Garment on the sewing machine

How is my product made?

Have you always wanted to know how your CALIDA products were made? With the OEKO-TEX® MADE IN GREEN label, you get a comprehensive insight into the production chain.

18 January 2024 • 6 min reading time

Two ladies with nightwear from Calida from the series 'Night Lovers'.

Wash 100 % cotton: Tips for soft & hygienically clean laundry

Cotton is probably the best known and most used material in the clothing industry. Thanks to its robust and easy-care properties, the natural fibre is not only used in T-shirts, but also for the production of socks, towels or bed linens. Jeans are also made of 100 % cotton, but have very different care requirements than cotton underwear, for example. So, what should you consider when washing and caring for cotton? We explain and give you valuable tips!

18 October 2023 • 5 min reading time

3 women sitting at the sewing machine

Slow Fashion: What sustainable fashion really means

The term «fast fashion» is widespread nowadays and applies to almost every major fashion chain that convinces its clientele not primarily with quality, but above all through a huge variety of constantly changing collections. The counterpart to this is – who would have guessed – slow fashion! What exactly slow fashion is, how it differs from fast fashion and what goals go hand in hand with it, we want to explain in this article.

27 September 2023 • 6 min reading time

Worm compost container made of breathable ceramic by WormUp.

Circular Clothing in a self-test: waste-free fashion through circular clothing

Where food scraps, soil-dwelling organisms, micro-organisms and your CALIDA shirt meet up in a compost heap. Sounds odd? Perhaps a bit, but it’s actually quite cool! We take you through the so-called Cradle to Cradle principle and explain to you how our "Circular Day" can be brought back into the cycle in a natural way.

30 August 2023 • 6 min reading time

1 man and 1 woman outside on rocks. Both are wearing loungewear by CALIDA.

World Environment Day: Giving back to nature

5 June is International Environment Day, which is an important symbol worldwide that each and every individual can do something to preserve our nature. In order to contribute to the preservation of our environment, CALIDA strives for ever newer and voluntary commitments to set long-term standards in the entire fashion industry. Since 2018, we have been developing a range of styles with a focus on a circular economy and biodegradability of our materials.

31 May 2023 • 5 min reading time

Woman wearing light blue linen underwear. Blue sky in background.

Linen: the long-lasting and cooling natural fibre

Summer is just around the corner and it’s time to break out our summer wardrobe for the warmer weather. Linen is a popular and loved fabric for summer. The material boasts the perfect properties for looking after your skin during the summertime. Find out more about linen here and why it’s a must-have for your wardrobe.

25 May 2023 • 4 min reading time

CALIDA shrits in white

Washing your clothes sustainably: good for the planet & your wallet

If you’re someone who’s committed to protecting the environment and looking for ways to live more sustainably, you’ll find that even the smallest changes in your household can make a real difference. Cleaning and especially laundry are among the most polluting household tasks – and that’s not just because of the chemicals that may be lurking in your detergents, fabric softeners and other products.

12 April 2023 • 7 min reading time

Leaves from tree

TENCEL™ – the sustainable fibre of the future

Sustainable action includes relying increasingly on innovative and environmentally friendly fibres. TENCEL™ is a fibre of natural origin that is manufactured using a special process. Products made from TENCEL™ are regarded as being particularly environmentally friendly. So what makes TENCEL™ so sustainable?

29 March 2023 • 4 min reading time

Cords from a blue fishing net

Econyl: what makes these fibres so special?

For us, sustainable action includes using innovative fibres. ECONYL® is a particularly smooth and soft fabric that’s gentle on the skin, and made from 100% recycled nylon obtained from old fishing nets, carpets and fabric scraps. Products made from ECONYL® are therefore regarded as being particularly environmentally friendly.

4 August 2022 • 8 min reading time

The difference between organic cotton and conventional cotton

The difference between organic cotton and conventional cotton

The term organic cotton is on everyone’s lips at the moment. But what exactly is the difference between organic cotton and standard cotton? We have put together a list of the most important differences, and also suggest some more sustainable alternatives to cotton.

9 November 2021 • 10 min reading time


Material innovation bamboo

CALIDA has been dedicated to sustainable quality and innovative products for over 75 years. Our new material innovation Tencel™ with bamboo is the perfect union of sustainability and innovation.

9 November 2021 • 10 min reading time


SeaCell: what makes these fibres so special?

SeaCell™ fibres are made using Icelandic seaweed. The MicroModal® blend creates an innovative, comfortable, soft fabric, which cares for the skin, regulates body temperature and is breathable.

9 November 2021 • 5 min reading time