Ethical Sustainability – Kaytar

Our Values

We believe that beauty and wellbeing are symbiotic, and that these cannot exist without working in harmony with nature. We use high quality, natural materials, ethical craftsmanship, non-toxic plant dyes and processes resulting in a warm and honest aesthetic that supports human and ecological health.

We strive to not only use sustainable materials, but also to use regenerative materials and processes. We are not perfect. We are always learning. We continually try to find the best solutions for the health of our customers and the planet.

GOTS Certified Organic Cotton

The Global Organic Textile Standard is a textile production certification that limits the use of toxic bleaches, dyes and other chemical inputs during the production process of textiles. It is internationally recognised as the toughest organic textile standard because it goes far beyond just the farming process to include every step of cultivation and manufacture.

Certified Fair Trade

Fair trade certification ensures the products have been made by responsible companies that do business fairly. In obtaining this certification manufacturers empower farmers, pay fair wages to workers and ensure environmentally responsible production. Fair trade is a way to make a conscious choice for a better world.

Hand Woven
Hand Woven

Our lampshades are woven by hand in Australia. Being hand woven means each piece is one-of-a-kind and only adds to its inherent beauty. Using sustainable FSC sourced Danish paper cord, each shade is carefully crafted in a world full of mass machine produced items. This piece will add warm dappled light and serves as a tactile object when not in use.

Plant Dyed
Plant Dyed

Our carryall bags are hand dyed here in Australia, using food waste such as avocado pips from local cafes and the purest of plant extracts. This process involves preparation of the textile, removing the oils, waxes and residues naturally present in the fibre in a process known as "scouring". After this the fibre has to soak in a natural mordanting solution that ensures the dye will withstand repeated washing and exposure to light. Once the fibre has been scoured and mordanted, it is then time to prepare the dye baths using leaves, roots, nuts or barks. The ingredients are put into large pots of water and heated to extract the colour. The fibres are then placed in the dye for various lengths of time depending on the desired colour.

FSC Certified

FSC is a global forest certification system to provide a guarantee that farmed products come from responsibly managed sources.

Organic Hemp

OCS certified hemp is a superior textile...