Mini Rodini: Veggies! Swallows! Swim!
Mini Rodini SS18 drop 2 has arrived at Starship for Littles! We are loving every bit of this collection! This is Mini Rodini's most sustainable collection yet.
The woven pieces are produced in a factory where Mini Rodini has implemented living wages. Instead of paying the workers just the minimum, which is almost impossible to live on, they pay a wage that is high enough to maintain a normal standard of living.
The cotton pieces are both GOTS and Fairtrade certified. GOTS is the strictest certification for organic material on the market today and includes rigid controls throughout the entire manufacturing process. The Fairtrade certification ensures, among other things, that the cotton farmers who produce the cotton used in this garment have fair working- and living conditions. These two independent certifications function as an extra safety and warranty that Mini Rodini’s children’s clothes are both sustainably and ethically produced.
Each year, 600 000 metric tons of fishnets end up in the world’s oceans, trapping dolphins, seals, and smaller fish. These abandoned nets drift with the strong currents and scrape the bottom surface, destroying the coral reefs that are essential to the survival and health of both the world’s oceans and human beings.
The fabric used to make Mini Rodini's swimsuits is made of 78 % recycled polyamide, which has been manufactured by using mostly residual fishnets, old carpets, and production waste – making the sustainable swimwear a part of the process that helps clean up the world’s oceans. The swimwear is GRS certified which ensures that it consists of recycled materials made from, for example, PET soda bottles, discarded fishnets and used clothes. Since Mini Rodini is working with products that are mainly used by children, the control of chemical use is of the utmost importance. GRS is the strictest certification for recycled material on the market today and includes rigid controls of especially chemical use and tracking, but also working conditions.