There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger & unhappiness. Kasturba Gandhi
As the brand’s priority is to protect people and enhance their know-how, we work with trusted partners whom we frequently visit and with whom we share similar values of heart.
Olistic The Label works with a talented community of women in order to make unique handmade embroideries. One of Portugal’s real treasures, this heritage should be urgently preserved within the country. Due to the organic nature of the fabric and its handmade manufacturing, every piece tells a difference story.
The brand aims at empowering craftswomen by both preserving their traditional know-how and by bringing forward their individual skills. Olistic The Label gives them more freedom and time to create beautiful work. Inspired by nature, the drawings come to life on the silk of the garments. The brand surrounds itself with trusted partners who share its values as well as its work ethics and its respect for the environment.
Sourced in India, our peace silk supports local communities and organic crops. Involvement of groups of local women is vital, for most of the process: the delicate work of piercing of cocoons, reeling, twisting is only known by local Indian women. Getting them to financial independence grows their self-confidence in life and ensures better living conditions for them and their families.
The emancipation and social well-being of women is at the heart of Olistic’s concerns. Creating an economic momentum in the region helps to preserve the Ahisma peace silk tradition and to perpetuate this ancestral know-how. More than making just a simple garment, Olistic The Label entails a promise, a listening to life.
Olistic The Label supports European manufacturing by producing the collection in the North of Portugal. All of our garments are carefully crafted with the highest quality and reach stunning results. Due both to the natural nature of the fabric, and to the handmade-only process, each piece is unique and tells a different story.
The brand promotes a “slow” fashion through a tightly controlled manufacturing process. We only work with family factories that pay fair wages and provide good working conditions for their staff. The factory is regularly visited and we maintain excellent relations with our workers. We personally know and constantly share with all the seamstresses and embroiderers who design the pieces of our collection. Portugal and our community there can now be seen as our second country and family.
Craftsman work is valued compared to the frantic race of a fashion production which became for us inhuman and unsustainable. The development of our products takes longer than in industry standards because they are produced under the best conditions. We attach importance to each stage of production: from patronage to the prototype and to the final piece in store.
We have a longer production time so that the little fairy hands who design our products can organize themselves and have time to produce high qualitygarments. This is why we offer limited quantities and very few stocks. For us, being a “slow” brand is a guarantee of quality and sustainability.
Being human also means taking the time to share, respect and live while ensuring the well-being of our employees.
Being aware of today’s environmental issues should not put aside the desirability and creativity of our clothes, which is why we create pieces that are both durable and elegant. The Olistic journey begins in India where we discovered the tradition of peace silk and continues in Portugal with our family factory. We have taken a year to find our trusted partners and we can now easily trace our entire supply chain.
We know all the people working in our “socially responsible” factories. We visit them regularly to monitor the process and maintain excellent relationships with all of our suppliers. Olistic is a whole, where everything is important for perfect harmony. It is important for us to know where everything comes from so that we can control the whole process and monitor our carbon footprint.