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About ALBERO

Albero: Established 2013

We started out with underwear basics and socks in 2013 - today, six years later, we offer a broad range of young and trendy underwear, yoga pants and homewear basics as well as socks for ladies and men made from organic cotton, grown and produced in Turkey.
Under the umbrella of the company LEELA COTTON, we are domiciled in Bremen, Germany, with our production facilities being in Izmir and Istanbul, Turkey.


Certified organic cotton
 

All our products are made from certified organic cotton. Our organic cotton is grown in Turkey, free of pesticides, insecticides and fertilizers. Every two to three years a crop rotation is taken. Only natural products are used for fertilizing. Only biological methods are employed to combat weed and pest. Defoliants are not part of the process; instead cotton is culled by hand. That way the ecological balance in the growing area is kept; the ground, the air and the water are not polluted and the workers’ health is not endangered.
Chemical additives do not play a role in the processing of organic cotton - formaldehyde, flame resistant, moth resistant and static inhibitors are not applied.
The clothes are printed and dyed in an ecological way. The dye does not consist of toxics; it is eco-friendly and synthetic.
During the process of dyeing no optical brighteners, heavy metals and no chlorine bleach are used. The prints are water-based. White garments are bleached with oxygen. Some garments are not dyed at all.
Accessories such as buttons or zippers are made from natural products or of nickel-free metal. For sewing only cotton yarns are used; unfortunately, due to their breaking strength they have to be mercerized, though.

The entire process of production takes place in Turkey (thus there are no unnecessary transport routes). Every part of the process from the cultivation and processing of our cotton up to the final product is certified by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standards) and verified by an independent and internationally approved organisation, cooperating with GOTS. All our articles bear the GOTS-Organic certificate which assures that at least 95% of the fibres are grown and produced organically. Our
suppliers are also GOTS-certified and guarantee fair prices for the cotton growers.
Have a look at this video about GOTS conditions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnyJkJheOiI)
 

Ecological and fair conditions go hand in hand! 

Social standards in the production facilities:

The extraordinary quality of organic cotton

During the processing of our cotton we avoid chemical additives. The dye does not consist of toxics; it is allergy-tested, synthetic, free of heavy metals and contains no optical brighteners. That is why your organic cotton garment is so pleasant to your skin. It is breathable, absorbent and perfect for clothes that are in direct contact with our skin such as underwear. Organic cotton balances our body temperature, does not cause skin-irritations or allergies, thus it is a perfect fit for people with sensitive skin as well. All our prioducts are long-lasting and thus a statement against "fast fashion".
 

Shipment and packaging

The entire process of production takes place in Turkey, thus there are no unnecessary transport routes. Our underwear items are sent in plastic-free, recycled and stylish small boxes. 
We deliver our parcels by DPD, a company that guarantees carbon neutrality.
Address
  • Leela Cotton
    Naturtextilien Handels GmbH
    Georg-Wulf-Straße 15
    28199 Bremen
    Germany
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