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WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
5 June, 2019


Every day on June 5th, the National Environment Day, we are excited to help create a better environment through the products we present on our site.

Today we refer to the Mini Rodini brand, which we are excited to present exclusively on the Romanian market.

As saving our planet is at the forefront of Dynamic Earth s mission, we naturally wanted to get involved!

We believe that by making small changes in everyday life, we can all unite to help us make big changes on our planet.

SAVE THE PLANET. WEAR SUSTAINABLE

WHAT YOU BUY MATTERS

our industry is the second largest polluter in the world. together we use more water than any other, apart from agriculture, and are responsible for the unfair working conditions of millions of people.

WE NEED A CHANGE OF HEART.

Mini rodini is born and raised with the vision to make clothes that children love to wear, without compromising social and environmental aspects of the production. this is the core of the mini rodini brand, and it affects every move we make.

OUR IMPACT

FABRICS MADE FOR THE LONG RUN

Mini Rodini carries one of the most sustainable ranges on the market – our collections include over 99 % products made from sustainable materials yearly. By sustainable materials, we mean non-conventional materials that have a lower impact on both nature and human health, such as organic cotton, recycled polyester, and Modal®. We also have a selection of upcycled products where we reuse leftover fabric from earlier collections.

Our products are only called sustainable when minimum 80 % of the composition includes non-conventional materials, compared to most others having a level of 50 % as a rule. For ethical and environmental reasons, we do not use skins, suede, fur, feathers, wool with mulesing or conventional silk in any of our products or collaborations.

CHALLENGING CHEMICALS

Chemicals are needed in all kinds of textile products including ours – from the manufacturing of raw material to dyeing, printing, final look, and function. The challenge is to avoid the toxic ones that are harmful to the environment, animals and our health. Since our products are mainly used by children, chemical management is a subject close to our hearts. We actively work to limit the use and waste of chemicals in all of our products. Already in the design phase, we eliminate a massive amount of harmful substances by choosing sustainably better materials with third party certifications. We also make systematically risk analyses and tests to assure all products comply with our requirements.

To be proactive and stay up-to-date with the latest news concerning chemicals, Mini Rodini is a member of the Chemical Group at Swerea – a network for training and dialogue with experts and other brands in the industry on how to monitor best possible risk assessment and compliance.

Our chemical restriction list is based on EU’s regulation REACH, but also includes additional prohibited and limit value substances beyond this law. We believe this is needed for calling a product and production safe and sustainable.

RESPONSIBLE WASTE

The textile industry depends heavily on human resources – for every collection, there will be waste including fabric, labor, energy, chemicals and water. What we can do is to minimize our waste and take better care of it.

We use environmental standards that ask the suppliers to have policies such as water treatment plants and sustainable chemical management and do our best to optimize every batch of production. Instead of sourcing new fabric qualities for each season, the majority of our fabric qualities are repeated. We don't match prints with pattern pieces, bindings or cuffs, and we avoid using too many contrast materials and colors for smaller pieces of garments.

In 2013 we launched our first upcycled collection made from leftover fabric. Every year, we collect waste material from previous productions to create new products with a new purpose. With this, we want to create a circular stream and eventually, close the loop.

SOCIAL RIGHTS

Our social responsibility includes every interaction with Mini Rodini – from design and manufacturing to communication and sales. We want to give children the freedom to choose clothes that match their personality, mood, and creativity. All our clothes are unisex, and we never categorize or front our products based on normative gender.

Like other companies in the clothing industry, Mini Rodini does not own any factories. Instead, we share the responsibility together with other brands. We source factories with sustainability and fair labor as key criteria and priority and therefore choose facilities already certified with the well known third party standards such as Fairtrade and SA-8000.

THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAIL

The choice of material does not only apply to the main fabrics, but also the trims, labeling, and packing of a product. Today, the majority of all these details are organic, recycled or biodegradable. Additionally, we reuse cartons from our suppliers for outgoing shipments to customers, our stores, and retailers.

When a package is good to go, we optimize our packing methods to fill every load and ship goods from different suppliers together whenever possible. Our policy is to use sea and truck transport for bulk production depending on its origin. We only use sea/air or air transport on rare occasions to secure quality or to keep critical deliveries. For local courier freights between our warehouse, stores, and head office, we use bicycle transportation in all cases possible.

THE ART OF KEEPING A PROMISE

To assure that our materials and processes are as promised, we work with various certifications and standards covering materials, production and the employees in the factories we are working with.

We mainly work with GOTS, Fairtrade, Oeko-Tex, OCS, Bionic Finish Eco, GRS, FSC, SA-8000.

YOUR IMPACT

Here are five things you can do to minimize your impact and prolong the life of your wardrobe favorites.

LOOK FOR GREEN GARMENTS

All fabrics release microfibers in the wash. The problem is that microfibers in synthetic fabric are not biodegradable. These plastic fibers eventually end up in our oceans traveling up the food chain. So in the long run, organic materials are not only better for the global environment, but for all living creatures including you.

CHOOSE WISELY

Garments with high quality and long-lasting design are essential for building a sustainable wardrobe. Sooner or later when the little ones outgrow their clothes, a good piece of garment is always wanted by someone else.

SUSTAINABILITY REPORTS

Sustainability has endless shades of green, which means that we need to be transparent with both our efforts and challenges to prove our promise. Every year, we summarize our sustainability work – achievements, challenges and goals – in a sustainability report.

 

DISCOVER MINI RODINI COLLECTION HERE

 

Source: minirodini.com

Ne pregătim de BABY EXPO... Hai și tu cu noi!
9 May, 2019

BABY EXPO, cel mai mare targ pentru parinti din Romania, isi deschide portile in zilele de 16-17-18-19 Mai. Suntem tare bucurosi sa va anuntam ca timp de 4 zile ne gasiti la Sala Polivalenta din Bucuresti, in calitate de expozant.

Va asteptam cu mic, cu mare la standul B06 ca sa ne cunoastem si sa va prezentam toate produsele de care aveti nevoie pentru bebelusii dumneavoastra: de la textile, la produse de ingrijire si puericultura.

Mai mult decat atat, v-am pregatit numeroase surprize pe toata durata targului:

  • 15% reducere la toate produsele pentru bebelusi si copii, inclusiv la babynest-uri si decoratiuni pentru camera micutilor
  • vouchere de cumparaturi de 15% pentru cumparaturile mai mari de 250 lei, acordate direct la stand
  • o tombola cu un premiu de 1000 lei, constand in produse pentru bebelusi, la simpla vizita si completarea talonului de participare pus la dispozitie la standul nostru.
  • activitati educative si recreative pentru cei mici desfasurate in cadrul standului nostru


Este prima noastra participare la un astfel de targ de profil, asa ca urati-ne succes!

PS. Pana atunci organizam un giveaway in cadrul caruia puteti castiga una dintre cele 10 invitatii la BABY EXPO! Pentru a va inscrie, click aici:)

EASTER CRAFT FOR YOUR LITTLE BUNNY
23 April, 2019

There is nothing more beautiful than an afternoon of craft with little ones!

And because in the veil of Easter preparations, decorated egg is one of the most beautiful moments, I have prepared some colorful and fun crafts that will help you transform this tradition into a moment of edgeless creativity.

Besides the quality time spent with the little ones, the realization of these crafts is an excellent way to raise interest in art from an early age. Moreover, this activity helps to build fine motor skills, abilities that support all the other skills that the baby will need throughout his life.

All you have to do is print out our dear friends at Minimakers.dk, perfect for this activity and fun can start. Do not forget to boil a few eggs before you get the job done. It is important to let them cool before use.

We warn you that you will have fun with your child!

"Surprize, we have prepared some models for decorating the muffin."

 

HAPPY CRAFTING!

Tips & Tricks:

  1. Once you have printed the sheet, start cutting the faces and ears on the next page together with the grass.
  2. After cutting the grass, cut it into five equal sections.
  3. When everything is cut, fold the ears off each dotted line. Then stick your faces and ears to each egg.
  4. Finish by gluing the grass to the foundations of the eggs, creating sweet Easter friends!

 

DOWNLOAD HERE

 

Source: Minimakers.dk

DAVIDANDTHEA.COM
8 March, 2019

We are happy and excited to introduce you our online store, just in time for Easter!

In the last year, we've been busy with our favorite childhood discoveries - clothes, toys, home accessories, parties ... and because we have discovered a very exciting range we thought to make it available to you!

But our vision is always more than that, davidandthea.com is an online shopping destination for parents who love individual design; looking for something different for their kids, besides what you can buy from all traditional offline and online stores.

Our dream was to build a house for our favorite products: a store where we can sell them, a blog telling you their story and a place where we can get everyone together to create a magical space for your little ones. In other words, start telling your own story in your house.

So here is a small part of the products we brought in our special store to make your child happy.


LIEWOOD




MINI RODINI



FABELAB




DESIGN LETTERS





In a personal note, I would like to thank all those who have supported me in bringing this vision to life and helped davidandthea.com become reality.