Komodo is a Fair-trade brand. They have been creating high quality garments and on trend clothing for over 30 years.
We started to stock Komodo a few years ago. I fell in love with the Komodo style immediately which I describe as ‘throw on clothes’.
I bought a Komodo wool sweater dress two winter’s ago and still live in it. Its feels cosy and comfy and it make me feel good when I wear it and it washes up great too.
But the best thing about it is this – I know that the people involved with making it were treated fairly and the dress was made with natural and eco fibres.
KOMODO is a member of the Ethical Fashion Forum, the industry body for sustainable fashion: Find out more about what they do here: Ethical Fashion Forum.
What are eco fibres? Some of you may know what this means but if you’re like me (not entirely sure) here’s a quick guide to what it means and importance to people and the environment.
Here’s just a few examples of the fabrics Komodo use:
- Organic Cotton: They only use Organic cotton which does not use toxic chemicals, which means it is better for the land, water and people. All their Organic Cotton is GOTS certified.
- Hemp: The fibres comes from cannabis sativa plant which grows densly and swiftly in poor soil to a height of 4 meters giving a yield 3 to 4 times more than most substitues (like cotton) without the need of agro-chemicals. The plants do this by capturing very high levels of carbon dioxide. All their Hemp fabrics are GOTS certified.
- Bamboo: The fastest growing plant in the world, it thrives naturally without need of fertilisers or pesticides and needs very little water. It’s yield is 10 times that of a cotton crop Bamboo.
- Rayon: Made from sustainable tree cellulose – it is not synthetic. Good at showing colours without needing hard dyes and softener.
So Komodo care, I mean really care about the world we live in, its people and its environment which is totally magnificent and so admirable. But here’s another thing about this beautiful and inspiring team.
They support numerous environmental and social projects in the UK and in the countries where they manufacture. For example they have helped shelter London’s homeless, build schools in the Himalayas and reforestation programs on the side of volcanos.
I mean, on top of everything they do, to me thats is just incredible, which is why I love this brand. Go check out what they do and you will too.
Komodo is available in store and online now.