Organic cotton: a new challenge for the start of the school year!

Organic cotton: a new challenge for the start of the school year!

In our T.P.R (always more responsible) approach, the Balzac Paris team has launched a challenge that was close to his heart: to offer sweaters made from 100 % organic cotton. Discover the interview with Chrysoline (co-founder and artistic director of Balzac Paris) and Marie (group leader) to learn a little more about their manufacturing secrets. Balzac Paris manager collection
  • What is organic cotton and GOTS standard?
Married : Organic cotton is a cultivated cotton without chemical fertilizer. Standard Gots Allows you to supervise this “organic cotton” certification. This standard applies if the garment contains at least 90% of natural organic certified fibers but also if the factory meets certain criteria. They are regularly controlled by independent and approved organizations. Mohair sweaters, for example, are labeled GOTS due to water recycling and respect for the treatment of the animal.
  • What was the process? How did the idea come from?
Chrysoline : Offering organic cotton sweaters is a New challenge that has been close to our hearts for a year. This approach is part of a more global approach that we have been implementing from the start: we manufacture most of our pieces in Portugal, Italy or even Spain. We prefer to seek know-how closest to us. This desire was started by the responsible collections and our “Zero-Gachi” approach. This is one of our biggest concerns that we have been implementing since 2015. This encourages our stylists to reason differently and to think "responsible" from the start of a collection: for example, certain technicalities are not selected because it involves making them elsewhere than in Europe. Exceptionally for our Organic cotton collection, the sweaters were made in India and Madagascar in order to rely on production sectors with very strict environmental and social criteria and unique artisanal know-how. We also try to apply this approach internally. We called on Happy recycles To best help us in the treatment of waste and we do not intend to stop there! We will never be perfect but we will try to be always better and transparent towards our customers: it's essential for us. Balzac Paris Manager mode
  • Why make this choice as a consumer?
Chrysoline : In general, consumers want to consume more responsible And it goes through all sectors. We pay more attention to the labels, to consume seasonal products, in short circuits, to use less chemicals ... and our customers are increasingly aware of these subjects. The textile industry is one of the most polluting industries: we try to change this at our level and offer products that last over time, far from fast food ... Pollution should not be fatality in fashion. Organic cotton reduces water pollution by 98% and 94% greenhouse gas emissions. At Balzac Paris, we try to offer products that are both aesthetic, female and managers.
  • Could you introduce us to organic cotton models?
Chrysoline and Marie: The September collection is made up of four 100 % organic cotton sweaters: the Gill model that exists in Ecru and Black and the Géraldine Pull declined in Bordeaux and Marine. The Gill sweater has been completely crocheted by hand, which makes it really unique. It is a high quality sweater that is ideal for the season. The ecru model goes perfectly with our Daniella dress in pink velvet. The Géraldine sweater has an oversized shape that we love and it is ultra comfortable. You can wear it relaxed with jeans or more fashionable with a skirt and xxl earrings. There is also our Olivier model, very soft: it is not entirely made from organic cotton but benefits from the GOTS standard which guarantees traceability, ethics and good working conditions. Our Yoni sweater that will be released in October is also part ... but we don't tell you more! Organic cotton sweaters
  • What are the commitments of Balzac Paris for the future?
Chrysoline and Marie: Our ambition is to be recognized as An actor in the manager. This new organic cotton collection already marks a turning point in our responsible approach. It is difficult for us to engage 100% in this approach but we work there, it is a long-term approach and it does not only go through organic cotton: this is what is called the pre- Consummer and post-consummer. The post-consummer is to start from an existing product already finished to reproduce a new product. As for the Pre-Conseummer, we have already integrated it into Balzac Paris because the factories have a lot of secondary resources that we can reuse. Our blueberry hooves are coming back this season with a sole made with the wooden falls of a cabinetmaker in Portugal. For our exceptional collections, we collect the noblest materials (silk, brocades, etc.) from large manufacturers: this allows us to present rare and reasonable parts to our customers: an approach, again, that We want the most respectful. To discover all our T.P.R parts (always more responsible), go to The e-shop.