Transparency & Sustainability
At Atelier Laleh we put a lot of work into sourcing fabrics that are environmentally friendly and durable, and design timeless pieces that can be worn for many years. Our clothes are made-to-order so as to avoid wasteful overproduction, and is made in Helsinki, Finland at the hand of one of our co-owners, Irma. We produce a maximum of 10 items per week, use our scraps to make scrunchies, and the buttons we use are recycled.
Most of the fabrics we use, have an OEKO-TEX® eco-certificate. OEKO-TEX® is a worldwide consistent, independent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing levels, as well as accessory materials used. OEKO-TEX® takes account of important legal regulations, such as banned chemicals. Extensive product checks and regular company on-site visits also ensure that the industry has a globally sustainable awareness of the responsible use of chemicals.
The linen fabrics used for our products come from the AB Linas and AB Siulas manufacturers in Lithuania.
Pricing example of our Aralia wrap blouse, Melica blouse, Cocos mini skirt and Limon pants.
We believe you have a right to know the costs that go into making the clothes. Below is a breakdown of materials, labor, and other costs.
Materials: 1,5 m of linen fabric, thread, interfacing fabric, labels – brand, size and care 20 €
Production: design, pattern making, cutting & washing fabric, 4 hours of sewing, ironing 80 €
Packaging: package, postcard, wrapping paper, stickers, postage fees 10,30 €
Other costs divided by the estimated amount of sold products per month: website host, email, domain, internet, equipment, photography, marketing 10 €
PayPal fee (3,4 %) per item : 7,45 €
Estimated prepayment tax: 10 €
VAT 24 %: 44,13 €
TRUE COST: 181,88 €
SELLING PRICE: 228 €
OUR PROFIT: 46,12 €