Quality is the most important element of our production.
Without quality there is no sustainability. Quality denotes not just that something is made well, tough, etc. it means also that this item is timeless and has an aesthetic that speaks to you - something you end up loving. At .m o n k. we focus on quality in design, fabrication, construction, as well as quality of life. We work with artisans whose skills on the loom have been passed down through generations of their family and village kinsmen/women. Our sustainable cotton fabric is OEKO – TEX STANDARD 100 certified. Meaning our ponchos surpass the highest criteria of testing for harmful chemicals and synthetics. Our products are 100% hand-made, and 100% tested on the sands, in the water, and the salty air on our island of Santa Maria, in the Azores.