Hip luxurious and special, the new label from Sarah Ratty the designer who brought you Conscious Earthwear. Ciel makes a more ethical and environmental choice available to the fashion conscious woman. This is the story so far. Ciel looks well suited to become a sustainable designer and retailer. Besides a range of organic clothing, Ciel is now offering lingerie. Ciel promotes their idea of organic from seed to stitch.
“The cotton for our underwear collection is grown organically in Turkey. From seed to stitch the whole process is vertically integrated from the field to the end product, with maximum respect for the environment and the farmer’s. Rather than using harsh agro-chemicals emphasis is put on the natural balance in the field. Working together with our partner’s, farmers are given a guaranteed sale of their cotton at a fair price and fair working conditions. The ecological process is controlled and guaranteed by Skaal International, The Soil Association and the GOTS, Global Organic Trading Standard. Skaal International is an independent, internationally acknowledged inspection body for organic production. All fabrics are mechanically pre-shrunk, processing aids and selected means are biodegradable and free of harmful substances. Dyes are heavy metal & Azo free, whilst hydrogen peroxide is used for the bleaching process, which is kinder to the environment.”
Currently, the collection includes a bra, boy shorts, hipsters, and a camisole in blush, black, coffee, or mulberry. Prices are £16.00-£26.00 and sizes range from XS to L. All are 95% organic cotton and 5% Lycra.