Sustainability

We provide a fair choice for the fashion lover 🖤

At Leyen we try to be better every day in regards to sustainability and ethics but we also keep into consideration that sustainability is a journey, not a destination. As to why we like to call ourselves: imperfectly sustainable. Sustainability is taken into account in every aspect of our company such as materials, transport, who we work with, and packaging.

We invite you on our imperfectly sustainable journey. To try making conscious choices towards a healthier planet earth and kindness for humans & animals. Small steps taken together make all the difference.

 

This is Leyen 🪐

We are ~

Ethically made in The Netherlands & Portugal

Small batch production zero-waste

Recycled & Organic materials

Conscious about our designs

Female-owned small business

Imperfectly sustainable

 

Our factories - where Leyen's ethical production takes place

T-shirts: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Made with loving hands in The Netherlands, at Makers Unite. The mission Leyen supports by producing with them is to support newcomers with access to the job market through collaborative design and production of sustainable garments, in the process shifting narratives around migration globally.

 sustainable fair fashion factory in amsterdam, the netherlands - ethical factory and production  our ethical factory and production local in amsterdam, the netherlands

 

Bikinis: Ecovest, North Portugal

Made with loving hands in Portugal at Ecovest. They have the highest standard of fabrication, earning the SMETA certification based on standards of labour, health and safety, environment and business ethics. The factory also has LED lighting and solar panels on the roof. We love this - kind for you, the makers and for the earth.

Photos coming soon; when we launch our bikinis.

 

Our materials - what Leyen's items are made of

T-shirts:

We took some time to source the right fabric. This one is perfect because it wrinkles less easily, since you should not iron on the print of this shirt, and it's more eco-friendly. For the high-quality print, eco-friendly water-based dyes are used.

94% GOTS Certified organic cotton and 4% Elastane

 

Bikinis: 

We're turning trash into treasure. By using an ECONYL® regenerated Nylon that turns waste from the ocean into a more eco-friendly fabric - perfectly fit for our swimwear. It's hyper-resistant, stretchy, soft, breathable yet most importantly; strong and durable.

78% Recycled Polyamide and 22% Elastane