Sustainable conditions for timeless design
European manufacture, organic cotton and natural materials, handmade beds and down that is traceable, unadulterated, and ethically produced - some of the factors that create long-term, sustainable conditions for Mille Notti's stylish high-quality products.
"Our products are made ethically and in an environmentally friendly way", says William Wehtje, CEO.
Read on to find out more about Mille Notti’s commitment to sustainability, now and in the future.
When Mille Notti designs their range they constantly strive to create stylish, sustainable and high-quality products. The quality of the thread, the thread count, preparation and treatment - all add up to create a fantastic product that you can enjoy every day. Year after year.
"Our products cost a bit more but it's a real investment - both for you and for the environment as quality lasts longer. You'll be sleeping well for years to come", says William Wehtje, CEO and son of Mille Notti's founder Peder Wehtje.
SOPHISTICATED AND TIMELESS DESIGN
The family company Mille Notti – "a thousand nights" in Italian – was founded in 1991 and is the current Royal Purveyor. The key to success is a small and carefully selected range of high-quality materials combined with a sophisticated design that creates an enjoyable experience, every day.
"Even our designs are sustainable. Timeless, subtle colours that will blend in seamlessly with your home for years to come, no matter the season or your changing tastes."
What makes Mille Notti's producers sustainable? There are five factors.
Mille Notti's products are designed and developed in Sweden. The bed linen is then produced in Portugal and the rest of the production takes place in Europe.
"This ensures that production complies with European laws when it comes to chemicals, emissions and working conditions for employees. It also means that the products have a shorter journey our premises in north Östermalm in Stockholm, where we have our store and our warehouse", says William Wehtje.
NATURAL MATERIALS AND ORGANIC COTTON
Mille Notti's signature - exclusive, high-quality bed linen. The bed linen and other textiles are made of natural, unadulterated, high-quality material which feels wonderful against your skin.
"We spend a lot of time creating the perfect feeling. We create a recipe for each quality - everything from the type of thread, the fabric thread count and any preparation or treatment. Our strength is our knowledge, long years of experience, good relationships with our suppliers and a process where everyone collaborates from idea to finished product", says William Wehtje.
Fine-combed material with high thread count
All our satin and percale are woven from fine-combed cotton. This means that the cotton has been combed so that only the longest and strongest fibres remain. The bed linen is then woven with a high thread count. The result is durable bed linen that maintains its high quality and wonderful touch wash after wash.
GOTS certified organic percale
Many people associate Mille Notti with their classic white percale bed linen, which feels wonderfully cool and crisp. All our white percale is made of organic cotton. The cotton is certified by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), which guarantees that high ethical and environmental standards are met throughout the entire production chain.
"We've been making cotton percale bed linen for over 25 years and we supply bed linen to a range of high-class hotels around the world. It took several years to create our organic percale, because we made all of it ourselves - we've now achieved exactly the feeling we'd been striving for", says William Wehtje.
Organic terry bathrobes and towels
Even Mille Notti's wonderfully soft bathrobes and Fontana towels are made of GOTS certified cotton. They're made of ring-spun terry created from fine-combed, organic cotton yarn. Ring-spun means that the cotton strands have been twisted and thinned out so they are especially fine, strong and soft. The result is a fine terry fabric that retains its quality for a long time.
Linen has less of an impact on the environment
Linen is a new addition to Mille Notti's range. Bed linen Lino is made of 100% linen and was launched at the start of 2020.
"Genuine linen is durable and becomes softer the more you wash it. It ages beautifully", William Wehtje explains.
Linen is also an environmentally friendly option: Linen only grows in colder climates and does not need to be artificially watered. It doesn't need as much fertiliser or pesticides as the plant is not as vulnerable to weeds. The result is a reduced impact on the environment compared with other materials.
STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®
Mille Notti's products are marked with STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, which means they are free from harmful substances and safe for children and adults.
Mille Notti's beds are handmade, made to order and delivered to both private homes and to a wide range of first-class hotels around the world.
"The beds are as comfortable on the first night, as they are many years to come. We carefully select materials, components and bed manufacture so we can be sure that we're offering our customers a first-class experience", says William Wehtje.
The frame is made of pine that has been growing slowly in the forests of the north of Sweden - developing its strength and stability. The down comes from the leading Swedish supplier.
"Our beds are made in a little Swedish-owned factory in Poland. It's owned by friends of the family with whom we've had a long-standing association."
The hotels that install Mille Notti's benefit from an immediate return:
"We immediately receive higher customer scores for the quality of sleep, which makes us happy and proud of what we do."
THE DOWN – TRACEABLE, PURE AND ETHICALLY PRODUCED
Down pillows and duvets should be wonderfully soft and fluffy - but how do you choose durable down products? It can be a difficult part of selecting the best option.
Traceability is key: The manufacturer has to be able to account for where the down has come from.
"All Mille Notti's down products are made in Poland in a small factory with meticulous control of both quality and purchasing", says William Wehtje.
The down is European class 1 down and is bought from a slaughterhouse. This ensures that no live birds are plucked.
Poland is famous for its high-quality down. This is partly due to the Polish climate, which favours the development of down, combined with breeds of geese who produce plenty of quality down.
Mille Notti's founder Peder Wehtje – William’s father – travelled around Poland to source the best down.
"The family business he found was so small that they were largely unknown, but they stood for quality at all levels. We've been working with them for over ten years."
Mille Notti's down products are certified by IDFL (International Down and Feather Testing Laboratory), which guarantees that the down has not been plucked from live birds and that there has been no force feeding during their breeding.
Our down products are also marked with Asthma Allergy Nordic. This mark guarantees that the products are pure and anti-allergy: that they are made from down-dense fabrics and contain only down that has been washed thoroughly.
SUSTAINABLE TO THE VERY LAST DETAIL
Going forward, the issue of sustainability is one of the most important issue for Mille Notti's CEO William Wehtje. He has high ambitions; Mille Notti's products should be sustainable down to the very last detail.
"We're starting a large project where we have enlisted the help of an external expert to provide a detailed map our production. For example, the organic cotton we buy, exactly which cotton growers does it come from? How is the cotton transported to the factory and so on? At which factory are the zips on our duvets made? Considering these questions helps us ensure that our products are genuinely sustainable throughout the production process.”