We believe in pure, unspoiled nature right from the moment we select our raw materials.
Over forty years ago, a mom named Imma Sautter from a small town in Germany was inspired to create a washable diaper system made of only organic raw natural materials. She and her husband named their natural textile company Disana, after “Dieter and Imma Sautter Naturtextilien.” A pioneer back then, today Disana is a world-wide leader in the purest, ecologically-friendly diapers and clothing for babies and children.
Dieter Sautter was a knitting specialist who had been hired by two families to help create a tie-on knitted diaper. He and his wife tested several prototypes trying them out on their own baby until they got it just right. Wanting to start a home-based textile business, they took this opportunity and became the producers of likely the world’s first mass-produced tie-on knitted diaper. After a few successful years on the market, the families decided to move on to other endeavors and Dieter and Imma lost their one client. This is when Imma decided to create their own label and Disana was born.
Disana’s reputation grew by word of mouth. Midwives and doctors saw that the breathable properties of cotton and wool were ideal for babies’ skin and started to recommend Disana’s diaper system to parents. As time passed, Imma and Dieter slowly expanded their product line always ensuring that each item was of the highest quality. Now Disana is run by their children, Aiga and Elmar Sautter, and the commitment to the highest environmental and socially ethical standards continues.
Not just Natural … Pure. Natural fabrics are healthier for babies and children, but organic is the healthiest. Disana uses certified organic cotton and certified organic Merino wool. Both are certified to the European Union Guidelines for Organic Farming.
Beyond Organic, Twice Over. Disana was one of the very first companies in the world to have its products certified BEST by the International Association of Natural Textile Industry (IVN) and GOTS, Grade 1 (the Global Organic Textile Standard). Although IVN’s BEST label’s guidelines are somewhat more stringent than GOTS, both standards are recognized as the strictest in the world for the manufacturing of organic textiles.
Exquisite Quality. At Disana, centuries-old handicraft skills meet modern machinery to bring beautifully-constructed innovative clothing for your child. Almost all their products are made in-house in their factory in Lichtenstein, Germany. On-site production not only guarantees their products’ unparalleled quality, it enables them to incorporate their customers’ ideas and suggestions so that their products are truly tailored for children.
A Heart-Centered Company. The care Disana takes in creating its products extends to all aspects of this family-run company. Disana has the utmost appreciation for its employees and honors them by creating a work environment that promotes a healthy work-life balance. And they don’t just take care of their own. Disana donates their clothes to Casa de Acogida Mantay, a sanctuary in Cusco, Peru for unwanted pregnant girls. Read more here.
Visionaries. Textile manufacturing is one of the most chemically-intensive processes dumping unbelievable amounts of toxins that degrade the environment and endanger the lives of workers. It is also associated with appalling labor practices that often go unseen. Disana’s founders wanted to change this and are proud to be one of the founding members of IVN, an organization committed to promoting textile manufacturing standards that respect the environment, the workers and the consumer.