"Sustainability is about owning less by buying right."
– Sophia Roe
Producing new garments isn't sustainable, and we don't pretend that it is. We do, however, have a responsibility to understand and reduce our environmental impact. For us, sustainability is first and foremost about owning less by buying right. Our job, every day, is to make beautiful garments in a more responsible manner.
1% FOR THE PLANET
As a proud member of the 1% for the planet community, we are committed each year to contribute 1% of our annual revenue to non-profit organizations that are dedicated to protecting our beautiful planet, its ecosystems and its wildlife. Please visit their website here to learn more about how they work.
Every time we design a product, we always strive towards making it with as little environmental impact as possible, especially by using responsible, natural, and recycled fabrics, as the vast environmental impact of the production of each piece of clothing comes from the fabric. However, we are aware that any garment, no matter how it’s produced or which fabric we choose, always leaves behind a CO2 footprint. Therefore, we calculate the CO2 impact of each garment we produce throughout its production process by using the Higg Material Sustainability Index, right up to the point where we ship it to you, and by offsetting the equivalent amount, each garment represents a tangible way of combating climate change.
TRANSPARENCY & TRACEABILITY
You should have the right to know where and by whom your clothes are made. That’s also why on each piece of clothing, we openly share who’s the garment maker and who’s the fabric maker. We are very proud to work together with them and most of them havebeen our partners for years. We do, however, demand that they strictly follow our code of conduct – which is based on internationally agreed conventions,including but not limited to: The International Labour Organisation’s Declaration of the Fundamental Principles and Right at Work; The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights; and the UN Global Compact’s 10 Principles.
For us, every single design starts with the fabric. However, our fabrics also leave behind a huge environmental footprint, sometimes up to 80% of the entire environmental footprint of a garment. Therefore, we try very carefully to select the most environmentally friendly fabrics.