Textile as organic as possible, that is what Lotje and Celia were looking for when they got children.
During their search, they found out that textile constitutes the second largest global contaminator, trailing only the oil industry. They discovered that it isn’t just the production process that does great damage, but on top of that the toxic substances are absorbed by the skin, our largest organ, when we wear textile, dry ourselves with it after bathing and sleep on top of and covered by it. Lotje and Celia wanted to find a way to change this, especially since the sensitive baby skin is four to five times thinner than adult skin and therefore absorbs a whole lot more!
Lotje and Celia bundled the crafts and expertise and decided to create an organic, sustainable and social baby brand. And so BORO*MINI was born: Organically dyed, unique baby essentials made of sustainable organic cotton, hand-crafted with social impact at the Amsterdam BORO*WORKSHOP.
The BORO*WORKSHOP, a social production workshop where textile is dyed in a unique, natural way, was set up in order to produce the BORO*MINI baby essentials. This natural dyeing process constitutes a sustainable and safe alternative to synthetic dyes because the resources are extracted from plants, roots and minerals, and are therefore biodegradable. In addition to BORO*MINI, the BORO*WORKSHOP is now also producing for various (fashion) brands and has grown into a safe, cheerful, artisan workplace. Apart from the participants in the six-month training programme, several permanent employees have joined in order to work on organic, sustainable and social textile production at the BORO*ATELIER! Meet the BORO*TEAM here!