Our styles are the result of a safe and ethical supplier chain. You can't always see it. But your conscience can feel it. This means we adhere to the UN Global Compact, an initiative consisting of 10 principles that concern human and labour rights and environment. We, and our main suppliers, are all members of the Foreign Trade Association. Its members are obligated to respect and constantly strive to improve conditions within the Business Social Compliance Initiative's (BSCI) code of conduct.
1. The Rights of Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
Our enterprise respects the right of workers to form unions or other kinds of worker’s associations and to engage in collective bargaining.
2. Fair Remuneration
Our enterprise respects the right of workers to receive fair remuneration.
3. Occupational Health and Safety
Our enterprise ensures a healthy and safe working environment, assessing risk and taking all necessary measures to eliminate or reduce it.
4. Special Protection for Young Workers
Our enterprise provides special protection to any workers that are not yet adults.
5. No Bonded Labour
Our enterprise does not engage in any form of forced servitude, trafficked or non-voluntary labour.
6. Ethical Business Behaviour
Our enterprise does not tolerate any acts of corruption, extortion, embezzlement or bribery.
7. No Discrimination
Our enterprise provides equal opportunities and does not discriminate against workers.
8. Decent Working Hours
Our enterprise observes the law regarding hours of work.
9. No Child Labour
Our enterprise does not hire any worker below the legal minimum age.
10. No Precarious Employment
Our enterprise hires workers on the basis of documented contracts according to the law.
11. Protection of the Environment
Our enterprise takes the necessary measures to avoid environmental degradation.
Having our roots firmly secured in a bohemian lifestyle means we have a strong connection to all things feminine, free and natural. This obviously impacts the materials and methods we choose. And which ones we choose to avoid.
Clean and breathable
The majority of our styles are made in natural fabrics like cotton, linen, wool and silk. If we use any synthetic materials, we do so consciously and only for a particular property it provides.
You will never find a Noa Noa collection without any styles that are made in 100 % organic cotton. Look for the label …
We could never dream of designing anything that used real fur. If we use leather in our clothing, the material is always waste products from animals that have been used in food production.
Some of our knitwear contains merino wool because it retains heat effectively and has a wonderful next-to-skin softness. However, we exclusively use certified merino wool, which guarantees the sheep are treated properly and shorn painlessly.
We do not use angora wool out of principle. This is because a satisfactory control system has not yet been established that ensures the rabbits are properly cut and combed instead of being plucked.
Limited use of chemicals
As a sustainable and responsible business in the global fashion market, we have introduced restrictions and limited use of chemicals. This applies to all the markets in which we are represented.
Transport with care
In 2014, we set ourselves the goal of only allowing 20% of our goods to be transported by plane, as planes are a significant source of pollution. We have maintained this target ever since