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It’s quite a usual question, what does it mean, that we are only working with GOTS certified organic cotton & why is this better, than “average” cotton?

First of all, we would like to clarify, that the use of cotton is NOT sustainable and not eco-friendly at all, as it’s water demand is super high and it pollutes the environment continuously – not only being a danger to cottonfield workers, but polluting the soil, the air and the waters nearby, actually destroying drinking water possibilies, not to mention the health of people living around the area

! #greenwashing alert: the best practices of greenwashing are selling “sustainable cotton sweaters”, “eco-friendly cotton tees” or offering “tops made of natural materials” – well, paraffine is also natural, right?¬†ūüėČ

The origin of non-certified organic cotton fabrics are not that easy-to-follow, so it’s very difficult to prove whether it’s really organic or not, and if it is, being “organic” is about the growing of cotton only, has nothing to do with human factors, and has no influence on the dyeing and finishing the garment or on the market behaviour of vendors later

! Organic cotton tees for 1490 HUF / 5 EUR in neon colours – are you sure? It’s also worth checking the fiber content of garments: quite often it’s only 35% organic cotton and it’s sold as an organic cotton product!

Of course, it doesn’t mean, that there are no amazing companies and factories producing good quality organic cotton fabrics ethically: there are a lot, but they are quite often simply too small to pay for the certification process and for the yearly renewal verification – but this way unfortunately it’s difficult to prove anything (or prove, that the opposite is the case)

The GOTS certification is a complex system, which examines and monitors not only the production of the fabrics but even vendors & retailers. It covers all important fields at the same time which guarantees, that the fibers of the fabrics we are using, are all coming from sustainable sources and during the manufacturing process all ecological, environmental and human requirements and standards were fulfilled.

Yes, it means a fairly high price for the fabrics, haberdashery and threads used: setting up or rebuilding factories, setting up and observing the rules,
paying real living wages, operating companies & controlling vendors ethically in a transparent way has it’s price, as everything.

For more info please check www.global-standard.org!

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PLEASE NOTE /// WEBSHOP BEING UPDATED

/// Dear All! Please note, that our webshop is being updated in June, and soon will be offering all of our organic cotton summer pieces.
Until then you can shop personally in the STORES in Budapest. In case of any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@touchmenotclothing.com ///

 

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PURCHASING OUR GARMENTS SUPPORT BIRDLIFE HUNGARY FROM NOW ON!

We proudly announce, that from now on we support BirdLife Hungary. It means, that if you purchase our 100% handmade, organic clothing at Prezent or at WAMP design fair in Budapest, you can choose one from their cool and stylish pins on the spot for free – as we decided to donate the ‘price’ of the pins to their association.

Maybe you’ve recognised in the past few weeks, that if it’s possible we are trying to help local organizations and events doing good: one of them is our cooperation with BirdLife Hungary, the other one at the moment is a lovely group of hungarian girls, who decided to organise a charity auction – called K√∂ss√ľnk √Ėssze – right before Christmas in Budapest, we really hop to see you there, more info soon!

If you would like to see our superwarm winter sweaters or other garments personally, feel free to visit Prezent or you can meet us personally in Budapest at WAMP Design Fair in December. We’re bringing all of our organic cotton goods: sweaters, beanies, tops and of course some christmas extras as well, our recycled paper gift cards, more info soon to come about that.

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WINTER HAS ARRIVED

In the next few days our webshop and webstore is going to be renewed, allowing you to choose from our organic autumn and winter essentials.

WINTER HAS ARRIVED!

In the next few days our webshop and webstore is going to be renewed, allowing you to choose from our organic autumn and winter essentials during the whole upcoming season.

Though a couple of things do not change, of course: in the new season we still use best quality GOTS certified organic fabrics to produce your winter favourites and we only make a limited stock of each garment, guaranteeing that your Touch Me Not beanies, sweatshirts all remain top quality unique pieces for a long time.

We strongly belive that it’s extremely important to meet you face to face and of course, to give you the chance to touch, feel and try our clothes before purchasing them. If you are staying in Budapest, feel free to visit Prezent, which is a lovely, small, environmentally friendly store only a couple of minutes away from the Castle District.

We will also take part in design fairs in November and December – follow us on our Facebook an Instagram site to get up-to-date infos all the time!

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End sale of our organic summer essentials starts now!

The end of this fantastic summer has almost arrived, so we decided to suprise you with an awesome sale: you get 25% OFF from all of our 100% organic cotton drawstring SHORTS and SKIRTS online and in the stores as well. If you are staying in Budapest and would like to try them on, feel free to visit one of the stores where you can find them: you can either go to Prezent, which is a lovely, small store on the Buda side in the Castle District focusing on sustainable hungarian brands, or you can also go to Pest to Le Petit Design, a colourful souvenir store. If you prefer shopping online, we have international shipping, you simply have to choose your country at check out. Enjoy!

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Find us in Budapest

We are very happy to anounce that our 100% organic and ethical¬†clothes¬†are now available on both sides of the River Danube in Budapest! From¬†now¬†on, you can find our organic cotton sweatshirts, skirts, shorts and dresses at Prezent too, which is a cozy, small store only a second away from the Buda Castle offering concious, eco and¬†fair trade goodies from hungarian designers. Check them if you’re somewhere around!

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Touch Me Not Clothing at WAMP Budapest (05.06)

Staying in Budapest downtown this weekend and would really like to try on some local, organic clothes at a cool contemporary design market? Come and see us this Sunday at WAMP Design Fair in Budapest at Elisabeth square between 11 am -19 pm.  You can get more info about WAMP on their website or feel free to contact us in case you are coming to the fair for a specific piece you’ve checked in advance!

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Welcome to our new website and webstore

Welcome to our new website and webshop!

We are uploading our designs continuously and updating the stocks day-by-day both for girls and boy, so dont‚Äô forget to check back with us often, so you don’t miss out on any future designs. If you have any questions, need any info or experience any problems with our site, please don‚Äôt hesitate to contact us at info@touchmenotclothing.com
Hope you enjoy our new site!