WHAT DOES GOTS STAND FOR? The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is an international label for clothing and textiles that covers both social and environmental requirements. GOTS aims to make it easier for the consumer to choose textile products where a holistic perspective has been taken with regard to both environmental and social responsibility throughout the chain. The chain comprises several steps; cultivation, harvesting, preparation and manufacture of the garment itself. WHAT DOES ECO-TEX MEAN? A STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certification means that the product meets high human ecological requirements, ie does not contain chemicals at levels that are harmful to health. IDYLLIENHOPPET Idyllienhoppet is a charity project funded by the profits from our charity company Idyllien. Both Idyllien and Idyllienhoppet.org is founded by us - Catrin&Richard Kylberg with daughters. Our youngest daughter Leia passed away in cancer after several years of fighting the disease and through our experiences we have learned that it is a whole family affected, not just the member turning ill. We also know what it is like to live in a hospital environment for extended periods of time while life continues as usual on the outside and what kind of stress this means for an entire family. We started our store concept Idyllien on the island Gotland in the Baltic Sea, as a family project during a time when we were still living in the shadow of our daughter's illness. It was so important to keep doing exciting new things together with our children and Idyllien made a big difference to our family as a creative platform we could gather around. After Leias passing we decided to continue to use Idyllien for the same purpose, but focus on the families still fighting for their young ones in the hospitals. Idyllien became a fund raising tool for projects with the aim of making the hospital stay a little better for families with seriously ill children. It also means that we, the founders of the company, never take any profit from the company. The main goal of Idyllien's business is to create profits that we transfer to Idyllienhoppet's projects in the hospitals. ARE YOUR PRODUCTS ANIMAL TESTED? No, we would never use animal testing for our products. Animal experiments in the EU have been banned for many years and because of this, EU legislation has chosen to prohibit companies from mentioning it on products as information. ARE YOUR SKIN CARE PRODUCTS VEGAN? All of our skin care products are completely vegan, except for our hand made soap "Oats & Honey", which of course contains honey and is therefore not vegan. E.g. Cocoa seed butter (found in our soaps) is dairy free and vegan. Many who see the word butter assume that cocoa butter contains milk, which is not the case - Cocoa butter is the fat part of the cocoa bean and is a completely vegan source of fat.