the feel-good kids´ brand
We are LMN3, the feel-good kids brand. Our name is inspired by a take on the word 'Elementary', because our products are modern, high-quality essentials that are designed to last. We create ethically made clothing and swimwear for kids aged 3-16.
We believe you should be able to dress your kids in a way that aligns with your values.
Dressing your kids can be expensive and time-consuming as they grow, so that's why our products are made to last. Each piece is built to withstand and work alongside their active lifestyle, designed to be passed down when they're outgrown.
The fashion industry - which includes children's clothing - is known for it's mistreatment of the natural environment and exploitation of workers.
That's why we didn't want to add to the problem, but instead be part of the solution.
In our collections, we only use low-impact materials, made from recycled, organic and natural fibres. Some examples you'll see are: organic cotton, lyocell, recycled polyester and regenerated nylon.
We have also banished all nasty chemicals from our process so the textiles are kind to your little one's skin.
At LMN3, you'll find zero pesticides, toxic dyes or hazardous substances - this is better for your kids and better for the water and soil.
We're also passionate about building slower, more conscious consumption habits, so we have just one core collection which evolves organically, avoiding overproduction and waste whilst encouraging thoughtful, intentional purchasing.
We will never claim to be 100% sustainable, because we know sustainability is a journey, and a learning process for us and for you. Instead, we make a pledge to take responsibility for our social and environmental footprint, always striving for more inclusivity and impact.
Sustainable fashion means so much more than just using eco-friendly materials - it’s stitched into the DNA of our entire brand, and we endeavour to help you navigate the landscape alongside us.
fabrics and yarns we use
According to the Fashion On Climate report, the fashion industry produces approximately 4% of all global greenhouse gas emissions...that's 2.1 billion tonnes! Around 70% of these emissions come from the production, preparation and processing of raw materials.
That's why developing a more sustainable approach to sourcing materials is so important for any fashion brand if we want to reduce fashion's impact on the planet. From organic cotton to ECONYL®, level up your knowledge about sustainable fashion by diving into this guide to the fabrics we use in our collections, and why.
For many of our tops, dresses and skirts, we decided to use GOTS certified organic cotton. The GOTS standard ensures that the cotton is not only grown in a way that honours the natural environment, but it also honours the hard-working farmers who grow it.
ECOTEC® is the innovative production process that creates new yarns upcycling the following:
-production waste from weaving and knitting companies (pre consumer);
-used clothing (post consumer);
All the products of this range guarantee the highest standards combined with the added value of sustainability. The process is totally certified and traceable.
Lyocell is the fabric we use to create some of our dresses and trousers in the collection. Lyocell is a plant-based fibre extracted from trees such as Eucalyptus or Bamboo. It is categorised as a 'man made cellulosic fibres' along with viscose and modal, because it is made by extracting and regenerating the cellulose from the plant. TENCEL is the brand name for the manufacturer that creates lyocell.
Recycled cotton is also known as upcycled cotton. It uses pre & post consumer waste and less virgin cotton. It also reduces the negative impacts of cotton farming like water consumption, CO2 emissions, intensive land use, and gives a new life to textile waste.
Cotton can be recycled from pre-consumer (post-industrial) and post-consumer cotton waste.
Pre-consumer waste comes from any excess material arising from the production of yarn, fabrics and textile products.
Post-consumer waste comes from discarded textile products.
what are the benefits of recycled cotton fabrics?
About 20,000 liters of water are needed to produce one kilogram of cotton, the equivalent of one T-shirt, and one pair of jeans, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
When you chose a recycled cotton fabric, you reduce the side effects of cotton farming on the envirnoment, you avoid textile waste to be disposed in landfills or to be incinerated, and you help circularity to become a reality in the textile industry.
where we produce
All of our products are designed by us in Vienna, including our original prints.
Then, each batch is ethically made in Portugal in certified factories, so you can be sure that the people making your kids' clothes are treated with respect and paid a fair wage in a safe and healthy working environment.
We make our knitwear in neighbouring Italy, keeping our supply chains as short as possible. We are working exclusively with those who share our values of paying fair living wages, treating workers with respect, and providing safe, comfortable working conditions.
Our eco-friendly packaging is environmentally friendly and printed with water-based inks. Its made of resistant kraft paper that is 100% recyclable and biodegradable
At Lmn3, we have always been responsible for our social and environmental footprint. We strive to create nature friendly products and continuously improve our knowledge and production practices