FROM SECOND HAND TO FAIR fashion
In former times, the TRANQUILLO was still a small shop in the new town of Dresden, where you could find cheerful little things from all over the world, colourful fleece jackets and long velvet robes. You could also search for unusual items that were waiting on the poles for their new owner. In the TRANQUILLO you always found not only special clothes but also all kinds of little things to give to your friends. Whoever came near the shop, could smell it from afar. Because in the front area of the shop, countless incense sticks were lined up, so that one felt a little bit like in an oriental bazaar.
That was nice! But it was going to be different somehow. It should remain colourful and fair too. But maybe one day you could even produce your own clothes fairly from ecologically sensible materials? These thoughts drove Christian Amthor and Michael Kremer, who have been running TRANQUILLO together since 2003. The two could hardly be more different, but they are united by their enthusiasm for bringing ideas forward - and both often look at "things that have always been like this" with a wink. Once Christian and Micha have set their minds to something, the goal is clear - but the path can be made colourful - TRANQUILLO.
Interior and colourful organic fair trade fashion
Meanwhile we operate nine shops. Our furniture sales and an online shop in which almost exclusively our own lifestyle and fashion collections can be found. For our fashion we mainly use organic cotton which is much more resource-efficient in production than conventionally grown cotton. Furthermore, the majority of TRANQUILLO favourite items are certified with the GOTS seal. The GOTS standard ensures safety and hygiene conditions in the production facilities, ensures compliance with social criteria such as fair wages and defines environmental requirements along the entire production chain. We have also been able to gradually expand our lifestyle range to include products made from GOTS-certified organic cotton. Our carpets have been awarded the Goodweave label.
We also supply our products to other retailers, who use them to expand their range. This development makes us happy and drives us forward. We are particularly proud that we ourselves as a company have also received GOTS certification. We can thus show that the production chain, starting with our equally certified manufacturers and ending with us in Germany, is complete and that sustainability aspects are taken into account comprehensively.
We are proud of the fact that over the years we have succeeded in establishing a long-term orientation and a trust-based cooperation. With our partners abroad it now almost feels like a big family reunion when we are on site!
And of course, the feedback from our customers regularly provides joy and motivation! We have the impression that together we are developing towards a more environmentally conscious lifestyle - this builds us up and is always pointing the way for our decisions