of us, tend now to keep that beloved
pair of trousers for half as long as we did 15 years ago. In fact, many
cheap garments we buy today do not last due to the intentional poor
quality and craftsmanship.
Buy cheap, discard fast and create a huge pile of non-degradable
garbage along the way is an unsustainable model, isn’t it?
At Skunkfunk we firmly believe that every
one of you can make a difference. We’d like
to encourage you to ask yourself this three
questions before buying:
Is the brand committed towards their
employees, their suppliers and their
impact on the environment? How so?
Do they mainly use – or are moving
towards - including in their collections
low impact and sustainable fibers such
as organic cotton, ramie, lyocell, linen or
Do they have third party certifications?
What do these certifications mean?"
Our money is more powerful than our vote. The purchasing power is in our hands and change begins at home. Be part of the change you want to see!"