The design philosophy at Rawganique has always been purity and comfort first. We designs organic cotton, linen, and hemp clothing that are comfortable to wear, using the purest GMO-free organic fibers available. And do it all sweatshop-free. Most of our organic clothes are made at the human-scale Rawganique Atelier in Europe. We grow, weave, knit, and sew for a true end-to-end purity in production process. This is a rare concept in today's economy-of-scale world. We consciously stay small-scale so we can pay attention to the little details that make a big difference in how pure our products are compared to those made in big factories.
Our first and foremost priority in manufacturing organic clothing is PURITY. Since 1997, we at Rawganique Atelier have handcrafted chemical-free and comfortable organic cotton, linen, and hemp clothing that are as natural as can be. And we do it all with a small crew that we consider our family! There is no sweatshop here. We believe in fair living wages. Running productions on a small scale like this means that our customers have a direct connection to the folks who grow, process, weave, knit, and sew. There is no middle person. We do it this way so that our organic clothing is personal and pure. Most of the price of products you pay at Rawganique goes towards organic raw materials and fair labor. We turn a small profit in addition so that we can keep going as we have, without compromise on purity or human dignity. Thank you for your support through the years. You are what keeps us going! Namaste.
Rawganique's handmade leather-free shoes and boots are famous the world over for their melding of function and purity. Some of our signature products are the world's first and only elastic-free 100% organic hemp socks, 100% organic cotton socks, 100% organic linen socks, and 100% hemp house slippers.
We aim to do everything in-house. Our end-to-end approach to shoe-making results in a purity that is unheard of in the shoe industry. We start by growing and processing hemp fibers the traditional way (without chemicals) and then we weave and cut and sew organic hemp and organic cotton fabrics into shoes. Many of our organic shoes and sandals use 100% biodegradable natural rubber soles. We also specialize in glue-free hemp and organic cotton shoes and slippers. We love innovating, creation variations on the theme of traditional handmade shoe-making.
Best of all, our sweatshop-free products are not tested on animals and do not involve cruelty towards animals.
RGFT-297 Stuttgart Organic Cotton Ballet Flats are handmade at the Rawganique Atelier in Europe, by cobblers who have been practicing their craft for 40 years on average, 18 of those with us. It starts with hand-cutting a soft and breathable 100% organic cotton canvas to pattern, then sewing each upper to specification, and adding an ankle hold that is ingeniously designed without velcro. Then the natural rubber sole is attached and you have a pair of totally comfortable Organic Cotton Ballerinas that are a joy to wear anywhere, anytime. The Stuttgart Organic Cotton Ballerinas with adjustable ankle strap can be found at: http://store.rawganique.com/organic-cotton-ballet-flats-p/rgft-297.htm
Melbourne Comfort Hemp Walking Shoes
If only all shoes were this light and comfortable! Our RGFT-340MD Melbourne Comfort Hemp Walking Shoes are leather-free, made from super-breathable 100% organic European hemp for zero breaking-in period.
The Melbourne Comfort Hemp Walking Shoes are handmade at the Shoe Workshop at the Rawganique Atelier in Europe. You can find more info about how each pair of loving handcrafted by longtime shoe artisans in our Atelier Blog section. Hemp insole completes this eco package, without harm to animals. Neat, eh? The Melbourne Comfort Hemp Walking Shoes can be found at: http://store.rawganique.com/vegan-leather-free-hemp-walking-shoes-p/rgft-340md.htm
Milano Women's Zippered Hemp Boots
RGFT-267 Milano Leather-free Hemp Boots feature a handy zipper so you only have to lace up once and go on walking by zipping in and out in a flash. Featuring 100% organic European hemp canvas uppers, hemp insole, and 100% hemp shoelaces. Best of all, each pair of Milano Hemp Boots are lovingly handmade by long-time shoe artisans who have been with us through the years. Made from start to finish at the Rawganique Atelier in Europe. Sweatshop-free. Truly handmade.
Welcome to boot tops and sneaker bottoms. Our Handmade RGFT-426-318 Geneva Zippered Hemp Hightop Sneakers combine the best of high top boots with sneaker wearing comfort sole. Zippered opening means you just have to lace up once and go on walking. 100% hemp canvas uppers, hemp insole, and 100% hemp shoelaces. Each pair of Geneva Zippered Hemp Hightop Sneakers is handmade with care at the Rawganique Atelier in Europe. We grow, weave, cut, and sew each pair of shoes for true purity and environmental sustainability. Best of all, no animals are harmed by the making of these leather-free hemp hightop sneakers.
Handmade RGFT-254MS-SE Kyoto Glue-free Hemp Slippers are made from start to finish at the Rawganique Atelier in Europe: we grow, weave, knit, and sew each pair of pure organic hemp slippers for true purity. So many of our customers are chemically sensitive that they react not just to environmental pollutants, but also industrial chemicals that are routinely used in clothing and footwear. For them, these are the only footwear they can wear without allergic reactions. With our ingenious quilting system, we are able to create a padding out of 100% hemp for comfort underfoot. Machine washable (although we don't recommend washing these unique hemp slippers too often). The Kyoto Hemp Slippers will shrink one size in the wash. Sweatshop-free. Chemical-free. Pure as can be.
The Kyoto Glue-free Hemp House Slippers are can be found at: http://store.rawganique.com/organic-hemp-house-slippers-p/rgft-254ms-se.htm
Schubert Elastic-free 100% Organic Cotton Socks
World's first and only RGFT-1092 Schubert Elastic-free 100% Organic Cotton Terry Socks. Super comfy, super breathable, super pure. No elastic! Just 100% organic cotton fluffy goodness. Heritage quality. No artificial tightness, just natural elasticity of organic cotton terry yarns. Unbleached & undyed. Made at the Rawganique Atelier in Europe for true sweatshop-free purity and environmental sustainability.
Your overwhelming requests didn't go unheard. Here we debut RGFT-7761 Handmade Esmeralda Glue-free Hemp Knit Boots. The Esmeralda Hemp Boots feature a glue-free sole that are sewn-on by hand to the 100% hemp knit and woven uppers. All is done in-house at the Rawganique Atelier for true purity. Our seasoned shoe artisans take time to hand-craft each pair to perfection. Breathable, leather-free, and super awesome. Featuring hemp insole. Sweatshop-free. Chemical-free.
Red Hemp Sneakers for adventurous temperaments. Our Handmade RGFT-433 Fontainbleau Hemp Sneakers feature 100% organic European hemp uppers, hemp insole, and 100% hemp shoe laces for good measure. Breathable is the word. Go everywhere and have the adventure of your life. The Fontainbleau Hemp Sneakers can be found at: http://store.rawganique.com/handmade-hemp-sneakers-p/rgft-433.htm
The Rawganique Homestead Garden is our pride and joy. It's what feeds us everyday of the year. As gardeners, we are most interested in the food value of our garden as opposed to the looks of an ornamental garden. We prefer to keep our garden and orchard on the wild side to harbor crucial wildlife such as birds, bees, frogs, and many other critters that call our garden home. Our garden then becomes a small eco-system that thrives on its own, without much interference from us except watering. We do not use any chemicals or pesticides in our gardens and orchards. We avail ourselves of any natural mulching material we can to replicate as much as possible the natural growing conditions in nature, say, of a mature forest, which is always under a blanket of fallen leaves and expired wildlife.
Ripe Bing Cherries
As vegan raw foodists, we love all fruits and vegetables, as long as they are organic and GMO-free. But nothing leaves an impression like a ripe red cherry in season. Well, except yellow Rainier cherry in season. And well, there are a few exceptions to this statement, as you will if you browse through our homesteading blog. We cannot choose our favorite fruit and vegetable!
Hands down the most drool worthy figs on earth are the green Italian type. Wow, when they are left to ripen on the tree, they OOZE nectar. You pick one off and pop it in your mouth. It practically explodes with honey-sweet molasses-thick fig charm. An unforgettable experience. Figs in grocery stores, expensive though they are, pale in comparison. This is one of the fruits we look forward to most twice a year, a spring crop which is a holdover from winter and the main fall crop. Yummm! And they are easy to propagate. We must have about 40 fig trees by now, of all colors and stripes. Of course, we are most partial to green Italian honey figs.
One of the blessings of living on a rural island on an acreage is that we could realize our lifelong dream and passion of rescuing animals. We have had the fortune of having many rescued pet animals of all stripes over the years. We love animals! They make us better humans in every way. Dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, geese, goats, we have had them all. Did you know that goslings and baby ducks are a beautiful yellow color until they become adults, at which point the yellow features have been replaced by bright white ones?
Having lived on Denman Island, BC, for close to 20 years, we feel an embarrassment of riches when it comes to encounters with wildlife. The mild coastal climate here means there is an abundance of wildlife the year round. Here, we really do have the Great Blue Heron, otters, sea lions, seals, deer, bald-eyed eagles, sharks, killer whales, beavers, owls, and a myriad other creatures as neighbors.
Here are a sampling of our favorite photos. You will find many more through our Homesteading Blog section.
Solitary Mason Bees
We often feel that there would be no life without bees — honeybees, mason or solitary bees, and other types of bees. As avid pollinators, bees are the basis of life. We are mindful to tend to our garden 100% organically. No chemicals or pesticides that could harm bees and other critters have come near our organic gardens, which feed us the year round.
As enthusiastic gardeners, we certainly have a love-hate relationship with deer, adorable though they are. The only defense to these ravaging browsers is a secure high fence. Despite our many attempts at a secure high fence, from time to time, through sheer determination, a deer would dig or jump or push its way into our edible sanctuary, and the results were almost always disastrous if we didn't chase it out in time. They would eat everything in sight. As we said, a love-hate relationship. We love deer and all other creatures to bits, but we reserve the right to be upset when one of them comes uninvited into the garden when there's plenty of trees and grasses outside to munch on.
Here we caught a frog in mid-serenade. These tree frogs are mysterious creatures. In early spring, they descend on our ponds and sing their hearts out serenading to their potential mates. Then they mate and make baby froglets. Then they disappear until the next revival of spring.
The Great Blue Heron
Majestic is the word for the Great Blue Heron. They aren't the most beautiful creature when you take a close look at them. There's a family living in the empty forested property next door. In the beginning, we were really annoyed with their constant croaking in the spring, but we got used to that. They are a rare sight because they are generally shy. Except the family that lives next door to us. We see them fishing out on the beach everyday. And we are always ready with the camera of course because we love them. The way they wade through the shallow water fishing away, getting a fish every 15 minutes or so, is mesmerizing.
Great Blue Heron
A Great Blue Heron taking off in flight.
Great Blue Heron
And another photo of the Great Blue Heron taking off in flight.
The Rawganique Atelier in Europe is a personal, bright, friendly space where our few artisans gather in the early hours of the morning to create beautiful pure products for our beloved customers who share our philosophy of making products the way clothing and footwear and bedding were made before the age of chemicals and mass production. Everything is done close to tradition and heritage as possible: by hand. Our handmade leather-free hemp and organic cotton shoes, for example, reflect the love and care that go into them by our shoe artisans that have been practicing the art of cobbling for 40+ years. Many of them have carried on the tradition of their cobbler parents and grandparents, back in some cases for 3 generations or more. We don't only follow tradition, though. We constantly think up ways how to be innovative and creative in light of direct feedback from our customers, who happily for us are quite vocal and full of constructive comments. Thank you for sharing our vision for a natural and organic world!
Cobbling and soling handmade hemp shoes at The Shoe Workshop inside the Rawganique Atelier in Europe. Here Sandor cobbles down the uppers in the last, which will then be ready for soling.
At Rawganique, we want to make sure that our chemical-free organic cotton, linen, and hemp clothing can fit you, no matter what size you are. We have always been one of the few places where plus size individuals can find allergy-free clothing that fits. We continue to invest in new comfortable and flattering designs in plus size. Thank you for your support and feedback through the years. We love hearing from our customers. :)
At Rawganique, since day one in 1997, we specialize in making essential everyday products that are as pure and chemical-free as they are functional. With the rise in chemical sensitivities and allergies worldwide to synthetic materials such such Spandex and elastic, we have stepped up the effort to manufacture 100% natural and organic products that offer a real alternative to conventional clothing products to our customers who cannot tolerate industrial chemicals and toxins as well as customers who prefer to live a chemical-free life.
Schubert Elastic-free 100% Organic Cotton Terry Socks
World's first and only RGFT-1092 Schubert Elastic-free 100% Organic Cotton Terry Socks. It took us many years to fulfill our dream of making completely elastic-free socks. The yield is very low because of the special looping technique that we have invented. Even without elastic, the Schubert 100% Organic Cotton Socks are soft, stretchy, and hugging. Of course, this is a unique niche product aimed at people who cannot tolerate any elastic and chemicals. But many of our customers who do not have MCS still prefer these soft and cozy organic cotton socks over any other — once you've tried elastic-free organic socks, you would wonder why you put up with the squeeze from elastic for so long. Made at the Rawganique Atelier in Europe. Pure. Sweatshop-free. Chemical-free.
Ladysmith Elastic-free 100% Organic Pima Cotton Panty Boy Shorts
Hands down one of our most popular and unique products, the Ladysmith Organic Cotton Boy Short Panty is completely elastic-free. It's designed for people who are chemically sensitive as well as people who prefer to live a chemical-free, elastic-free lifestyle. Made in USA by Rawganique. Super slight 100% organic cotton drawstrings can be tied in front or on the side. Soft, cozy, and comfortable for all-day and all-night wear.
Rare and unique RGMU-1958 Liszt Elastic-free 100% Organic Linen Knit Boxers, made from 100% organic French linen jersey knit that is breathable, soft, cozy, and silky. We do everything in-house to be sure of true purity: we custom knit this smooth flax linen knit in-house for the perfect boxer weight that will give you all-day wearing comfort into the night. Made from start to finish at the Rawganique Atelier in Europe. Completely elastic-free, for those of us who are chemically sensitive and well as chemically-averse.
Rawganique comes from combining raw - organic - unique together. And we take the UNIQUE in our name very seriously. We are constantly coming up with new ways to make everyday products without chemicals. Some of our truly unique products are 100% organic cotton and hemp eyeshades, 100% organic hemp face mask, organic kaffir lime shampoo, 100% organic mung bean face wash, and so much more. We revel in uniqueness because we are fueled by passion for the environment. We don't care about how things are supposed to be done — we only care about how to make things that are as pure as possible, so by default, we are unique, because we are able to manufacture products on a small scale — so we can make products that are not mainstream hence impractical for big factories to attempt to do. We are also able to manufacture 100% organic cotton socks, 100% organic hemp socks, and 100% organic linen underwear even though the yield rate is very low: this is because our focus is on providing our customers with chemical-free products and not to turn manufacturing into a business that only runs on dollars and cents.
Bed & Bath
A big part of our identity as an eco company, the Rawganique Bed & Bath Collections encompass all the organic cotton, linen, and hemp products that we make for the bathroom and bedroom. As we spend a significant amount of our lives in our bedrooms, it is important that the comforters, pillows, mattresses, and sheets we use are organic and do not outgas toxic chemicals into our skin and lungs while we sleep.
One of the biggest offenders in terms of indoor pollution is the PVC shower curtain, and that's why from early on we created our Organic European Hemp Shower Curtain, which is made from a breathable, quick-drying, and chemical-free 100% organic European hemp canvas (we make a version with organic cotton canvas as well).
So we wish you happy, peaceful, and chemical-free nights and a joyful nontoxic shower each and every single day!
Hemp Shower Curtain
PVC-free 100% Organic European Hemp Shower Curtains in many colors.
Organic cotton and hemp hats, scarves, belts, gloves, wallets, and bags? We've got it. All handcrafted at the Rawganique Atelier in Europe. We grow, weave, knit, and sew our organic cotton and hemp accessories for true end-to-end purity and environmental sustainability.
Since 1997, Rawganique has been handcrafted leather-free, chemical-free vegan organic hemp bags and organic cotton bags.
We grow, weave, knit and sew each organic bag in-house at the Rawganique Atelier in Europe so that each of our handcrafted bags can be as pure and environmentally sustainable as possible.
Rawganique is one of the world's foremost supplies of premium organic hemp ropes, organic flax linen ropes, organic hemp twines, organic cotton fabrics, plus organic hemp fibers, all grown and made without GMO, pesticides, or other chemicals and toxins. All sweatshop-free. We can supply any need big and small for organic fibers, twines, ropes, and fabrics. We offer trade discount for quantity purchase. For big quantities, we offer FOB pricing direct from the Rawganique Atelier in Europe. We have supplied many movie and TV sets and martial arts and furniture studio with our premium organic raw materials. Our hemp ropes are super soft and smooth and skin-friendly: hence, they are extremely popular for bondage and Japanese Hibari. Our hemp ropes are also great for all-around garden uses, as insulation for log walls, plus making of vegan organic hemp toys, hammocks, and accessories.
Historically, hemp ropes have always been legendary for their strength and weather resistance. Any navy worth its name needed a constant supply of good-quality hemp ropes and hemp canvas sails to be able to cross seas and oceans successfully. More recently, thanks to their skin-friendly softness and purity, hemp ropes have experienced a huge renaissance for use in toys, furniture, bondage, and Japanese martial arts and Shibari.
The finest quality 100% organic European hemp beading twines, hemp braided cords, and hemp webbing. Made in-house at the Rawganique Atelier in Europe for true purity and environmental sustainability. We grow, process, twist, weave, and braid organic raw h hemp materials. Since 1997, our customers have created amazing works of art with our organic raw materials. Organic hemp twines are available in dyed and undyed, vegan potato waxed and unwaxed, as well as natural beeswaxed.
Before chemicals were invented in the lab, humankind found myriad ways to keep clean with products from nature which came from plants, fruits, and flowers. These simple products were harmless, healthy, and completely natural. Sadly, we have progressed to becoming immune to the alarming chemicals that are found in soaps, shampoos, lotions, each with unpronounceable long names with dubious origins, all promoted in the name of beauty. Some of these chemicals are outright harmful to us and the environment. To us, because our skins, scalp and lungs can absorb these toxic chemicals (many of which are being banned in many states and in Europe and elsewhere), especially in the warm humid environment of the shower where our pores at and lungs are most susceptible to volatile chemical outgassing (from vinyl shower curtain) and chemical absorption through the skin.
The unfortunate truth is that the cosmetic industry is completely unregulated, to the detriment of consumers worldwide. Whichever company has the most resources and talent for advertising gets away with the ability to sell us chemicals wrapped in the name of beauty.
At Rawganique, we have always been averse to chemicals and toxins. We started asking questions about the necessity of chemicals in every products such as soap, shampoo, lotion, clothing, footwear, and bedding. We looked to history, our common human heritage, for solutions that do not involve chemicals. How did humankind get by without chemicals before the industrial revolution.
We started collecting recipes and know-how from research, reading, and visiting museums and antique stores. We put what we have learned into making simple one-ingredient bodycare products, made strictly from 100% organic plants, vegetables, and fruits.
Since 1997, Rawganique has offered simple organic bodycare products aimed at chemically sensitive people and people who prefer to live a chemical-free life.
Rawganique's Handmade Hemp Soaps are made in small batches, using the finest food-grade organic natural ingredients. Many customers who experience severe allergic reactions to common chemical ingredients in soap find that our organic hemp soaps are both effective and gentle and do not cause any of the reactions that MCS sufferers experience.
Our organic hemp soap contains no coloring (natto and spirulina are used as natural colors as well as antioxidant natural preservatives) and no artificial scents. No animal testing. No animal products.