LangerChen is demonstrative proof that “Made in China” fashion need not be synonymous with mass-produced wares stemming from poor working conditions. In fact, LangerChen has been dedicated to reaching its goal of establishing an environmentally friendly and a fair textile production facility in China. In 2009, Miranda Chen and Philipp Langer took the first step towards realizing this goal founding the Jiecco textile plant just outside of Shanghai. Their passion for fashion and expertise in creating materials is the common thread on which the pair founded LangerChen five years later.
Now, at the Jiecco facility, the entire LangerChen collection is produced—from materials to the finished garment. The GOTS-certified facility has been specialized in the production of sustainably produced fashion since its founding and is a leader in fair manufacturing practices and good working conditions in China.
SUSTAINABILITY – Taking care of our planet’s resources is something we are very serious about – and about minimizing our carbon footprint. When selecting our materials, we exclusively use organic cotton, eco-wool, Tencel, organic linen and recycled polyester.
FUNCTIONALITY – As we produce nearly all of our materials ourselves, we are able to ensure that optimum feel and appearance harmonize with maximum functionality. Thanks to unique weaves, special membranes and always selecting the right materials, our coats provide maximum warmth on cold winter days, protect wearers from rain, keep cold wind at bay and are the perfect companion no matter the occasion.
FAIRNESS – Our goal is to be a leading example that the fashion industry can also be fair. We manufacture our articles at our own facilities in China, are on a first name basis with each and every one of our employees and pay a fair wage. At our Jiecco production facility, we strive to create good working conditions, do our part to educate our workforce on the importance of being good stewards to the environment and provide daily transportation to work and back. We are a family-run business with many long-time employees.