OUTRGS stands for quality items that have their own unique design and is produced as environmentally friendly as possible. The fashion industry is known as a polluting industry in its traditional way of producing. Therefore, OUTRGS is working closely within the industry with partners who have the same sustainable mindset. We want you to use our items for longer. That’s why we focus on our own beliefs and styles and are not joining today’s trends. We instead intend to create our own long term trend. We want to give you your very own fashion style. Something that will help you stand out from the crowd, something OUTRGS. OUTRGS items are unique and made of eco-friendly fabrics such as bio-cotton, Tencel, recycled polyester, and we are constantly exploring the possibilities of new and unique fabrics. Items which are durable and can be worn for several seasons, due to its timeless design and high-quality standards; a sustainable item!
* Production of quality items
* Eco-friendly production
* Eco-friendly fabrics
These three elements are where OUTRGS finds its sustainable factor.
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) & Control Union Certified
The Organic Cotton yarn used in our knitted sweaters is according to the Global Organic Textile Standards, GOTS and certfied by the Control Union. OUTRGS cares for the environment and we understand the importancy of this. As a small start up company we want to incoporate this mindset throughout the brand. OUTRGS will try to do its utmost to use more and more 100% sustainable fabrics in the future. Now we are already using Organic Cotton and Lyocell and we are looking for more possibilities for our future collections.
Let's care together.
WE CARE ABOUT WHAT YOU WEAR
Cotton is sustainable, renewable, and biodegradable. This makes it an excellent choice as an environmentally-friendly fiber throughout its entire product life cycle. Most chemical fibers are petroleum based, which means they come from nonrenewable resources. Organic cotton is a more positive and sustainable alternative. It is made from non-genetically modified plants that are grown without the use of any synthetic agricultural chemicals such as fertilizers or pesticides. The production of organic cotton uses 91% less water than normal cotton. This makes it better for the environment, the climate and the health of the people involved and that is the reason why OUTRGS uses this fabric.
More info on www.aboutorganiccotton.org
Tencel™ branded lyocell and modal fibers are produced by environmentally responsible processes from the sustainably sourced natural raw material wood. TENCEL™ fibers are found in our collections and also of many leading designers and renowned retailers. Tencel™ Lyocell fibers help to maintain the environmental balance by being integrated into nature´s cycle. The fibers originate from the renewable raw material wood, created by photosynthesis. The certified biobased fibers are manufactured using an environmentally responsible production process. The fibers are certified as compostable and biodegradable, and thus can fully revert back to nature. For more info please visit www.tencel.com or www.lenzing.com
Recycled polyester is made from recycled materials (PET and polyester fabrics). By choosing recycled polyester (rPET), we’re able to deliver the same quality in our items but with a smaller environmental footprint. Because the recycling process reconstitutes the fiber on a molecular level, there is no difference between recycled polyester and virgin polyester. Performance and durability, benefits, including high strength and functional versatility of recycled polyester is the same than traditional polyester but with a lower environmental impact. Less energy is needed, less fabrics going to landfill and reduces the use and dependency on petroleum to produce rPET. For more info please visit www.textileexchange.org
PRODUCED IN PORTUGAL
Keeping our production locally in Europe already contributes reducing the global carbon footprint. OUTRGS does sell worldwide but our warehouse is in the Netherlands as designing our items also happens in the Netherlands. OUTRGS selected, together with Fous a Fous as our production partner (www.fousafous.com), manufacturers in Portugal which have a sustainable production method and using sutainable yarns. This way the logistics between the different parties can be reduced to a minimum. Our current items are manually manufactured and the labor conditions are at an european level. Knowing that our items are made of sustainble yarns, manufactured environmentally as possible and produced manually already gives it a good feeling without wearing the items. For now and the future OUTRGS will partner with manufacturers who understand the mindset of OUTRGS.