- Where are TANE products made?
- Have you visited the facilities?
- How are the product made?
- Are all of the products organic?
- What are the washing instruction for TANE products?
- Do organic cotton products shrink?
- How are organic cotton products healthier than conventional cotton products?
- What are the key pieces to your collection?
- How does TANE’s wardrobing system work?
- What were your original inspirations?
All of TANE’s products are crafted in Peru. We chose to have a vertical manufacturing supply chain, keeping the process in one country and minimizing our CO2 footprint.
Yes, it is very important for TANE to work intimately with our partners and artisans. We are adamant about knowing where our products are made and who makes them. We travel 2-3 times a year to mentor and to work with artisans on new designs. As well as sharing new creative ideas, we also map out business goals and visions, sustaining a healthy working cycle. TANE believes that the exchange of ideas has no boundaries and our encouragement of all voices cements our mission to nurture a positive and rewarding work environment. Our business partners and artisans have become friends and family.
TANE hand knit products, including the Baby Sock Booties, Newborn Sweater Knits, and Handmade Accessories are made in a cooperative setting. Skilled artisans are given materials and tools to knit, with instructions. They then gather at a local location, often at someone’s home, to knit as a group. This format provides a safe setting to care for small children, and a community to share different techniques. TANE’s Newborn Baby Clothes, including the Layettes and Infant Baby Clothes are sewed and assembled at homes located near the main facility. This set up allows the artisans to work at their own pace, in the comfort of their homes. The main facility will collect, care, and inspect all of the products and prepare for export to our studio in New York City.
Yes, all of TANE’s organic cotton products are made with GOTS certified organic cotton. The aim of the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is to define requirements to ensure organic status of textiles. From harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing up to labeling in order to provide a credible assurance to the end consumer. We monitor our process to meet the industry’s standards and requirements. Our natural fiber baby clothes define our brand. It is part of TANE organics’s DNA.
TANE’s baby alpaca collection uses naturally undyed baby alpaca, harvested in the highlands of Peru. The animals are herded by farmers and raised in a sustainable way. Alpacas are indigenous to Peru and are part of Peru’s textile history and tradition.
TANE recommends washing all garments in cold water. They are machine washable on gentle cycle. Hang dry or lay flat to dry is our preference for all garments. Baby alpaca garments can be dry cleaned but are best when hand washed, and lay flat to dry. Our handmade toys and rattles are stuffed with polyester to make them readily machine washable. It is important to us for our products to be easy to care for.
If proper washing and drying instructions are followed, your TANE garments will hold up for many years to come.
The skin on babies and toddlers is much finer than that of an adult. Chemicals used in conventional cotton garments are easily absorbed into delicate skin and pores. The pesticides used on conventional cotton is toxic, both to the soil in the field as well as for the wearer. As a result, many children develop allergies and skin issues when exposed to these toxic materials as a newborn. It is our priority to assure that our products are non-toxic. Being an eco friendly brand means consistently monitoring the process from soil to finishing. Our facilities are inspected and certified yearly by GOTS.
We have been in the designer children’s business for over 10 years and through these years, we have worked closely with our retailers and our customers to identify the key TANE layette styles. Essential to any newborn’s wardrobe is a good Skull Cap, an easy Onesie, a pair of Pull On Pants, and a Swaddle Blanket.
TANE’s vision for a simple, easy system of dressing have been the pillar of the brand. The focus on precious hand feel and luxurious texture anchors the philosophy of interchangeable pieces. TANE's neutral colors complement this formula, making it super easy to dress your child. One can mix and match or dress in head to toe colors and textures. Through fittings and feedbacks, we have perfected the details in each styles. The perfect place to place a snap, the ideal length of a tie, the exact measurement to an opening are all details proven to provide the best fit and comfort for the child.
TANE organics was created with the intention of offering a well curated collection that reflects sophisticated beauty in both material and collaboration. We were inspired by the elegance of organic cotton fibers, the luxurious textures that it creates and the importance of health benefits for our children, as they enter the world. We were also inspired by the mutual creative exchanges with the artisans, providing work for individuals who otherwise had little choices but to work in the field. In a small way, by providing work, self esteem is elevated. The vision of a better future is formulated, and along the way, we slowly change the future of an individual, as well as small communities.