Our materials


GOTS & Green Button certified

Organic cotton

What is organic cotton? In short, organic cotton is non-GMO cotton grown without toxic pesticides or synthetic fertilizers and harvested under fair working conditions. Its production supports the health of soils, ecosystems and people by relying on natural processes and not on the use of harmful toxins and synthetic fertilizers. Further processing is also sustainable with water-based screen printing, labels made of 100% organic cotton and our material dyeing without harmful chemicals. Recognizable by the GOTS certificate of the products.

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vegetable tanned and LWG certified

Natural leather

Genuine leather is more durable and sustainable than artificial leather. Because artificial leather is nothing more than a plastic based on petroleum. We use vegetable tanned leather from Europe. This means that the animal skin was processed into soft and supple leather with plant extracts instead of chrome sulphate. All our leathers are PCP-free, contain neither azo dyes nor chromium VI. By dispensing with chemical treatment, the leather retains its natural character. People and nature are protected in this ecological production process.

Color differences and irregularities are a natural feature of vegetable-tanned leather and make each garment unique.

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RWS Standard


Wool is a staple fiber obtained from the soft fur of sheep by shearing or combing. We use wool from certified organic animal husbandry. This standard guarantees species-appropriate animal husbandry and feeding as well as the renunciation of fattening aids and pesticides.

Out of love for animals, we use mulesing-free wool. Mulesing is a common practice in Australia where lambs undergo a painful procedure without anesthesia to prevent parasite infestation.

Clothing made of wool is antibacterial, which is why it hardly takes on odors and rarely needs to be washed. In addition, it is windproof, temperature-balancing and durable.

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Vegan based on cellulose

Kraft paper

Our paper collection is made of a sustainable and vegan material made in Germany. The tear-resistant paper is developed from plant fibers and solidified with latex. The kraft paper used is often referred to as paper leather, as it comes very close to the appearance and function of leather. In contrast to conventional artificial leather, our kraft paper is more natural & sustainable. Nordlicht Bags and backpacks made of kraft paper are designed in such a way that they are still portable even after many years. The material is not only robust but also resistant to all dirt particles. That’s why our kraft paper is the perfect leather alternative.

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What is a circular economy?

The circular economy is a production and consumption model in which existing materials and products are shared, leased, reused, repaired, refurbished and recycled for as long as possible. In this way, the life cycle of products is extended. In practice, this means that waste is kept to a minimum.

After a product reaches the end of its service life, the resources and materials remain in the economic cycle as much as possible. This means that they are repeatedly used productively to continue to create value. The circular economy contrasts with the traditional, linear economic model (“throwaway economy”). Read more