At Hanna, we’ve always believed children’s clothes should be made from the best materials and be free of harmful chemicals. That’s why we started using organic cotton and following health and safety benchmarks well before most U.S. companies ever considered such things. Our commitment has only strengthened over time and we’re continually raising the bar on ourselves.
We were pioneers in organic cotton, using Danish Green Cotton with water soluble dyes and fewer chemicals starting in 1995. We took our commitment to organic even further in 2003, seeking out and meeting the highest product safety standard in Europe, OEKO-TEX®. Today, we choose to meet OEKO-TEX’s strictest standard (Product Class 1), a level safe for babies. OEKO-TEX certification guarantees that every fabric, dye and trim has been deemed safe and free of harmful chemicals at every stage of production, from raw materials through the sewing.
We have always been firm supporters of social and environmental responsibility. Our Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) certification is a growing part of that commitment. GOTS ensures organic cotton goods are free of chemicals harmful to humans and the environment throughout the production process, and that workers are guaranteed safe working conditions. Ensuring standards are continually upheld, GOTS certification is renewed every year.
Recycled fabrics are far from new at Hanna. In the late 1990s, our Neverending Nordic Fleece was made from 100% recycled water bottles. By the end of 2021, all Hanna outerwear, from fleece to ripstop, will be made from recycled materials with more categories and styles quickly following, including plush velours, tulle, and our entire swim line. We’re currently working to earn certification with the Global Recycling Standard (GRS), which tracks and verifies the content of recycled goods from raw materials to final product.