Hazel was born with the idea of doing a
meaningful sustainable brand to dress
babies with the safest product. We combine
premium natural materials that are the softest & healthiest for your baby's delicate skin. We want our beloved little ones to feel comfy & joyful!
Keeping your baby safe & happy while being eco-friendly is at the heart of everything we do. We chose to use plant based dye, is biodegradable, nontoxic & nonallergic. Our clothing is done with bamboo which is breathable, antibacterial, hypoallergenic, UV resistant & sustainable.
All of our products carry a grater message, being more conscious about the well being of our world, from people to nature - for now & for the future generations. We support our community by producing almost everything locally in Bali & handmade. We are slow fashion, thought to be reused & re-wared. We are committed to become zero waste & we use eco-friendly packaging. We are natural & organic.
Our skin is the largest, one of the most important organs in the body and also, very delicate. It plays many roles in the maintenance of life and health.
Besides holding all the parts of our body together, it provides an air and water impermeable-flexible barrier between the outside world and the systems within our body. It helps with temperature regulation, keeping harmful microbes out, vitamin production and allows us to have the sense of touch. The skin is unique in many ways, requires attention and care to keep it healthy.
Because clothing comes into prolonged contact with one’s skin- we don't want it to have any toxic substances. We choose to use bamboo OEKO-TEX®100 certified to be free of harmful chemicals, botanical dyes, nickel free snaps & eco-friendly detergents.
Plant Based Dye
We really want the very best for our babies while conserving the environment! And we would love you to join us on this ethical choice. Everyday we live we impact the world, so let's do it on a positive way!
Plant base dyeing is biodegradable, nontoxic and nonallergic. Additionally, it does not contain harmful chemicals nor carcinogenic components (we don't use mordants for our dyes either), common to artificial or synthetic dyes. Imagine how good this is for our little ones' skin! Also, by using natural dyes over these other choices, you are helping preserve the environment and lowering human dependence on harmful products. Many times, residuals from the textile dyeing process end up in our oceans - The process of color-treating fabric contributes to as much as 20% of the world’s water pollution!
Furthermore, the natural dyed leaf-based that we use produces no waste, unlike the products used in the synthetic dyeing process. Leaves are easy to extract, they are harvested several times (trees are not cut or killed) and the leaf waste is processed into compost to fertilize the soil (closed loop process). All of these raw materials are grown at the factory's own plantation in the island, in the village of Tampak Siring.
Another interesting advantage of plant dyes is that they provide higher UV absorption for the fabrics they are used on. By wearing clothes dyed naturally, you are able to more fully protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.
Fabric made from bamboo is soft and smooth, which helps keep your little loves fresh and comfortable. It's a powerful insulating, which keeps you cooler in summer and warmer in winter. It's wicking properties in combination with the porous qualities of it's fiber, makes it breathable and ideal for warm days! Furthermore, bamboo is naturally UV resistant.
This fabric, is also hypoallergenic and antibacterial. Has a bio-agent called "Bamboo Kun" that remains in its textile form preventing bacteria from cultivating on it. Bamboo fiber is smooth and round, it won't irritate the skin - making it ideal for babies with skin sensitivities, other allergies and dermatitis.
Bamboo is the fastest growing plant, it doesn't need pesticides/fertilizers or irrigation or to be replanted, produces more oxygen, stores carbon dioxide & has the ability to restore degraded land (among other sustainable benefits) - but we are aware that bamboo fabric is not perfect & Hazel is not perfect, & we are committed improve the process. We do our best by buying Indonesian produced fabric that is certified OEKO-TEX Standard 100 & contributing in many other positive ways!
More Positive Impact
At Hazel, we feel very proud of working mostly and mainly with companies based within the same island, run by local families and handmade. This allow us to support local communities and create a strong relationship with their owners and employees. We choose to work with companies that promote gender equality, ethnic and religion diversity & that respect working hours. We regularly visit the different production sites to be involved in their process, assuring that they work in safe conditions and are paid a living wage.
Our distribution center, office, sewing factory, most of the packaging suppliers, fabric distributor and the dyeing company are all located within a radius of 15 km, which allows us to reduce our carbon footprint.
All of our products and packaging have been mindfully thought. They are either natural, recyclable, from a recycled element, compostable, chemical free and/or all of above :). From the detergents we use to our mailers - and we are 100% plastic free. To minimize waste, we don't put any unnecessary tags on our clothes.
Last but not least, we are proud of working with a company that collects leftover fabric and turn it into yarn to be hand woven into carpets or table runners, giving what would be waste material a second life. Also, they give women from the nearby village the opportunity to be in safe and formal employment while at the same time preserving Bali’s beautiful dyeing and weaving traditions - combining social responsibility with environmental sustainability.