We work with comfortable and versatile fabrics that are both durable and distinctive. It is very important to us that we use materials and methods that have a lower impact on the environment and the end consumer. This also includes avoiding harmful chemicals and substances that are used in conventional production as much as possible.
On our CSR page, you can learn more about our work with sustainability.
All cotton at Mini Rodini is organic or recycled. The organic cotton saves on water and harsh chemicals fertilizers and pesticides compared to conventional cotton and is healthier for both the surrounding local nature as well as all people during the production chain and the end user. For organic fibres, Mini Rodini works with GOTS and OCS certification. GOTS (The Global Organic Textile Standard) is an international certification that demands strict environmental criteria on the entire manufacturing process. The manufacturing process of textiles often involves different facilities and processes before the final product reaches consumers and GOTS ensures that an organic certifier evaluates all phases of production. That includes farming, harvesting, production, processing, manufacturing, packaging and branding.
Linen is a natural fibre grown out of the flax plant. It is durable with good breathability and comfort. Having it organic means no GMO, pesticides or fertilizers are allowed to use – better for the health of the eco-systems and everyone making and wearing it.
For organic fibres, Mini Rodini works with GOTS and OCS certification.
Hemp is a fibre that comes from the hemp plant. Nearly no chemicals are needed during the farming as hemp is a strong plant able to grow quickly in both warm and cold climates and less nutritious soil, demanding much less water than cotton. For organic fibres, Mini Rodini works with GOTS and OCS certification.
Organic wool means that the care of the animals’ rights are concerned and strictly regulated and controlled. Synthetic hormones, pesticides and mulesing to produce the wool faster according to the conventional methods are not allowed as it harms the animals’ health. The spinning and dyeing process is also eco-friendly and cannot contain harmful chemicals. We use the certifications GOTS and KbT for our organic wool as their criteria run throughout the whole process, from farming to final product, and includes criteria for fair labour as well.
MODAL® & TENCEL®
A good semi-synthetic alternative to viscose and conventional cotton are Modal® and Tencel®. It is a regenerated fibre spun by reconstituting cellulose, often taken from the beech or eucalyptus tree. The forests are sustainably farmed and often FSC-certified for sustainable forestry. Modal® och Tencel® has a silky drape, is very soft and breathes well. They are also degradable and their procedure needs much less use of water, land, synthetic fertilizers in fibre production than both viscose and conventional cotton. Process chemicals are also recycled and re-used through a closed-loop system.
All our polyester is recycled. Conventional polyester is mostly made from the un-renewable and already globally limited crude oil. Recycled polyester comes mainly from PET bottles, old garments and waste fabrics that are collected and remade into new polyester fibres, yarn and finally new fabric. For recycled materials, we prefer to use the GRS and SCS certifications.
Recycled polyamide is just like other recycled materials made out of fabric and garment waste as well as old fishing nets and home textiles. This material, like recycled polyester, saves on natural resources and production impact such as chemical use, waste, energy, emissions and pollution. For recycled materials, we prefer to use the GRS and SCS certifications.
Recycled wool is a better alternative to conventional or organic wool as it is created from waste wool garments and fabrics. It can have the same good quality and strength as virgin wool and will reduce impact of land, chemicals and amount of animals affected. For recycled materials, we prefer to use the GRS and SCS certifications.
Recycled cotton is, just as the other recycled materials, made from used or wasted cotton garments and fabrics, grounded to new yarns and made into new cotton fabric. This is for us an alternative to organic cotton to save on the landfill and water needed to create new material. For recycled materials, we prefer to use the GRS and SCS certifications.
Upcycling means to use waste or leftover materials, either from industry or end consumer, and create new products out of them. Preferably with a new design and purpose, creating a new need and higher value. This makes us take care of the materials and resources we have already produced and to minimize our waste to landfill. By not producing new raw materials, dyes and prints the energy use, chemical use and pollution on the environment are also saved or reduced.
Certifications & Standards
GOTS – Global Organic Textile Standard
We have been working with GOTS*-certified organic cotton a long time and today our collections consist of about over 70% GOTS-certified garments yearly. The standard guarantees 70-95% organic fibres inside the product, coming from organic cotton, organic wool, organic linen and others. The remaining non-organic % of the composition must also be in sustainable materials, either recycled or eco-friendly regenerated fibres from unthreatened and certified forestry like Modal® or Tencel®. GOTS demands rigid environmental criteria on the entire manufacturing process, from raw material to final product. It includes everything from farming, harvesting, production, processing, manufacturing, packaging and branding. There are strict regulations about chemical use, recycling and waste management. Whereas the cultivation of conventional cotton relies heavily upon the use of toxic pesticides and GMO organic cotton employs crop rotation, beneficial insects and other natural methods to ensure the health of soil and water sources. As importantly, GOTS does not only include environmental criteria throughout the whole process, but social criteria regarding working environment, salary, working time and child labour as well.
OCS – Organic Content Standard
The Organic Content Standard is used on our products where GOTS can’t cover. While GOTS requires 70-95% organic fibres in the product, OCS requires only 5%. This means OCS is a good alternative certification to GOTS when controlling the organic products that are blended with other fibres, for example silky sweat fleece program where we mix organic cotton and Modal®. The OCS is a third party verification that proves the final product contains organic fibres, by tracing and checking each process along the supply chain. Organic cotton is not the only organic material covered in the standard – organic linen, organic hemp, organic wool etc. and others are covered as well.
GRS – Global Recycle Standard
This standard is a complete whole-chain standard certifying the final fabric or final product from the first phase of raw material to the end. It control and trace that there is actually recycled content inside the material and also includes environmental principles, a chemical restrictions list and social working conditions requirements. With recycled polyester and recycled polyamide being the most common recycled fibres, recycled cotton, recycled wool and others are applicable to. Read more here:
OEKO-TEX® Standard 100
This certification is an independent testing system for raw materials, midway textile products and finished textile products, covering all phases in the production process. The system tests for illegal substances and known harmful substances for health and environment.
All our suppliers wotk with Oeko-Tex® 100 Standard on all or several of their materials and we see this certification as an extra chemical control next to our own more strict one.
The Fairtrade certification ensures that cotton farmers receive fairer working and living conditions and better paid – however strong the cotton market currently is. By increasing unit prices for us as buyers, the farmers are able to make their production more strong and sustainable. They are also obliged to have an environmental protection policy regarding water, chemical and waste management. Meanwhile, they are also encouraged to make their production organic if possible.
Fairtrade certified products for Mini Rodini will always be organic as well. Having certifications from two different third parties is an extra security and control that proves the product is sustainably and fairly made.
SA-8000 standard is a social workplace practice certification for organizations based on ILO, UN Declaration of Human Rights, and local law. It is set-up in nine elements including for example child labor, health & safety and working hours. Control that the requirements are complied with is made through continuous annual audits. Several of our suppliers are SA-8000 certified, assuring us the trust that working conditions are decent. To learn more about the rest of our social audit routines, read here.
SA Intl Org
FSC – Forest Stewardship Council
FSC is an international independent non-governmental and non-profit organization certifying wood products and working globally with sustainable and responsible forest management. It contains both environmental and social principles and makes sure the material does not come from threatened or ancient forests. The materials Mini Rodini use with FSC certification are mostly the paper for packing for hangtags, brochures and gift boxes. Read more here:
BIONIC FINISH ECO
For products impregnated with water- and soil resistant finishes, fluorocarbons are the most commonly used in traditional and non-sustainable production. It is a harmful group of chemical substances that brakes down very slowly in nature and are easily spread through air and waterways and found worldwide in nature, wildlife and human bodies. The fluorocarbons are found possibly to lead to hormone-disturbing and reproductive health problems.
To avoid this and protect nature we use Bionic Finish Eco on all our water repellent outerwear. It is a totally fluorine-free and biodegradable alternative impregnation made by the company Rudolf Group. The technique is also free from fluorocarbons as well as formaldehyde and paraffin. Read more here:
Bionic Finish Eco
These care instructions will give you advice on how to best care for your garment, both in regards to making them last longer but also helping to keep environmental impact of washing to a minimum by saving our natural resources.
For specific washing instructions and compositions, see each garment’s product page or the care label on the garment.
Always read the care label and washing instructions before washing your clothes
Only wash your clothes when necessary – if the garment has no spots, it’s often enough to air dry or brush them gently.
Fill up the machine with every wash
Use environmentally friendly washing program
Use environmentally friendly detergent
Use as low temperature as possible – the care label washing temperature is the highest permitted temperature. If you are unsure, always wash at a lower temperature rather than higher. (A warmer program requires approximately double the amount of energy as a colder program. Only by changing from 40 to 30 degrees will minimize electricity by approximately 40%.)
Arrange your laundry into groups with similar wash care instructions and organise into whites, darks and colours
Turn garment inside out before washing
Rinse swimwear immediately after use and do not wring. Wash before use.
Close off the standby button on all your machines when you are finished
To maintain best efficient energy use, clean the filters in your washing machine and dryer after every use
Always recycle your worn out garments
Avoid using too much detergent and do not use detergent that contains bleach
Avoid dry cleaning
Do not tumble dry garment unless indicated on the care label
Don’t dry in high temperature
Do not iron prints, trims or embellishments
Do not leave garments with white and contrast coloured panels soaking for prolonged periods
Garments with metal trims should not be left to soak
Limit ironing – it consumes a lot of energy itself so try to hang dry / drip dry as often as possible
Size & Fit
The size charts below show exact body measurements on each size, so that you can easily find the right size before purchasing a garment. The numbers in the charts are body measurements and not garment specific.
How to measure
To determine what size you are looking for, you should always measure directly on the body. All measurements are in centimeters (cm) if nothing else is clearly stated. 1 inch = 2.54 cm.
The sizes are in centimeters long, which means that the full body length (in centimeters) should be the same as the measurement. Measure from the top of the head to feet.
Chest and seat measure where the body is the biggest.
Inside leg measures from the crotch to feet without shoes.