Meaning and inspiration
The name NÜWA came from Chinese mythology. NÜWA was the goddess credited with creating humanity.
And humanity inspires us. The planet inspires us. At NÜWA we want to be more than a fashion brand.
We are human and care about the future of humankind. We have a mission to preserve our planet and to make a positive impact on the world.
From design to manufacture, NÜWA garments are 100% made in Portugal. That way, we can ensure fair, safe & clean workplace conditions for everyone.
Every NÜWA garment tells a story. The story of why we use that material and the story of who makes our clothes. We are 100% transparent.
You can be sure that when a NÜWA garment arrives at your home, its journey was defined by the smallest environmental footprint, and made proudly by people treated fairly and with respect.
Water is one of our most precious resources. With no water, there is no life. That’s why we have a purpose of saving as much water as we can and to help provide drinking water to those with limited access to it.
1% of our sales helps to provide clean water and sanitation systems in Africa, where the lack of quality water is the number 1 cause of most diseases. We want to help change that, contributing to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6 – to ensure water and sanitation for all by 2030.
The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 global goals established by the United Nations General Assembly, that aims to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address several challenges like poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.
By giving a second life to materials that were supposedly dead, we are contributing to the circular economy in the fashion industry, and consequently reducing the waste that goes to landfills.
We source for the best materials for you and the planet and proudly offer sustainable garments.
Transparency is one of our core values and be certified is one guarantee of quality and authenticity of our products.
Recycled Claim Standard (RCS certified)
We are RCS certified. The Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) is an international, voluntary standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of Recycled input and chain of custody. This means we are certified to produce 100% recycled clothes.
Organic Content Standart (OCS certified)
Our factory is certified by a third-party to produce 100% organic cotton clothes. OCS certifications allow for transparent, consistent and comprehensive independent evaluation and verification of organic material content claims on products.
We do not follow trends nor seasonal collections; we prefer timeless pieces that you can wear for years to come.
We have basic pieces that we personalize with new designs as an order comes in. That way, we do not have deadstock, having more efficient and sustainable management of our resources. We have a conscious production managing to reduce the waste that ends up in landfills.
Message from the team
The NÜWA team wants to thank you for being part of the family and for wanting to make a difference. Simple changes, like choosing wisely the clothes you use will help to protect the only planet we have. We proudly wear our t-shirt, and we hope you do too!