Gullkorn Design has a strong focus on sustainability and we want to do our part and contribute to corporate social responsibility. Through a strong foundation in ethics, we at Gullkorn Design want to contribute to a more sustainable future. We continuously work on improving measures regarding the environment, climate and society. We act responsibly by focusing on creating more sustainable clothing and ensuring a value chain in line with ethical principles. We are always open to change and the world, we are up-to-date and have the courage to continuously explore new developments for our clothing. Our responsible and renowned purchasing practices will continue to be a role model for other businesses. Gullkorn Design works for future-oriented, responsible and sustainable growth.
We at Gullkorn Design careabout the environment and our planet. It is our children who will inherit the world, and we want to make our production as sustainable as possible. Therefore, we have a desire to focus on reuse and inheritance of used children’s clothing. We know that textile production is a burden on the environment and by focusing on the products’ lifetime, we can help extend the lifecycle per product and limit overproduction. Thus, Gullkorn Design offers durable products that can be inherited. We focus on sustainability when designing our products, and the best thing that can be done for the environment is to choose good quality products that meet children’s needs, and that can withstand their everyday use. In addition to keeping kids warm, dry and comfortable, the fabrics should be able to withstand repeated washing. We are committed to guaranteeing that the clothes keep color, shape and quality, wash after wash. Therefore, we test wash all our garments at the testing stage, in order to ensure that they can withstand everyday use. We always recommend following the instructions on the washing label inside the clothing to prolong the lifetime of the garments. For some garments we design long cuffs and sleeves so that the child can grow and expand the use of the garment. Gullkorn Design does not use fluoride in our impregnation. To keep the outer fabric water-repellent, we recommend re-impregnating the garment after some washing.
Many of our clothing items are labelled Oeko-Tex 100. It is particularly important for us that clothing worn close to the skin complies with this certification. According to this standard, clothing must not contain allergenic or carcinogenic colour dyes. The standard also offers a guarantee that the product has been tested for the presence of chlorophenols, phthalates, organic tin compounds, etc. Furthermore, we use fluorocarbon-free impregnation and most of our products are labelled Oeko-Tex 100.
Gullkorn Design has worked with cooperating partners for many years and focuses on ethics and social responsibility in the supplier chain. We are a proud member of Ethical Trade Norway and submit annual production system reports. We have employees specially assigned to ensure the quality of our products. Our commitment to ethical and socially responsible business practices means supplier chain clothing must not contain allergenic or carcinogenic colour dyes.
We do not want to support poor animal welfare or harmful environmental practices. We do not use real fur or leather in our garments, only imitations made from PU and suppliers must certify this for each production.
We do not use wool in our products from sheep that have been subjected to mulesing. Suppliers must certify this for each production.
We continuously work to reduce the air freight of our goods and set ourselves annual reduction targets to limit using aircraft as a transport method.