Who makes our hoodies and T-shirts?

We are proud to supply very high quality street wear with innovative graphics and design. Moreover, we have a very small stock to reduce waste as much as possible. But where and how are our hoodies and T-shirts made? Read in this article about Dahrah’s approach to sustainable fashion and fair trade in The Netherlands.

Fair trade

Dahrah Fashion buys hoodies and T-shirts from a very reputable European supplier with decades long experience in fair trade. The supplier deals exclusively with manufacturers with excellent track record in fair employment. Human rights, good working conditions and employee well being are monitored constantly. Only manufacturers that comply to such high standards are chosen for the production of the hoodies and T-shirts.

Recycling

All our hoodies and T-shirts are made with recycled fabrics. However, the quality is excellent. The process of recycling minimizes waste and it contributes to circular production models without any compromise when it comes to quality.

Organic raw materials

The starting materials are always organic. This means that non-genetically modified plants are used. Furthermore, harmful chemicals and pesticides are not employed. The production process is monitored to ensure biodiversity, respect of biological cycles and no animal cruelties in the entire process. Our fabrics are certified to be vegan.

Certifications

In Europe and in The Netherlands there are checks in place so that you can be reasonably sure that your organic and fair trade garment is really what it is claimed. All our T-shirts, hoodies and beanies come with well known certifications: “Fair Wear“, “Oeko Tex” and “Peta Vegan Approved“. You can find this on all our labels.

And what about the future?

Currently the European company that supplies our hoodies and T-shirts works with Asian factories. As we have said, these factories comply to very high standards of fair employment. This is a very important development that we support, because it contributes to significant improvements in the employment culture of these countries. However, the environmental tall caused by the transportation to Europe is significant. We hope that in the future we can produce our hoodies and T-shirts in Europe. We welcome European manufacturers who are interested to collaborate with us to contact us any time.

Who is Dahrah Fashion?

Are you curious to know who is behind Dahrah and our story? We are constantly evolving to grow our contribution to sustainable fashion in The Netherlands. This article will shine some light on how we started this adventure. And as a token for coming here you can use this coupon for a discount of 15% valid until the 31st of October 2023! Use on check-out at our online shop : df-10-23

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An unusual story

DAHRAH was born in 2018 in Leiden, The Netherlands. The founder, who never studied fashion design and business, had nevertheless almost ten years of experience in the design and production of dance costumes. Her costumes were sold worldwide under the brand name “Makari Dreams“. Later on she moved to the production of lady dresses and shirts made with organic jersey fabrics. This is when she adopted a new company name “Dahrah“.

Since 2023, we offer creative, colorful and cheerful T-shirts and hoodies made with organic fabrics. Our prints have strong graphics with creative look inspired, among others, by street art.

It has always been our dream to start a urban fashion brand, but it took many years to find inspiration for something different from what is already out there. Like with the dance costumes, we feel the need to have more control on the way we dress. Have you ever had the feeling that you are not entirely satisfied with the dress, hoodie or T-shirt you find in a shop? Maybe you love the print on a T-shirt, but you would prefer to have it on the front instead of the back? We have something in mind, but we can not buy it. So why not design it yourself? And what about if your friends also like it? That is how an idea can turn into a business.

A very small company with different people

We are here thanks to a few friends who help us with modeling, promoting the brand on social media, writing text, looking after the websites. All of us, till now, have no specific fashion nor business education. The team includes even physicists (like the founder) and astrophysicists ๐Ÿ˜‰ Our way is learning by doing and the founder works on Dahrah at night. We are certainly an unusual and dynamic team with a atypical background!

What is the meaning of “Dahrah”?

No idea! In fact, Google will know that better than us ๐Ÿ˜‰ We just like how it sounds, reminiscent of oriental vibes. Many people unfortunately do not spell it correctly (Dara or Darah), so maybe it was not the best choice. But we hope that with time our organic hoodies and T-shirts will become more known and that Google will correct the spelling mistakes ๐Ÿ™‚

Why Dahrah Fashion is sustainable?

Fashion industry is one of the most polluting human activities, from the starting materials to the delivery. But does it have to be like that? We all like to wear new hoodies and T-shirts. We all feel like buying something different which inspires us or make us feel good for some time. So the question is: can we still afford our “fashion addiction” and still being responsible fashion buyers or producers? We think this is possible. In this article you can find out some of the ways we try to be a responsible brand of streetwear.

Print on demand

From a prospective of a fashion retailer we aim to sell all what we have in stock. Fashion designers are creative people who have always new ideas for new garments. A drawback of this business model is an unnecessary large stock of garments like hoodies and T-shirts that must be sold before the end of the “season”. It contributes to excessive consumerism which in return increases pollution of the environment. Some retailers now offer “pre-loved” clothes, but we came with a different idea. Our main approach is to sell on demand. In fact we do not have a stock, or we have a very small one. When we receive an order, we print on a T-shirt or hoodie the pattern that the customer chooses during the product selection. We hope this will make you, our customer, feel good for two reasons. First because you buy your special order where your taste matters – you will choose among a large set of colors and you will choose your favorite print position (front or back). Secondly, because we will be printing only the strictly necessary amount of T-shirts or hoodies, and not more than that.

Printing on demand also means that we do not waste inks and water. We print in The Netherlands, where environmental regulations allow only environmental friendly inks and printing methods.

Reject “fast fashion”

Moreover, we stay away from “fast fashion” and the mandatory seasonal collections. Our hoodies and T-shirts do not belong to any season nor to any year. You can find them for sale years later, if we still notice that our customers want them. All together we hope that this is a better way to be fashionable and yet responsible. We are a young brand and we are constantly evolving to find ways to provide you with better and nicer urban fashion which in return will not pollute our planet.

You can get to know more about us and support our vision by following us on social media (Instagram and Facebook), by participating in the discussions of this blog and, if you like, by becoming our ambassadors.