It is our brand’s objective to translate the lifestyle of
canoeing in all its facets onto our garments. A lot of love and thought goes into all of our designs and we carefully select the kinds of textiles we use. Both of these are core factors that lie
at the heart of making our brand so unique. Our sport embodies freedom, adventure, community and physical activity, and our goal is to reflect these experiences in our apparel. We are starting
out with a small collection of prints on various kinds of t-shirts and hoodies that come in many different sizes and colours. Prospectively, we are planning to expand our clothing line by
gradually adding pieces that will exclusively be designed by Pauline. All of our garments have a little piece of neoprene attached to them, which is mainly sourced from upcycled old spraydecks
and canoeing gear. Therefore every piece is an original that carries a tiny bit of canoeing history.”
Where do our textiles come
Our trusted manufacturer has a clear message: acting
responsibly, looking good and coolness go hand in hand. Therefore, from the selection of cotton fibres to the yarn production up until distribution and sale, the main emphasis lies on
sustainability in engaging with people and nature. As a member of the “Fair Wear Foundation” he expressly underlines his intense commitment to sustainable production and marketing in all areas.
Furthermore, the material conforms to the strict Oeko-Tex Standard and is furnished with the GOTS logo (Global Organic Textile Standard for ecology and social responsibility).
Exclusively organic cotton is used, without genetically modified seeds or toxic and pollutive pesticides or fertilizers. All standards of production are based on a high level of social
In order to produce a ring-spun yarn, very fine and long
fibres are required. These are mechanically stretched and twisted, which leads to a yarn extremely high in quality. The twisting of the threads is effected by a rotor, which runs on an annular
rail around the spindle. Here, too, many stages of production ensue, that result in a very premium, and sturdy yarn.
How are our fabrics printed?
Overall we use different dyeing techniques in textile serigraphy,
largely depending on the material and colour of the fabrics. Discharge printing describes a process of printing dark textiles already dyed a solid colour by bleaching out a pattern, producing a
white or light-coloured design on a dark background. On light coloured fabrics, water-based paints are imprinted very thinly. Thanks to this process, the fibre itself stays open and therefore the
fabric remains elastic and breathable. This results in a fabric that feels extremely soft to the touch. All of the colours we use are eco-certified (Oeko Tex Standard 100, class 1). The
country of production is Germany and we are based in Berlin.
For the brand imprint on the inside of the neck-area, we
use plastisols that conform to Oeko Tex Standard 100 class 1 and are free of phthalates. This is also done by Serigraphy.