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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

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General questions and answers

CHARLE - premium haberdashery develop and produce elastic and inelastic ribbons from renewable raw materials.

We use organic cotton for the non-elastic ribbons and for the elastic ribbons we use organic cotton and natural rubber.

The price range goes from 0.18 EUR to 5.80 EUR per meter.

You can get each ribbon from us from 1m MOQ in our online shop at

You can buy all ribbons in our online shop or from our distribution partners.

Small quantities up to 100m are usually available immediately. You can find the delivery details, also for large quantities, for each item in our online shop at .

In principle, yes.
There are occasionally restrictions for different regions.
You can find an overview in our online shop under „Shipping and payment information“. If your country of delivery is not listed, simply ask us directly by email:

The ribbons are currently shipped from Berlin.

The shipping costs depend on the volume, weight and delivery location of your order. As soon as you add something to the shopping basket, you can see the shipping methods and costs for the current shopping basket contents in the shipping costs calculation. You can find the details in our online store at

We are very happy to hear this.
To do so, please open a customer account on the registration page (Create new customer account) and send us a proof of your business activity (trade certificate) via e-mail to
Please note: Only after our manual activation - you will receive an email - you will see the retailer prices and can buy at retailer conditions.

No. The prices and MOQ are so low that, in our view, a student can afford them. For research projects, please contact us at

Yes. The minimum purchase per colour and ribbon 20,000 running metres.

No, we do not currently offer this service.

Yes. Tests in a worm farm have shown that the ribbons are biodegradable within 6-8 weeks in an optimal natural environment.

Our ribbons are not yet certified, only the individual components. The organic cotton is GOTS and the natural rubber is REACH and Ökotex 100 PK I certified. They also comply with the EU toy standard EN 71-3 and EN 71-12.

Optimal storage is in a dry place at 20 degrees Celsius and protected from light.

We have not tested them in very cold conditions (below minus 15 degrees) yet. They can withstand sunlight very well but it should not be continuous without interruption.

We recommend a maximum of 40 degrees, for the sake of the environment. As a rule, laundry does not need to be washed hotter than that. However, the ribbons can also withstand washing temperatures of 95 degrees Celsius. Even a steam steriliser will not harm them.

Yes, due to the cotton component, the ribbons shrink between %5 and %10.

Of course. Our customers have had very good experiences with vegetable dyes but also biochemical dyes.

Yes, there are differences. The elasticity is stated for each ribbon in our product description. We always recommend that you carry out tests on your own products.

To get a good overview of our product range, we offer sample books. These contain grip samples of all ribbons plus information.

Questions and answers about ingredients

No. This vulcanisation accelerator is not used in the production of our natural rubber threads.

No. This vulcanisation accelerator is not used in the production of our natural rubber threads.

No. The protein is not used in the production of our natural rubber threads. An important note for our vegan customers.

Yes. Production without this vulcanisation accelerator would theoretically be possible from a minimum purchase quantity more than 20 tons.

No. Neither in the production of the cotton yarn nor in the processing of our rubber are optical brighteners used.