“Richness” means being able to bring happiness to those around you.
Being of “fine quality” means that the richness and peace of mind are close at hand.
It also means that the richness and peace of mind are always present, not just for a fleeting instant.
This is Tenerita’s concept of an ideal life.
Since we were founded, we have maintained a sincere focus on natural textiles from around the world.
Particularly, we have maintained a strong penchant for organic cotton, which has enabled us to receive the first approval awarded in Japan by the German organic certification organization “Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS),” which is said to have the strictest standards in the world.
This means we are intimately associated with a host of textile producing regions around the world.
It is also a proof of just how far we will go to ensure that we are gentle on the natural environment.
We intend to deliver the work of those appointed the roles of harvesting, spinning, and weaving with the utmost respect.
We will continue to do what is expected because we expect nothing less.。
We will strive to internalize it until it penetrates, becomes as invisible as air, and until we do it without having to think about doing it.
That’s the kind of brand we want to be.
All aspects of your life can be forever rich and imbued with fine quality.
Tenerita invites you to enjoy ease and comfort every day.
At Tenerita, it is our goal to remove anything from our Monozukuri (production) rocesses that places a burden either on our employees or the environment.
This is because about half of the textile products sold in the world are made of cotton, and we fully understand that most cotton is not gentle on the environment.
Turning the cotton fields of the world into organic will put a stop to environmental damage and help return the earth to a healthier state.
While Tenerita has received certifications for its organic cotton, it has also received certifications from international certification authorities for its product manufacturing processes as well.
This is based on Tenerita’s desire to demonstrate traceability (production history), from the cotton fields to the final products, and deliver safe, high quality products to our customers.
[Cultivation and Harvesting]
Organic cotton is defined as cotton cultivated on farmland that has not been treated with chemical pesticides or chemical fertilizers for 3 years or more. Furthermore, time is invested in following natural cycles while the cotton is being raised right up to the start of cultivation.
|1. Soil||Natural fertilizers like cow dung and compost are used (chemical fertilizers are not used)|
|2. Weeds||Pulled by hand or shoveled into the dirt (herbicides are not used)|
|3. Pests||Ladybugs, which are the natural enemy of pests, are dispersed (pesticides are not used)|
|4. Harvest||We harvest only after frosts come and leaves fall naturally (defoliants are not used)|
After being harvested, the organic cotton is turned into dough spun yarn and then productized. In order not to ruin cotton raised in such a healthy manner via the production process, all aspects of the process including the ingredients of the chemicals used in the production process, factory drainage, and the working environment of workers in the plant, etc., are very carefully controlled.
At Tenerita, we also use only carefully selected raw materials as the natural materials we combine with our organic cotton. This is complemented by functions that take the fullest advantage of the original characteristics and textures of these natural materials in step with seasons and applications.
Pick up a Tenerita organic cotton product.
It has marks awarded only to products that have cleared certification standards.
This in an international standard established in 2005. It provides standards for all manufacturing processes, from usage provisions for organic raw materials to final products, to ensure that the processes are performed so as not to place a burden on the environment. It obliges us to perform inspections on data of wastewater from our plant and safety of the composition of chemicals we use.
This is a certification standard established through the Textile Exchange. 100% of the raw materials, excluding buttons and fasteners, etc., used in products with the OCS100 mark are organic. Products with the OCS Blended mark use certified organic raw materials at a blended ratio that meets the provisions of the standard.
An NPO whose activities are based around the slogan “Promoting activities that spread enlightenment across the entire spectrum of Sustainable Textiles, with a focus on organic cotton.”
Headquartered in the Netherlands, this international certification authority performs inspections and awards certifications in over 60 countries around the world. This organization naturally provides specifications for organic materials, but also performs strict onsite inspections that cover everything from the working environments of plant workers to manufacturing processes.
At Tenerita, it is our goal to remove anything from our Monozukuri (production) processes that places a burden either on our employees or the environment. This is because about half of the textile products sold in the world are made of cotton, and we fully understand that most cotton is not gentle on the environment.
It has been calculated that it requires about 150 g of chemical pesticides or chemical fertilizers to make just one T-shirt.
Upon learning this, we at Tenerita made the decision to use organic cotton in our products.
Turning the cotton fields of the world into organic will put a stop to environmental damage, protect the health of the people who work in them, and help return the earth to a healthier state. Using organic cotton makes us a brand that is gentler on people and on the environment.