Your Purchase involves
In NordicAfroDesigns concept, a sustainable factor has been included. For each garment, a small fine bag produced in bamboo containing 3 "famous" bamboo seeds, which is the entire existence of this concept.
Germination guidance is provided on how you as a customer should plant the seeds and give the seeds the most favorable conditions to grow, thus serving the world's respiration.
In NordicAfroDesigns design many parts can occur in one garment, as the trend can be many cross-sections, horizontal or vertical, where other garments are very individual with few details.
The basic idea is that it is the material that must be "raw and wild" due to the authentic material (masculine / solid), where the design and colors are "soft and mild" (feminine / complex).
The clothes are dyed in the most beautiful colors, as the colors must have a harmonizing role, where they must express what resonates in you, when you are wearing our garments.
The colors are mixed through experience with feng shui coaching, which gives a color play that complements each other so that it creates a dynamic. In this way, the colors and the design are the most important elements in the appearance.
We have 2310 different colors to choose from, so there is ample opportunity for you to "create" your own garments. We work with a color-scale system called Pantone.
We enclose color swatches (clippings from the clipping of garments as we want to use everything from the material) of the colors we have in the present here. Which also will be the colors our garments are produced in, so you have a better sense of the color shades.
When you as a customer of NordicAfroDesign buy a garment, you can be sure that you get a lot of benefits
Our materials have several properties that will benefit you ...
Bamboo, Hemp and Flax are ...
Pinatex (Leafs from Pineapple) An substitute for skin/leather from animals.
GOTS-certified cotton: (GOTS; Global Organisk Textile Standard) Made without pesticides.
Waxprint 100% cotton: Made with wax from resin from Pine trees.
African Batik 100% Organic cotton: Handmade with clay, leafs and berries in different colours, without pesticides.
African Handweaved 100% Organic cotton fabrics:
Description of Handweaved fabrics
Bògòlanfini or bogolan means ”mud cloth" that refers to a kind of clay with a high amount of iron in it. The iron produces a black pigment, when its printet on handmade fabrics of cotton. Its handmade malian fermented mud. It symbolize the traditional Malian culture and identity.
This fabrics are used all over the world for fashion, art and decoration.
In traditionel bògòlanfini production men are weaving the fabrics and the women are dying it. On smal weaves the men are weaving strips of cotton that is 15 cm width, and sawing it into 1 meter x 1,5 meter fabric.
The production of the material for NordicAfroDesign's garments takes place in Africa (the Ivory Coast) where it is handmade. The bamboo is produced at a Chinese factory, where quality, working conditions and sustainability are paramount.
The raw bamboo material is crushed and are going through a chemical proces to make it convert into a mass, after which the fibers can be pulled out and spun into yarn.
Hemp and Flax are harvest and then the farmers putting them to rest, and then after a while, the Hemp and Flax fibers are crushed and spuned into yarn.
The factory where the raw material undergoes the process takes care of the remnants of the wastewater, and in respect of the environment and the people who works there, they clean it, so there will be no pollution or harm no one.
The benefits are, that it in no way harms those who work with it, the consumer or Mother Earth.
The finished material is Oekotex 100, which means that the raw material is grown organically and without artificial watering or toxic pesticides. And at the same time it is completely non-toxic and harmless to people to wear. Our garments are biodegradable.
Hemp is the most sustainable material in the world and do not need a certification to prove it...
When you order and pay for your garments, it can take up to 21 days before you recieve your garments. It all depends of how many orders we have.
In NordicAfroDesign our choice of materials carries a great deal of our love for Mother Earth ...
Therefore, we use recycled paper for packaging, and hope and believe that YOU as a customer have the same wishes to preserve Mother Earth in the best possible way.
We will therefore ask you to recycle this packaging as much as possible so that together we can create a DYNAMIC and HARMONIC present and future for this planet's inhabitants ... THANK you for your kindness
When ordering fabric to produce the dresses, we use sea freight as it is the most sustainable way of transporting. Sea freight takes 5 weeks, whereas air transport takes 4 days. With our concept "Deliberately maturing" it fits perfectly with longer and more sustainable transport.
"Everything good comes to the one who can wait" :-)
Grateful for our planet
NordicAfroDesign supports Fairtrade. The people who work with the production of our materials and sewing the garments, works under the best conditions. The local area where our materials are produced, are supported in several ways:
Bamboo, Hemp and Flax are very humble utility plants because of their high durability, and least harmful effect on the environment. They has been proclaimed THE MOST POPULAR MATERIALS IN THE WORLD, and we want to be part of that in NordicAfrodesign.
Each time a garment is produced in NordicAfroDesigns name, it focuses on ETHICS, ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY.
Motivation + Respiration
❝ Bamboo helps us every day with our CO2 emissions by turning it into oxygen, makes it much more comfortable to wear. And last but no less important, it at the same time NOURISHES OUR CONSCIENCE to the world ❞
At NordicAfroDesign we believe that the world's respiratory ability is a shared responsibility.
Are you AWARE every time you breathe in or breathe out? We are at NordicAfroDesign
“Breathing” is our motivation.
We only use trustworthy suppliers and manufacturers who support the sustainable and responsible lifestyle
We visit out partners at the Ivory Coast and learn more about the country's needs. Here we choose to focus on women, as they are the ones who have to carry on the generations. Therefore, we would like to help women by creating jobs and help them to be self-supporting in the area where the materials are manufactured. We do this by donating 10% of your purchases.
In addition, during the holidays and events, we will also donate 10% of selected products. This will be donated to vulnerable families with small children at the Ivory Coast and to rebuild the school system with stuff like benches, pencils, chairs etc.