WHY SETTLING FOR LESS?
social + handmade + environmentally friendly
The textile industry move to the South-East Asia in the early 1990s has affected many smaller and local cloth designers and manufacturers. While the textile factories were mostly located outside of the big metropolises the entire regions have been suffering negative consequences since.
At LUMA we would like to help the affected individuals and their families. Therefore our unique products are produced only per hand, in local manufacturing facilities (located in Berlin-Brandenburg region) and from sustainable fabrics.
The sustainable fabrics used for the production of the LUMA bowties are exclusively organic materials and for the most part also GOTS certified (GOTS = Global Organic Textile Standard).
The collection is arranged in three parts: Cushiony Cotton (bow ties are made purely of organic cotton), Natural Linen (combination of organic linen and organic satin or organic silk) and Magnificent Silk. The latter bow ties are made of Peace Silk (Bio Ahimsa Silk) or non violent silk. The production of the Peace Silk is animal and nature friendly, since the silk fibres are obtained only from the empty cocoons. The caterpillars are able to develop into a moth before or as a caterpillar escapes the cocoon. For this reason, the extraction of the silk thread is overall more complex, however more sustainable to the living beings and nature.
Therefore LUMA, a Berlin designer with unique products, utilising GOTS certified fabrics, has all around approach supporting small and local manufacturing units, ensuring quality and unique products as well as protecting nature.