Duns Sweden Acorn Velour Dungarees
About Duns Sweden
Founded in 2007 in Gothenburg, Sweden, was Duns Sweden.
From day one the production and the organic cotton garments have been 100% GOTS Certified and will continue to be forever! Three catchwords permeated the development; organic, unisex and unique.
Duns are always completely transparent concerning their production and working conditions.
Firstly, DUNS Sweden is GOTS Certified (CU 855122) and makes all garments in facilities certified by GOTS and controlled by Control Union in India and Turkey. Also all employees have a salary that exceeds the Living Wage for India with approximately 20%. Furthermore working days are between 9 and 5.
Certainly the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. Above all it defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain. Also it requires compliance with social criteria as well. (from www.global-standard.org)
*THE FOLLOWING IS INFORMATION FROM DUNS REGARDING THEIR VELOUR*
What is velour?
Velour is a fabric that can be woven or knitted. For velour the loops has been cut into hair. Fabric with un-cut loops is called terry.
Why do we have a 100% Organic cotton velour?
1/ We dislike synthetic materials.
2/ The GOTS standards does not allow us to use more then 8% of polyester in a product. For a polyester blend velour we would need 18- 24 % of polyester. With polyester we would get a thinner, smoother velour. This velour would have a great shine and a synthetic hand feel. But this kind of velour is not an option for us.
3/ We are proud to have 100% organic cotton velour. A 100% cotton velour is more heavy than a synthetic blend velour. The hair of a 100% cotton velour is shorter compared to a synthetic blend velour. The look and hand feel has more in common with terry than a synthetic blend velour. When you remove the velour garment from the plastic bag there might be creases from the folding. Shake it out, put it on a hanger or put the garment on and the crease will be gone. A 100% cotton velour makes long lasting garments.
What are the dye/print options for velour?
– Solid velour. The fabric is dyed in one solid colour.
– Printed with Bleach. The fabric is dyed in one solid colour and then printed with bleach (This is not an option we approve).
– Printed velour. The hair of the velour is all over printed. Bottom is un-dyed. This is the option we have chosen.