Alkena is based on a biodynamic silk farm located in the Sichuan province in southwest China. Alkena was the first biodynamic silk project in the world and is the first and only company in the world providing certified organic silk.

All of Alkena’s processes, including knitting, weaving, dyeing, printing and sewing are annually inspected and monitored for the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).

Alkena focuses on dyestuff quality and is environment-friendly. The Alkena dyeing mill utilizes Clariant reactive dyestuff free from heavy metals, toxin and AOX.

Organic silk cocoons originate from Alkena’s self-invested farms. Cocoons are reeled for filament by a long-term partner.  GOTS supervises and certifies all silk farms, reeling mill and garment workshops. The IMO certification includes organic mulberry leaves, organic silk cocoons and organic silk filament. The company is certified with Fair Trade.