About us

About us

Who we are

We are a small family owned business in northern Greece which has been involved in producing for the eco-friendly organic market pesticide free and toxic free environmentally conscious customers and retailers all over the world.  For the last 15 years the production and export unit of C.B.S., Readytex is continually seeking ways to be a more green and sustainable business. We are involved in the entire step wise textile supply chain from growing the raw material (organic cotton) to the fiber made, to manufacturing the fabric, to coloring/printing, to sewing the garment and shipping. We abide by international quality assurance system guidelines so we can attest to provide you with a final product that is of the highest standards. We strive for sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and ethics while producing an eco-friendly and safe product.

To assure that what you are getting is a truly eco-friendly garment we are certified under the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) standard proving that all the necessary ecological procedures have been maintained. 

Our philosophy

Our activities are based on and driven by our understanding that we have to do something to protect the fragile balance of our planet. Sophisticated and unique fashion made out of natural and organic fabric designed for elegance, comfort, quality and health. We produce garments that your clients will want to wear and will feel good in. Sustainable fashion of high quality that has been produced in an ecological way and under fair conditions.  There is total transparency and no human and environmental cost and loss of dignity in the making. We make clothes that you can love, and be prepared to pay a fair price for. In short Socially, Environmentally, and Ethically Responsible Clothes.

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organic02Cotton is a vital commodity and provides a large financial income for the textile industry worldwide. However the conventional cultivation of cotton has a leads to massive environmental and health problems. The World Health Organization estimates that while conventional cotton farming uses only 3% of total farmland, it consumes 10% of chemical pesticides and 22% of all insecticides. Farmers have been tempted to use high concentrations of chemicals in the hope of higher yield and income. This thoughtless usage of fertilizers and pesticides has led to poisoned farmlands and water supplies. Furthermore, it has led to pests that develop resistance to these chemicals and this has as a consequence the usage of higher quantities of these increasingly toxic products.

Organic methods of cotton cultivation produce healthy plants without polluting the soil and the surroundings. It is grown with natural fertilizers and is free from toxic chemicals. Organic farming allows the soil to replenish and maintain its fertility naturally.  Mechanical cultivation and botanical or biological means are used to control pests and weeds. The entire process consumes less fuel and energy and emits fewer greenhouse gases.

The organic cotton we use in our ecological concept has been grown in organic cotton farms where no pesticides or other chemicals are used. Only natural fertilizers such as manure and compost. Furthermore, the cotton production process is followed from start to finish, from the grain to the finished product.  This means less exposure for the people growing it and less chemicals in the environment, which overcomes reduced soil fertility, salinization (increasing salt concentration in the soil), and loss of biodiversity.

recycling-clothesRecycling cotton is a sustainable alternative to conventional methods because it means that unwanted unused material will be reborn into a high-quality garment increasing its life span.  Way too much of what is made these days ends up in the trash at the end of its useful life. Recycled natural fibers are spun into yarn that can be used to make new fabrics. This minimizes the harmful environmental impact of each stage of production.  It is difficult to quantify all the benefits from recycling garments but we try to point out a few.

1.   Even if originally pesticides were used to produce this cotton now we already have this material so instead of throwing it away we re use it so we get double its worth.

2.   The water and energy consumption is reduced as we do not need to use newly grown cotton.  This is of great importance as there is a global water shortage. We also minimize the carbon footprint of the procedure.

3.   The dyeing processes changes when you use recycled yarns and fabrics.  You use only 50% of the original water and no toxic or harmful chemicals.

dyin-printIn the production of eco-clothes no harmful chemicals which can cause long-term damage to peoples’ health and the environment are used.

All materials used in the dyeing and printing of the fabrics are ecologically friendly, while the dyes do not contain chemical substances that are harmful when in contact with the skin or the environment. Flatness of colors is achieved with high temperature washing with the addition of Marseille soap to deionized water. Bleaching is performed with the use of a liquid called peridrol (hyper oxide H2O2). It is a 100% natural process that uses the qualities of oxygen to bleach the fabrics.

Although we only use dyes that are free from harmful textile chemicals we carry out stringent laboratory tests (as confirmed by the OEKO- tex standard) for traces of any dangerous substances such as: Formaldehyde, Pentachlorophenol, PCP, AZO dyestuffs heavy metals (arsenic, lead, mercury, zinc, chromium copper a.o).

In order to ensure our products meet standards and have accurate test and analysis data to support their green claims we have our production process certified. Although it is possible to certify the finished product itself at any time for quality assurance purposes we perform tests at each stage of production both at the raw material and the subsequent yarn and knitting procedure as well as the dyeing and printing process.

As we are conscious of the fact that the manufacturing of clothes has an impact on the soil and on water pollution from finishing processes, we try to accommodate the manufacturing process. All the waste produced by the dyeing process is treated through special cleaning filters that retain any harmful substances. We ensure that effluent from the dyeing process is handled responsibly before it is released into the environment. Waste is disposed of in the appropriate environmentally friendly ways. This is done by meeting the EU quality requirements, ensuring management of water, fertilizers, pesticides etc.

pocketThe market increasingly shows people are interested in products that lookout for the producer, themselves as consumers and finally our planet as a whole.

Organic clothes are high in quality and last a long time. Because of this, people need fewer clothes, less raw materials and energy are used, and there is less waste.

We are interested in reducing production costs while increasing the products additional value.

These lines of clothes meet the quality needs of the conscious, environmentally aware customer.

Value is added since the product has a reduced impact on the eco-system and meets strict performance standards. By buying an ecological garment you help getting back a cleaner world but it is also smart thinking. For the consumer this means you don’t have to break the bank to get certified fashionable clothes made from eco-materials.

Small financial difference for you, big difference for the environment.

Environmental awareness

We promote awareness of the environmental impact of all raw materials used, from growing the fiber to coloring the cloth

Organic cotton and the environment
Organic methods of cotton cultivation produce healthy plants without polluting the soil and the surroundings. It is grown with natural fertilizers and is free from toxic chemicals. Organic farming allows the soil to replenish and maintain its fertility naturally.
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Recycling garments
Recycling cotton is a sustainable alternative to conventional methods because it means that unwanted unused material will be reborn into a high-quality garment increasing its life span. Way too much of what is made these days ends up in the trash at the end of its useful life.
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Dyeing and printing
All materials used in the dyeing and printing of the fabrics are ecologically friendly, while the dyes do not contain chemical substances that are harmful when in contact with the skin or the environment. Flatness of colors is achieved with high temperature washing with the addition of Marseille soap to deionized water.
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Cost efficiency
Organic clothes are high in quality and last a long time. Because of this, people need fewer clothes, less raw materials and energy are used, and there is less waste. We are interested in reducing production costs while increasing the products additional value. These lines of clothes meet the quality needs of the conscious, environmentally aware customer.
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prodigyThe organic cotton we use in our ecological concept is not from genetically modified cottonseed. People with allergies and chemical sensitivity especially benefit from organic cotton clothing, as conventional cotton may retain harmful toxic residues. Even if you don't have sensitive skin, organic cotton will just feel better. Our garments are without any doubt good for your body and good for the environment.

Organic cotton is not from genetically modified cottonseed. People with allergies and chemical sensitivity especially benefit from organic cotton clothing, as conventional cotton may retain harmful toxic residues. Even if you don't have sensitive skin, organic cotton will just feel better. Our garments are without any doubt good for your body and good for the environment. According to the Cotton Council International, the benefits of cotton clothing are numerous. Below are some:
  1. Organic cotton is hypoallergenic and dust-mite resistant, which means is the best choice of material for people who suffer from asthma or allergies, or those who have sensitive skin prone to irritation.
  2. Organic cotton clothing -as all natural fabrics do- allows for better air circulation, which helps remove and absorb body moisture, drawing heat away from the skin and keeping the body cool and dry. Also, because cotton clothing breathes better, it's the best choice to keep you cool in hot, humid weather.
  3. Organic cotton clothing is very versatile and is the ideal wash-and-wear fabric, it is relatively inexpensive, durable, and easy to care for.
  4. Organic cotton is flame-retardant unlike fabrics that contain synthetic fibres.
  5. Organic cotton is a renewable resource (you can recycle yarns) and it's also biodegradable.
  6. Cotton is the only fabric that gives you the choice to purchase its organic equivalent.

366_16321Being eco-friendly does not mean you have to look dull. Our lines are chic and trendy.

Just because you demand your clothes to be made according to the highest environmental standards from start to finish it does not mean they will not be fashionable.

Eco-concept means clothes made for people that want to wear stylish, exciting and affordable fashion.

Ecological produced garments can have the same look as conventionally produced garments. Organic cotton can be worn casually or for a more formal look. It is comfortable for any occasion. One thing is certain when wearing our clothes they will exude softness and luxury. With the added benefit that you have done your part for the ecosystem!

eco-friendlyOffering high-quality natural garments is only the beginning. Today we face all sort of environmental problems, from global warming, destruction of the ozone layer and polluted rivers, to loss of biodiversity and piles of waste. Lest we forget that changes to the water balance and chemical poisoning are among a few of the crucial costs to human health and environment.

childThe textile sector in general is facing price competition as never before. Many companies are seeking comparative advantage in the quality of their products. One way to achieve this is to “go green”.

People around the world are becoming more environmentally aware and ecologically friendly. Their demands are changing and so the industry must change to cater for these new needs. Greater consumer awareness of the health and environmental benefits of eco-friendly garments leads to changes in their buying preferences.

As a company we acknowledge the growing demands of modern customers.

By learning about the importance of making environmental, ethical and socially-responsible fashion purchases people are empowered to make better consumer choices. You make the difference!

We go natural

Our eco-friendly garments have major health and environmental benefits when compared to conventional clothes

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Natural ingredients

We strongly believe that using natural ingredients reduces the risk of allergic reactions.
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Ecology and style

We give our customers an opportunity to wear fashionable clothes with the same look, feel and performance as non-ecological friendly clothes.
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Limited consequences for the environment

We have a long tradition and experience in the field of manufacturing clothes with a limited harmful effect on the environment.
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Modern customers and industry

We help customers to recognize that they can make a positive difference and actively help to protect the environment by buying products that inflict less damage upon it.
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20 February 2013 Welcome to our new website! 12 March 2013 Reclaim To Wear 21 March 2013 Happy Spring!

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About_imageWith the textile and fashion industry increasingly exposed as one of the biggest polluters, up-cycling helps to slow down unnecessary textile production, minimising further environmental damage and saving energy and water, as well as preventing discarded textiles from being incinerated or going into landfill.

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We wish you conscientious and ethical consumerism!This means take the time to think what goes into your clothes. Natural and recycled fibers? No pesticides, no herbicides or synthetic fertilizers? Do they have a reduced carbon, energy and pollution impact ? Do they use less water and energy to be produced and processed and create less waste during production?It is just up to us to make the conscious choice to change our purchasing decisions.
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  • Viktoros Hugo str. 14, 54625
    Thessaloniki, Greece