Garment Composition

From the fabrics to the buttons and labels, most materials we use are biodegradable, undyed or certified. Sometimes all three. Clothes shouldn't harm the planet, or pile up at landfills. We provide a full breakdown of your garment's components in our shop pages.

Supply Chain

We reduced plastic throughout our supply chain. Your orders arrive in 100% recyclable and compostable packaging, much of which was already recycled. Suppliers often rely on plastic packaging, and we are actively urging them to make improvements.

Local Focus

100% of our garments are stitched in São Paulo, Brazil, and most of our materials are sourced from Brazilian factories. This helps support the local economy and reduce our carbon footprint.Our shop pages contain provenance details for each item.

Causes We Care About

We leverage our platform to back communities and causes we care about. The women of the Sateré Mawé tribe trade crafts to fund their livelihoods. We hope to support and highlight their work by gifting our first 50 customers a bracelet they made from Amazonian açaí seeds. 

Protect Our Forests

The Amazon generates c.20% of the world’s oxygen, is home to over 40,000 plant species and 1 in 10 animal species. We rely on the forest for our oxygen, our biodiversity and the future of our planet. Deforestation is a fact. We help keep our forests alive by planting 1 tree for each order.

Wear Longer

These aren’t your kids’ section finds or shrunken versions from fast fashion retailers. These are Petite-only designs. Just for you. Clothes designed to be loved, worn, and worn again. Timeless, quality. Garments are on average only worn 7 times. Increased wear per garment is  sustainable consumption.


Materials Matter

Clothes grow from bud to body. Materials impact the water required for farming, the energy and waste from production, the longevity of wear, and the ability to compost or recycle at end-of-life. Let's chat materials we love, and why.


A natural, biodegradable fibre that is breathable, absorbent and strong. It can be easily recycled, composted and made into a range of garments from jeans to t-shirts. Upwards of 250 million people depend on the production of cotton for their livelihoods. Our cotton is BCI-certified, which ensures the cotton has been cultivated in a way that minimizes the water required for growth, limits the use of harmful pesticides, prioritises the health of the soil, promotes fair labour conditions and the eradication of forced or child labour in the agriculture. At Piccoli, our fabric selection criteria carefully analyses certification and provenance to support fair labour and ecologically sustainable farming.


Derived from the flax plant, linen is a natural, biodegradable fibre that is highly durable and fresh to the touch. It is ideal for hot summer days and balmy evenings by the beach. As flax can be grown in poor soil not otherwise used for food production and requiring significantly less water, energy and pesticides than cotton, it is one of the most sustainable materials available. It can be composted, recycled and reused at end-of-life. We prioritise organic linen with certificates such as European Flax, which guarantees no irrigation used for the crops, efficient farming practices with a low use of pesticides, no waste from production and fair labour conditions throughout. 


A fibre made from renewable cellulose soft-wood crop, viscose is a man-made alternative to silk with a relatively low water and energy consumption at production. It is a comfortable, breathable fabric that is also biodegradable. At Piccoli, we use sustainable viscose with certification such as FSC ensuring that the trees used, of which a large part are eucalyptus, are reforested. Certificates such as OEKO-TEX also ensure that the fibres are free from harmful chemicals.


The Modal produced by Lenzig is a high quality, durable fibre that is soft to the touch and biodegradable. It is produced from sustainably-harvested, PEFC certified forests and employs an eco-friendly bleaching process that reduces the use of harmful chemicals. Lenzig is an Austrian company that produces sustainable alternatives to traditional viscose, modal or rayon, which are made from plant pulp but require significant water, energy and chemicals for production.


Silk is a protein fibre spun by silkworms, rendering it renewable, biodegradable and compostable. Silk requires minimal land, water and resources for production, and has a lower consumption of pesticides than cotton. Of note, silk production does involve boiling the silkworms before the moths are able to evacuate their cocoons, leading to some animal rights controversies. "Peace Silk" allows the moths to emerge, but we have not found a viable version of it to date.


Wool is biodegradable, warm, breathable, highly versatile and soft. Our wool undergoes minimal chemical processing, with no dyes, making it a very sustainable fabric. Wool has antibacterial properties so it does not require frequent washing, is water repellent and fire resistant. Our wool is sourced from a farm in Southern Brazil, where the animals are given space and treated ethically. Some of our wool comes from naturally coloured (e.g. black or grey) sheep.

Corozo Seeds

Corozo is derived from the nut of the Tagua Palm, a tree which grows in Central American rainforests. The corozo used for our buttons comes from Ecuador, and is produced from nuts which fall naturally from their trees, requiring no human harvesting. The nuts used for the production of the buttons are known as 'vegetable ivory' for their strength, durability and appearance, and are a by-product of the cultivation of the Tagua fruits for foodstuffs.

Coconut Shells

Our coconut shells buttons are made from upcycled coconut shells from the production of coconut water. They are a natural, biodegradable material, that is cut and shaped into buttons. As a natural material, the buttons are very sustainable, similar to wooden alternatives. Coconuts grow naturally across the coast of Brazil, and our supplier sources their buttons from a range of national coconut farms, reutilizing as much wasted coconut shells as possible.

Mother of Pearl

Sourced from marine molluscs, such as oysters and mussels. Often the shells are discarded during the food production process but upcycled shells can be used to produce buttons which are lustrous, durable and gorgeous. Our buttons are made of natural mother of pearl sourced in Brazil.

Social Responsibility

From The Heart

Our sizes are small but our heart is huge. We are proudly designed, born and crafted in Brazil. We believe in supporting the local economy and highlighting the wonderful craftsmanship and raw materials of our country. We source locally, we stitch locally. And we scour the country to find incredible projects, communities and crafts to share with you.

Where are we active

Sateré Mawé

The people of Sateré Mawé are indigenous to the lower region of the Amazon river, deep in the Brazilian rainforests. They are credited with the original cultivation of the guaraná fruit, a plant commonly used in Brazil for the production of drinks, and now known world-over for its energy-boosting wellbeing properties. In addition to the cultivation of guaraná, they have long collected seeds from a range of trees found on the soils of the Amazonian rainforests, including puca, morotó, açaí, corozo (known in Brazil as jarina), tento, caramuri, tucumã and muru-muru, for the production of artisanal crafts. The women of Sateré Mawé founded the Association of Indigenous Women of Sateré Mawé (AMISM) in 1992 to champion their craft and turn it into a viable, sustainable form of income. Since then, they have sold handmade jewellery at trade fairs, events and in the town of Manaus to support and fund their livelihoods. Their work is a beautiful, natural piece of Brazilian craftsmanship. We committed to gifting their bracelets to our first 50 customers. These are produced primarily with the açaí seeds.

To learn more, please refer to their Instagram page (@amism_sateremawe) or reach out for more information.


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