More about enso
The Enso circle is a Zen-Buddhist symbol that in traditional Japanese calligraphy is painted with a single stroke of an ink brush at the moment when the mind is free and letting the body form. The circle can be closed or open.
The closed circle symbolizes the perfect form as seen and admired by Plato.
The incompleteness of the unclosed circle refers to the concept of wabi-sabi, a traditional Japanese aesthetic of showing beauty in imperfection.
1. We are not sustainable, we are responsible
Like you, we are tired of how sustainable everyone is these days. What does sustainability really mean? How is it measured? 100% love? Yes. 100% sustainability? Illusion. For us, sustainability is a term without content. For us, responsibility is a term we understand and follow. Every part of our production and sales chain is a reason for us to improve. For us, every customer is a responsibility that we fulfill with love and joy.
2. We believe in natural materials
We believe that our bodies deserve the best and so does the planet. Organic cotton, silk and cashmere are the 3 basic materials we work with. We try to gradually add more innovative biomaterials to our assortment that are gentle on nature and the human body.
3. We use 100% materials
Nothing is 100%, but 100% materials are much easier to recycle than a combination of different materials. An ordinary cotton T-shirt, which is made of low-quality cotton and improved with additives such as elastane, is much more difficult to recycle than a 100% cotton T-shirt. We use 100% high quality materials, to which there is no need to add other synthetic elements. These materials are ideal for recycling.
4. If we use synthetic materials, then always recycled ones.
We already know that nothing is 100%, so sometimes it is necessary to use a synthetic material, otherwise we would create a product with such properties that no one would wear it. And such a product is a waste of resources. But if we use synthetic material, then always recycled to minimize the need to produce new artificial fibers.
5. We produce locally
We don't want to contribute to pointless global transport routes where one t-shirt travels three different continents before reaching its owner. For us, local does not necessarily mean production in the country where we are based. Cotton fiber doesn't grow in the Highlands, and cashmere goats don't run around the yard on the Little Side. By manufacturing in Ulaanbaatar, we support local business and fight against the export of raw cashmere by Chinese traffickers who then mix it with wool and pass it off as 100% cashmere. Production in Portugal gives us the opportunity to use modern technologies in factories whose production is based on responsible principles and experience with biomaterials. Production in the Czech Republic is ideal for our limited collections, which require direct supervision.
6. We are building a circular economy
It is absolutely essential for us to destroy the linear principle of mass production: make - use - throw away. Instead, we want everything we make to last as long as possible. We support second-hand sales and plan to create a store with JUSTLOVE used clothes, participate in swap events and think about creating a JUSTLOVE rental shop. We send all the clothes we make to be recycled into textile fibers. We want natural wealth to be treated with respect and dignity, we want to change linearity to circularity and establish the principle: produce - use - recycle.
7. We innovate through technology
Just because you love nature doesn't mean you can't love technology. For us, technology is a fascinating world that allows us to make the real world of the fashion industry better. For the design of our limited silk collection, we used 3D visualizations for the first time. These will allow cutting errors to be removed before it is physically cut into the fabric. This eliminates the need to create sets of prototypes and consume a lot of materials and energy. Other areas in which we invest are recycling, the creation of innovative materials and the development of AI technologies, which are used, for example, to create so-called virtual cabins. These simulate how the given piece of clothing would look directly on your figure.