We all have a duty to nature.
That's why Elia, beyond wanting to offer you natural products that respect your body, also wishes to do good to the planet by committing itself on a daily basis.
Des culottes menstruelles éco-responsables qui portent nos engagements
The conventional culture of cotton is unfortunately very harmful for the environment: chemical fertilizers, pesticides, water consumption, bleaching of the fiber with harmful substances... Even though it represents more than half of the textile consumption in the world.
Organic cotton, on the other hand, is grown with half the water and natural composts. The treatment of the harvest and the dyeing are made with more neutral products for the body, to limit the risks of allergy.
However, the organic designation only concerns the cotton growing stage. To push our approach even further, we have also surrounded ourselves with certifications concerning the production of our finished products and thus ensure the harmlessness of our lingerie all along the line.
Our wood fiber absorbent material, which we use in our menstrual lingerie technology, is made in Austria, whose production is also very environmentally friendly. The use of bamboo, victim of massive deforestation, did not reflect our values: at Elia, we chose to work witheucalyptus fiber.
The fabric made from these wood fibers is, like our organic cotton, entirely biodegradable.
Our workshops receive all these raw materials and transform them on site to obtain our finished product.
They are committed to limiting transportation and their carbon footprint: knitting, cutting, embroidery, assembly... Here, everything is made in France, thanks to the hundred or so jobs generated by this activity.
Waste and fabric scraps are even recycled, for a circuit with the least possible losses.
Whenever possible, we try to limit the CO2 emissions associated with our printing. What does this mean? It means that Elia compensates the quantity of greenhouse gases emitted during the printing of our communication supports. This is the case for our booklets, for example, which are enclosed with your order.
To this end, we support, thanks to ClimatePartner, the reforestation project of the Amazonian forest, in the region of Parà, in Brazil. Tropical forests store a lot of CO2 and are the real lungs of the Earth. Elia is proud to contribute to this, thanks to you.
Elia wants to be eco-responsible and sustainable. Sales and fast-fashion are often the result of an overproduction of textile products, at the cost of a disastrous ecological footprint and a waste of polluting raw materials during manufacturing. So at Elia, we prefer to produce exactly what we need, with natural and high quality raw materials.
Our pricing policy is to offer you the best quality at the right price. We have chosen to produce everything in France to ensure traceability and maximum comfort of our panties, without compromise.
Thank you for supporting us in our approach!
Our shipments are plastic-free and we try to limit over-packaging as much as possible: our products are simply wrapped in reusable tissue paper to protect them during transport: an envelope for the lightest shipments, a recyclable or compostable cardboard for the largest orders! We also limit the paper invoices in your package, which can be sent to you on request by email!
Your most frequently asked questions about eco-responsibility at Elia
Absolutely! If you're using disposable pads, that's a lot of money and waste that goes into the garbage every cycle. In the long run, period panties are more economical. But beyond the cost saving you realize with menstrual lingerie, using period panties is above all a commitment for the planet (zero waste, less pollutants...) and for the body (100% organic cotton, no risk of toxic shock syndrome...).
Take the test and find out how much you could save with our savings calculator.
At Elia, we do not use any material made of animal fibers: our absorbent zone is made of wood fiber textile and the fabric of our panties is made of cotton.
We try to choose our fabrics with respect to the environment. To learn more about the different materials that make up our lingerie and the absorbent zone, discover our technology in more detail.
If you take care of it, our lingerie has the same life span as a classic lingerie: 5 to 7 years!
It is therefore a sustainable product with a low ecological footprint to be added urgently to your eco-responsible wardrobe!