Firkail creates original, comfortable and stylish sustainable clothing from ethically sourced materials. We strive to grow our business with the same honesty and sense of fun that we use to design our products, with sustainability and kindness at their core.
To ensure governed labour laws and environmental regulations all our suppliers are AMFORI BSCI approved and audits are done every 3 months. Our factory passed with an A in it's latest audit, it is considered a small company with just 55 employees, including HR staff.
Our hemp cotton is 100% Organic and certified by GOTS.
Our hemp is from only 5 trusted farms where the hemp is machine harvested which reduces the risk of unethical labour. Our products are only made of the best natural plant based dyes and are plastic free.
The dense root system and plant growth of hemp means that few weeds can emerge, eliminating the need for herbicides or labor-intensive weeding. Our hemp is completely pesticide free and is dew retted.
Our hemp uses 50% less water when compared to cotton. The water we use is rain water and if that runs out its supplemented with public water when available.
Minimally used packaging is recyclable or compostable with all natural inks. Our clothing labels are 100% organic cotton and clothing tags are made of plantable seed paper.
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The Hemp Cooperative of Ireland is a registered Cooperative with the aim of creating an infrastructure for farmers and local businesses to develop the hemp industry in Ireland.
The amfori BSCI Code of Conduct draws on important international labour standards protecting workers’ rights such as International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions and declarations, the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights as well as guidelines for multinational enterprises of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
The Sedex Self Assessment Questionnaire contains 4 major pillars –Labour Standards, Health & Safety, Environment and Business Ethics. All four pillars count on legal requirements, international standards and good practice.
We are always striving to be as sustainable and ethical as possible. We are doing our best with what is available in Ireland now but we are working towards being 100% Irish from seed to stitch.
Why we love hemp
Super Soft & Long-Lasting
Hemp cotton isn’t just super soft, it also gets softer with wear. Its long-lasting properties make our clothes perfect items to hand down to the next generation!
Hypoallergenic & Anti-Bacterial
Being naturally anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic means hemp cotton is very gentle on our skin. With added UV protection it is the perfect companion for any activity
big or small.
Hemp fabric is naturally biodegrable and compostable. We ensure this by using only natural dyes in our designs. Using clothing as compost can foster new growth and reduce landfill use.
Consumes more carbon than trees
Consumes four times more carbon dioxide than trees and uses 50% less water when compared to cotton. Hemp restores balance to it’s environment by cleaning the air,
soil & water.
Replenishes & Heals Our Soil
Hemp enhances soil health by naturally regenerating it, adding nutrients to our soil. It is so effective at cleaning up contaminated soil that it was planted at Chernobyl following the nuclear disaster to help reduce soil toxicity.
PESTICIDE FREE & DEW RETTED
The dense root system and plant growth of hemp means that few weeds can emerge, eliminating the need for herbicides or labour-intensive weeding. Our hemp is completely pesticide free and is dew retted.