When you purchase from byTiMo.com, you are making a direct difference in another woman’s life.
This web shop is handled and operated by women that have been victims of difficult life circumstances, providing them with an opportunity into the working life.
The fashion industry are one of the most greedy and resource intensive industries there is, both considering people and natural resources. Even though we’ve always worked against this part of the industry, Tine still wanted to do something more.
So we created a social entrepreneurship, with help from Kirkens Bymisjon in Oslo (the Church City Mission), employing women from the local community that has been victims of difficult life circumstances. In every community there are people that have fallen out, and that struggle to get into the working life.
This form of circular economy, helps bring the global back to the local, and creates a more including society and give more people a chance to succeed in life.
We care about the animals giving us silk, wool and cotton, the farmers harvesting our raw materials, the employees at the factories making our garments and the people printing our fabrics. We work with a strict set of code of conduct and ethics, to make sure that everyone involved with our business is taken care of in the best possible way.
We believe in taking care of the people we work with!
Our factories have to take care of their workers, give them a decent living wage, and have proper working conditions and hours.
If a price is too cheap of a garment, we know someone is paid unfairly, and we go somewhere else. When printing and colouring our fabrics, the water is recycled, so that no coloured wastewater will pollute the rivers and drinking water in the villages and areas of our manufacturers.
We are passionate about quality!
We only work with long lasting materials and fabrics, and the tailoring of a garment should enhance its longevity. We work with the long trends, not the short ones, all in all we want to reduce the waste culture of our time by enhancing the life span of our products.
If we use leather in our products we make sure it is certified as a by-product from food production. Instead of the leather going to waste, it is used to create long lasting clothes.
byTiMo Loves Women
Two times per year we supply women in need with clothes.
We are currently working with women's homes and
In the Christmas time, we fill up several cars with christmas presents to those less fortunate, and hand them over to the poor house / work house in Oslo.