SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES

BRANDS MUST FULFILL 4 MAIN CRITERIA’S TO COME ON BOARD:

  1. ETHICALLY PRODUCED:
    1. No forced labour (within the entire supply chain)
    2. Fare wages (within the entire supply chain)
  2. GOOD QUALITY PRODUCTS
  3. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
    1. supporting and strengthening local communities by participating in educational outreach, teaching workshops, and sharing experiences and resources;
  4. TRANSPERENCY

IN ADDITION TO AT LEAST THREE OF THE FOLLOWING STANDARDS:

  • use of natural and more sustainable fibers, whether chemical-free (such as organically-grown cotton or hemp, which requires no pesticides), closed-process (Tencel instead of rayon), upcycled (recycled hemp fibers, batting made from recycled PET soda bottles), or surplus (also referred to as reclaimed, vintage deadstock, overstock, or mill-end);
  • manufactured locally;
  • responsible disposal of production waste;
  • produce custom and handmade designs to ensure uniqueness;
  • committed to ethical business practices, providing transparency about sourcing and manufacturing techniques;
  • must have a positive social and/or environmental impact;
  • carbon offsetting: companies who are actively reducing their carbon footprint;
  • certified by international bodies; GOTS, Oeko-Tex, Fair trade, SKAL etc
  • supporting local artisans by selling their work and paying fair wages;
  • funding sustainable projects.