Our Story - Simple, But Different
What We Do Differently
The fashion industry can be a dirty, ruthless giant - basically the monster that we all feared to meet in our nightmares when we were little. We founded Unless.me in 2019 to protect our children from that. Our goal: To produce fashionable, sustainable children’s blankets with a personal touch.
Hello from the future! 3D printing is arguably the most modern, sustainable way of producing garments. Since we produce on demand for every single parent, there is minimal waste of resources, no stock, and thus no need for expensive warehouses or retailers. Plus, we produce faster than you can say “cozy”.
3D printing gives us all the options to personalize your blanket for your child. We’re not talking about personalization for the masses (some call it embroidery), it is literally made from scratch for you, exactly the way you want it. Color, material, knitted name or monogram - all up to you.
Sustainable, High Quality Fabrics
No matter if you decide for our organic cotton or 100% Merino wool quality, we make sure to live up to the highest standards. Merino wool is basically nature's most high tech fiber as it is insulating heat and regulating body temperature (and it's amazingly soft while doing so!). Organic cotton consumes 90% less water compared to conventional cotton and does not make use of poisonous pesticides.
No Child Labour
Our blankets are produced in the EU (Portugal), under fair working conditions and without child labor.
We founded Unless.me this year to change the world for the better. Hey, a bit of idealism never hurt nobody! Our aim is to be 100% sustainable soon, for example by using as little resources as possible and by producing completely carbon neutrally. But getting there is not always easy. We are at the beginning of a long process and are learning new things every day. On this journey we appreciate your help a lot. Do you have any feedback what we could do better? Any ideas of how to score some extra points on the sustainability high score? Please drop us a message through our Contact Page, all input is greatly valued.
Who we are
When we set out to create a zero waste, sustainable fashion brand, we struggled with finding the right name until Hans read The Lorax to his 3 year old son William.
In this book, the evil the Once-ler discovers that Truffula trees can be used to knit wonderful garments. The Lorax, who speaks for the trees and the animals, warns the Once-ler that he is polluting the environment and soon will have cut all Truffula trees. However he is so successful that he continues to cut the trees until not a single one is left.
In the end of the book the Once-ler realizes:
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
We care a lot and we hope you do as well.