Last month, we published the Holiday Sneak Peek blog and shopping guide, because we don’t want you frantically running around the mall to find a last-minute gift for the loved ones in your life! This month, we want to highlight a few more Via Seven items that make the perfect gift or stocking stuffer. We’re also incredibly excited to tell you about an important certification our products just received! Good things await!

First, Some Big News!

After months of product audits and inspections, filing paperwork, and a lot of waiting, we are proud to announce that all of our textiles now come with the highly-regarded OEKO-TEX® Certification. If you’re not familiar with this distinction, you’re not alone, but it is one of the most difficult certifications to attain in the textiles industry.

For some background, OEKO-TEX® certified products are tested for chemicals and substances such as pesticides, heavy metals such as lead and mercury, formaldehyde, carcinogenic dyes, and other chemicals that are known to be harmful to people and to the environment.

So, what’s the big deal? First, we’ll start with what it means for our products and how it makes us different from “the other guys.” While other Turkish towels may be labeled as organic, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the organic cotton isn’t later treated with harsh chemicals. These harsh chemicals not only harm the environment, but they can also be detrimental to health, especially if you’ve got allergies or sensitive skin.

With the OEKO-TEX® certification, our products undergo rigorous testing and analysis to ensure that regulated or prohibited substances are absent in Via Seven textiles. What’s more is that this isn’t just a one-time thing! In order to maintain our OEKO-TEX® certification, we undergo auditing and testing every year to ensure that the products you receive are up to the international OEKO-TEX® standards.

For us at Via Seven, OEKO-TEX® is more than a certification for our suppliers. It is part of our philosophy and our company story. We strongly believe in empowerment and putting women and children first. And since many of our products are made by women at fair wages, it is so important to us that they are not exposed to chemicals known to impact their health or their local environment. By making this a priority in our business, we believe that we can start a positive ripple effect that will impact the world for generations to come.

OEKO-TEX® and You!

Now that you know a bit more about OEKO-TEX® and how it ties in with who we are at Via Seven, let’s get to the fun stuff!

At the beginning of this blog, we mentioned that we don’t want you to be frazzled this holiday season. So in addition to our prior Holiday Sneak Peek, we want to highlight a few of our best-selling items from 2017 that make the perfect gift for the important people in your life.

For the Host(ess) with the Most(est)

If your holidays are anything like ours, your home is an absolute circus! (And we mean that in the most affectionate way!) People are coming and going, there always seems to be something on the stovetop or in the oven, and a good bottle of wine is always within reach. And we love it that way. If this describes you or someone you’re close with, then read on!

Food is integral to the Holiday season. With all that cooking, though, creates dishes. Lots of them and frequently. So, whether you’re drying dishes or just looking to add something new to your kitchen this season, all you need to do is reach for the Via Seven Gourmet Kitchen Towel set. Aside from fitting into just about every kitchen’s motif with the beige and white stripes, what makes these dish towels so great, especially during the holidays, is that they are quick to absorb and they dry super quick. That means that you (and your guests!) won’t be drying their hands off with sopping wet terrycloth hand towels in your kitchen this year.

And, if you’re looking for understated elegance, look no further than the Honeycomb Kitchen Towel set. Like the Gourmet Kitchen towel, this set goes with just about every style of kitchen decor. Made of 100% Turkish cotton and a Fair Trade product, the Honeycomb Kitchen Towel is quick to wipe up counters and hands, and they dry amazingly fast.

For the Holiday Baby

If you know someone with a newborn or who is expecting a new member of their family soon, Via Seven has just what you’re looking for. From the Starbright Peshtemal (available in pink, denim, and black) to the brand-new Happy Rain Muslin Swaddle, options for Baby abound. Both items are amazingly versatile, perfect for the family-on-go. The Happy Rain Muslin Swaddle is perfect as a sleep swaddle, nursing cover-up, or playmat, and its cute design will have baby fetching compliments on Day 1. Top that off with the OEKO-TEX® certification, and baby’s Mom will be thrilled that her little one won’t be wrapped up in something treated with chemicals.

Lastly, if you’re still not sure what to get that hard-to-shop-for person, take a peek at our Via Seven Gift Sets!

As a company, and as mothers, we have a strong desire to leave the world a better place than we found it. We hope that we can do our part in achieving that goal by providing our customers, and their children, with environmentally-friendly and socially-conscious textiles with the OEKO-TEX® certification that are safe, stylish, and super-soft!

Happy Holidays!