Rodebjer always seek to use materials that are durable and have a high quality to assure longevity of product. Additionally, sourcing the most sustainable options available on the market to lower our impact on the planet.
To actively source innovative materials that have less impact on the planet is an ongoing part of our production development process. To guide our customers, we have labelled products that are made from a sustainable material as “Better Choice”, meaning recycled, certified, organic, re-purposed or waste reduced, partly or fully. Currently, around 62% of our collection is made from materials meeting the “Better Choice” criteria.
Rodebjer believes that production of any materials of animal origin, leather, fur and wool, is to be done in a manner which pays respect to the lives and rights of the animal. Since day one, we have made an active choice to limit the usage of leather and fur in our collections. We strive to always offer vegan options for both garments and accessories. Rodebjer strive to use recycled wool as much as we possibly can and all our merino wool is mulesing free. All down products are recycled, 100% natural and chemical free.
All Rodebjer suppliers follow the legislation and mandatory regulations complied with European REACH standards. These regulations are followed up on through testing at Intertek whenever we see the need.
Durability and care
To achieve a high quality level on our products ensuring longevity, we carefully test each garment at the Rodebjer HQ. Additionally, materials are being tested at an external test laboratory, Intertek. To secure the final product quality, we have implemented a self-assessment tool, Qarma, that will guide the suppliers to where our quality level is at, a tool for them to perform the absolute highest possible product quality. In addition to the self-assessment, we are carrying out third-party quality audits by our partner SgT where each audit it performed on site by a highly skilled professional.
Care for each garment is essential to us. Rodebjer care instructions are formed to support our customers with how to best take care of each garment to save environmental resources and extend garments life.
Partners and suppliers
In our strive for quality and longevity of products, Rodebjer prioritise and invests time in suppliers that share our ambition and sustainable vision. Our carefully selected network of suppliers is located around the world. Europe is our biggest sourcing region where currently 65% of all our manufacturing and material production takes place. Within Europe, production is mainly carried out in Lithuania, Portugal, Poland and Bulgaria. After Europe, the largest sourcing country is China, followed by Peru and India.
Since day one, Rodebjer has committed itself to foster mindful consumption habits, presenting collections that are lasting in both quality and style. It means that garments are to have longevity and live over a long period of time, being re-sold and bought over and over again. Our store, Rodebjer Revisited, physically located in Stockholm and as a pop up online version, offers previous collections, archive pieces and unique samples.