What we do
If you've come this far, it's because you want to know what we do, how and why. You are curious, and we like curiosity. And let's be honest, you don't want to be fooled, so we are going to tell you everything!
At Cyclops our mission is to offer you stylish clothes, while respecting the little hands that make them, without damaging the planet and all at a fair price. And yes, it is possible.
So if you want to consume better without it costing you an arm and a leg, you have come to the right place.
Few items, but quality please.
One more thing. At Cyclops, we have nothing to hide. So let’s reveal our magic potion! We wanted our first collection to be simple. The idea is to dress as many of us as possible. The more people we are, the faster we can change the world. 1 T-shirt model, 1 sweater model. 1 unisex cut. Enough.
Then we looked for a factory that was as clean as the carbon footprint of a plankton. Abra-cadabra! Suvastra India.
Our Indian friends produce clothes in sustainable materials and in an ethical way. Their factory runs partly on renewable energy generated by solar panels. They are also GOTS, GRS, FAIRTRADE certified, and are members of the Fair Wear Foundation. But what's all this gibberish?
is the reference label for organic clothing. It certifies that your garment contains at least 95% organic material. But that's not all. GOTS means that social and environmental requirements are met from harvesting to manufacturing. But it also means that child labour, forced labour and dangerous working conditions are prohibited.
This label certifies the recycled content of a product but also verifies compliance with environmental and social criteria.
This certification provides small producer cooperatives with the assurance of a fair and stable price and more sustainable trading relationships. It also verifies the structure of the organization and the measures put in place to protect the environment and the safety of employees.
The members of this organization work to improve and ensure decent working conditions. This collaboration is embodied in the Fair Wear Foundation Labour Code based on 8 standard practices supported and inspired by the ILO conventions and the Declaration of Human Rights.
You might be thinking: but what about the CO2 emissions? You have to import the clothes! And you're not wrong. But most organic cotton comes from Asia, South America or Africa. So importing organic cotton from these countries and having it produced in Europe is the same as producing it all locally and importing the final product.
Our goal is to change the world. Utopian? Unachievable? Maybe, but if we don't try then who will? That's why our products are fully traceable, which is clearly lacking in the fashion industry and its obscure practices. In concrete terms, this industry has gone to hell with fast fashion. Offering everything, right away, in large quantities and starting again the next day. With no regard for the impact this may have on the environment and on human beings.
We are fed up with all this. Aren't you?
Let's go back to the essentials. Beautiful materials, respectful of our Mama Earth and its living beings. Small quantities. Sustainable consumption. We all know that the perfect garment doesn't exist and we don't pretend to be able to create it, but we don't want to settle for that. Let's be optimistic, we can always do better, we can change the world!
Thank you for taking the time to read us. It warms our little artichoke hearts.