About GAI+LISVA

GAI+LISVA believe in minimizing and reducing the ecological footprint we leave behind. It is therefore their priority to create classic, timeless designs from the best quality materials at the best production facilities. Slow fashion essentials are the bedrock of the conscious clothing brand and over-consumption is their opponent. 

 

GAI+LISVA encourage buying less and buying better. The minimalist brand was founded in 2007 by Danish sisters Malene and Bettina who bring together conscious production and the Nordic mindset. With soft, natural colours, GAI+LISVA’s pieces reflect the brand’s pursuit of preserving the natural world. By monitoring production from the initial material to the finished product, GAI+LISVA ensure that all their styles are created with the environment in mind. Timeless elegance is their aesthetic and regard for sustainability is their approach.  

 

Brand Ethos

The Nordic traditions are founding pillars of GAI+LISVA. Understated details, delicate designs and natural colours define the conscious brand. Its minimalist and comfortable aesthetic characterize GAI+LISVA’s mindset and the Nordic practices of GAI+LISVA carry into the brand’s approach toward production. Honest and transparent production is prioritized with the goal to create timeless pieces that leave the smallest footprint behind. In the end, incentivizing conscious consumerism is their ambition because buying fewer items that last longer will always be better.

The comarché framework

Product lifecycle

Brand sustainability

GAI+LISVA create all their styles with the environment in mind. From selecting the materials and choosing the right production partners to have the finished products in their possession. By designing classic pieces in natural, durable and recycled materials, the Danish clothing brand ensure that their entire business is doing their part in contributing to slow fashion. To prolong the life of textiles, GAI+LISVA also has a take-back programme called GAI+LISVA Resale which reduces textile waste and lets others enjoy otherwise would-have-been discarded clothes.

 

Transparent Production

A mindset for slow fashion has guided GAI+LISVA in their search for the right partners. The brand works exclusively with partners who share the same consideration for nature and commitment to transparency. The brand display their commitment to transparency by being open and honest about all the partners they work with. From GRS-certified factories in Italy to family-owned wool manufacturers in China, GAI+LISVA has chosen partners who they trust.

 

GAI+LISVA’s wool partner in China has been owned by a Japanese family for more than 75 years and the factory is RWS-certified. The Responsible Wool Standard certification ensures that GAI+LISVA’s wool styles come from a farm that has a progressive approach to managing their land and practice holistic respect for the welfare of the sheep. The GAI+LISVA’s fabric partner in Tirupur in Southern India is certified GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard). GOTS has strict standards for the entire processing chain to protect workers, consumers and the environment. The certification requires the factories to process all textiles sustainably by reducing waste, energy and the use of chemicals in production while simultaneously protecting workers at the standards of the ILO, the International Labor Organization. All fabrics are thereafter sewn in Dehli at a family-owned factory that has been a partner to GAI+LISVA since 2013.

 

 

GAI+LISVA’s cashmere production partner in Prato, Italy is a professional when it comes to working with recycled cashmere. The factory is Global Recycle Standard (GRS) certified and specializes in recycling used cashmere blouses and accessories. The recycled fabrics originate primarily from the US and England whereas the recycling process itself takes place in Prato, Italy. The Global Recycle Standard requires the factory to verify responsible social, environmental and chemical practices in their production, making the factory a trusted partner for GAI+LISVA’s cashmere pieces. Finally, GAI+LISVA’s partner in Barcelos, Portugal is also family-owned and has more than 40 years of experience in producing clothing. The family’s approach to textile manufacturing is innovative and has equally high quality requirements. The factory ensures that textiles are tested for harmful substances through the OEKO-TEX Standard 100. GAI+LISVA’s partners share the same low impact mindset towards creating fashion which in the end makes the brand an important contributor to providing better and more responsible alternatives.

The Comarché Notes

GAI+LISVA is made for the conscious individual who wants to build their ideal capsule wardrobe. Understated details, delicate designs and natural colours define the minimalist brand. Through a commitment to reduce the environmental impact of fashion, GAI+LISVA creates styles that can be worn with a clean conscience. Honest production and the best quality materials is guaranteed with every GAI+LISVA style.

Certifications, councils and pacts

UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

The Brand does not work actively with the Sustainable Development Goals yet.
See all Sustainable Development Goals from the United Nations here.

Sustainable highlights on brand level

Product Lifecycle

Design

The Design Phase is a crucial part of determining a product’s sustainable capabilities. We’ve chosen to highlight a few genius steps that enable a sustainable product right from the beginning.

    Material & Material Extraction

    The materials used for a certain product and how these materials come to life are of crucial importance to the sustainable capabilities we seek in products.

      Transportation of Materials

      This step relates to the transportation of the raw materials from when they are first obtained (harvested etc.) to the production site. Obviously, the closer to the production site, the better.

        Production

        Obviously, the production of a certain product has an impact on the overall level of sustainability. Luckily, many manufacturers have now taken steps towards more sustainable production methods.

          Packaging

          How a brand chooses to package its products will have a significant influence of the carbon impact from packaging and transportation.

            Distribution

            This step relates to the distribution of products when they have been produced. Obviously, the closer to the brand’s warehouse, the better.

              Usage

              How you choose to use and take care of a product has a bigger impact than you think. Just think about how much longer a shirt lasts if it has been washed in the right way.

                End of life

                At this step, there is no way out and we have to find some way of discarding our product. How we discard a product will significantly influence the opportunity of reusing materials used.

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