Our values and certifications
Our primary focus in the company as well as at the manufacturing sites, is quality and sustainability. All our manufacturing is done in Europe and follows NICE’s principles as rules of conduct in related to human rights and labor conditions, as well as environmental friendly production.
Quality stamps, licenses and certifications
Lillelam has been selected as one of only two companies globally to be official brand partner for The Woolmark Company in their latest program and license focusing on high quality wool products for children; Woolmark Nurture.
All collections and products are Oeko-tex standard 100 class 1 certiﬁed as part of the company’s environmental proﬁle. Merino wool is the natural raw material that has the industry’s highest environmental score for processing and production. All our manufacturing is done by carefully chosen high-end partners in Europe, following NICE’s codes of conduct in relation to human rights and labor conditions.
The design is a substantial element in all our collections and emphasizes nostalgic elements from the local knitting traditions blended into a more modern expression. The lines are timeless and classical, with focus on the child`s movement, growth and comfort with advanced technological solutions such as seamless knitwear. The colors are carefully selected with our Italian yarn suppliers and are exclusive made for Lillelam. Many of our styles have hand-made details such as embroidery or crocheting which distinguish our collections from the mass production brands.
All the collections are designed by our in-house design team, led by the founder and owner; Pernille Siem
Oeko-Tex is an independent, global testing- and certiﬁcation system for textile products along the textile value chain. The certiﬁcation guaranties that the actual products are free from harmful substances both when it comes to skin and the environment. There are several levels of licenses. “Standard 100, Class I” has the strictest criteria and is used for the baby and child segment. Our Oeko-Tex Standard 100 class 1 license No 16-228, oﬀers substantial added value, which makes Lillelam a preferable brand, and the textile chain safer and more controlled. www.oeko-tex.com
The Woolmark Company is a non-proﬁt organization that award licenses globally to sheep farmers, yarn suppliers and branded products, which guarantees the content and quality of the premium wool classification.
In addition to being one of the world’s best-known trademarks, the Woolmark Company is involved in technical innovation, research and development of wool, and is connected to the entire wool industry all over the world.
Lillelam is using the highest quality and best suited merino wool in all our collections and can display a Woolmark license for every subcontractor and a registration for every ﬁnal product; No 0030000076
NICE (Nordic Initiative Clean and Ethical) is a joint commitment from the Nordic fashion industry to take a lead on social and environmental issues. The NICE Code of Conduct are developed in close consultation with industry representatives and other relevant stakeholders. The NICE Code of Conduct provides guidelines for continuous improvement toward ethical, responsible and sustainable textiles and fashion—in relation to the challenges and dilemmas specific to the industry. As a member of NICE, Lillelam requires that all partners follow and facilitate the standards of NICE Cod.
Sustainability and ethics are very important in Lillelam’s value chain. We want to take responsibility and contribute to transparency in the textile industry. Lillelam manufactures all products in Europe at carefully selected factories with high knowledge and strict quality requirements, and we are particularly concerned about working conditions throughout the value chain.
We are proud of our talented suppliers and all employees. Behind every Lillelam garment stands people who are proud of their craft.
Mulesing is a method that involves the removal of strips of wool-bearing skin from around the buttocks of a sheep during shearing. This is done to prevent a ﬂy strike, which are parasites that might poison the animal. It is a traditional method, but research is being done to come up with new and better methods. Until then, it is possible to buy yarn from exclusive suppliers that oﬀer a guarantee that Mulesing has not been used. With focus on the welfare of animals and the safety of the consumers, Lillelam will only use yarn from Mulesing free sheep farms.