Kuovi's products are made from natural fibers. The colors are chemically attached to the fibers and thus do not affect the natural feel of the fabric.
Currently our main fabric is cotton and flax/linen for which we recommend machine wash in 60 oC, light spin and ironing up to 200 oC (three points in ironing symbol). Fabrics are steamed and washed in 95 oC before delivery to the customer.
Kuovi's biodegradable sponge cloths are ecologically manufactured from recycled fiber and printed with non-toxic water-based dyes which means they can be safely composted. Sponge cloths are made of 70% wood pulp and 30% cotton and the material passes the European standard EN-13432. You can wash a sponge cloth in 60 oC and it is easiest to do together with the dishes in a dishwasher. If you want to iron a sponge cloth, it is worth doing while it is still moist after washing. Ironing up to 150 oC (two points in ironing symbol).
In the future we are expanding our material portfolio with e.g. organic cotton, cotton jersey, silk, wool and a variety of upholstery fabrics depending on their availability.
Certifications for cotton
Business Alliance for Secure Commerce (BASC)
Our fabric producer has received the BASC certification. BASC is an independent international non-profit organization dedicated to certifying lawful, humane and ethical working conditions and to fighting against drug trafficking in the world.
Global Organic Textile (GOTS)
All chemicals used in the production of our fabrics pass the requirements of GOTS classification.
Our fabric producer holds the ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems certification.
Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)
Our fabric producer holds a WRAP certification which guarantees safe, healthy and decent working conditions and compliance to the environmental rules and regulations.
Ökotex 100 Class II
Our fabric producer has received the Ökotex 100 Class II certification for the full range of finished fabrics.
Certifications for birch plywood
Certification shows that the forest is managed sustainably. The forest certificate is a guarantee for consumers and end-users of a quality they can trust. There are two major certification schemes in the world, PEFC and FSC. About 85% of Finland's forests are PEFC certified and less than 10% are FSC certified.
Finnish forests have been certified since the late 1990s. The most dominant certification system is PEFC, which covers almost all Finnish forest owners and has the widest support from forest owners' organizations and the forest industry.
The FSC has its roots in environmental and nature organizations. There is not much difference in the criteria of the systems, the FSC places more emphasis on environmental and protection issues. FSC certification ensures a high level of forest management and sustainable forestry.