Kalyca is above all a project, that of changing the way we consume.
All the materials used for our creations are selected for their quality. Organic cotton woven and dyed in France, high quality cotton grown, spun and woven in West Africa, Lyon silk or even French cotton lace from Puy-en-Velay guarantee sustainable clothing. Our "tye and die" fabrics are dyed using ancestral Ivorian techniques based on vegetable dyes.
Made in France
We work whenever possible with French suppliers. All our clothes and bags are made in a workshop in the south of France. Our sandals are made by a sandalier in Provence. Organic cotton is woven and dyed in France. We also use silk from Lyon and lace from Puy en Velay, towns known for their expertise in theis fields. This proximity to our artisans allows us to build relationships of trust and to collaborate effectively with them during all phases of the creation process. We also favor French solutions in other areas of our activity, such as e-commerce solutions and the hosting of our online store.
A sustainable fashion serving environmental protection.
All our products are made without polyester or synthetic material. We use natural raw materials such as organic cotton, natural vegetable-tanned leather or plastic-free rubber for the heels of the sandals. Our fabrics are hand-dyed with vegetable dye.
Environmentally friendly packaging
Our packaging is biodegradable, fully recyclable and made from at least 90% recycled content. The cardboard is made from certified wood. The prints are made with vegetable water-based ink. Our packaging is lightened in order to use a minimum of material and to reduce the CO2 emissions necessary for their transport during delivery.
While clothing is now a mass consumer product, we advocate slow fashion. One collection per year, limited production to avoid overstocks, clothes that last, these are the principles of this responsible consumption method. Consuming less makes it possible to produce less, and therefore to reduce the ecological impact of the textile industry, which is today the second most polluting in the world.
Because we believe that work must be a means of social integration, we are committed to combating all forms of human exploitation. In Burkina Faso, we work with associations that train women in precarious situations in the weaving trades. In France, our clothes are made by people experiencing social reintegration. Thus, we have the assurance that all the people participating in the manufacture of our parts are paid with dignity and benefit from solidarity support.