Learn more about the sustainability guarantees for craftsmanship which determines TA-DAAN selection of artisans. We often talk about the TA-DAAN Factor as a characteristic that encompasses everything we look for in an artisan product. The pillars that make up this concept are sustainability, uniqueness and transparency. Check out our Sustainability index and check out the stamps in the products you like.
Craftsmanship is of course sustainable itself, as works are produced at a small scale with environmentally sensitive production methods, but we promise you that our selection only has handmade*, ethical, (and cool) products made by talented small businesses.
*entirely made in the designer’s studio and/or by an artisan collective of fewer than 10 people
Remember that handmade products, even in some sort of (small) scale, are all single pieces, therefore slightly different from the others of the same series and subject to “imperfections” that make it unique.
Typically with fast fashion or with mass market items you don't know who makes your clothes/ accessories. When you choose to buy from small businesses you have access to that information, you know who makes your products with dedication and care, you know the supply chain is short and much more traceable and transparent.
The materials (or part of them) of this product are sourced as a by-product of the food industry, population control of wild animals, and/or free-range farming.
circular, oh yeah!
This artisan operates within the circular economy model. The products have reduced or completely no need for virgin resources and are designed with the end of their life in mind.
plastic, no thanks!
This product contains no plastic and the overall approach of the maker in the production, packaging is plastic-free.
This product contains no parabens, SLS, petroleum, mineral oil, phthalates, formaldehyde or synthetic fragrances.
natural, no toxic dyes
The materials in this product/collection are free from AZO dyes and phthalates; are naturally dyed, dyed with water based non toxic dyes.
The products and constituent ingredients in this collection are not tested on animals.
The materials used in this product are certified vegan.
The material or ingredients in this collection are at least 80% derived from organic farming.
nature made me
This collection has been made using at least 80% plant-based ingredients or materials.
This product is upcycled, so it's the result of one or more existing items creatively transformed and repurposed.
eureka, it's me!
The technology used for producing the product is innovative, disruptive or alternative materials/ingredients have been used where a traditional product would normally be used.
We wanted to make it simple and quick for you to recognize why and how the products in this shop are sustainable. We first listed attributes and requirements important to us and to mother earth, grouped them into larger clusters, renamed and accurately described. With this index of guarantees, we asked every artisan selling with us to highlight what requirement each of their product meets. Therefore the icons you see on the product page!
*Note that these aren't certificates issued by authorities, but criteria detected by TA-DAAN. Please reach out to us if you want to bring forward some additions.