Sustainable fashion requires sustainable fabric. In both categories of natural and manmade textiles, some fibers are greener than others. Here is a list of the ones we use, the ones we don't and why.
Design and the environment are more than a passion of mine. After 15 years in the fashion industry, I wanted to part ways with unsustainable textiles and practices as well as unethical ones, but not with style. I wanted to work for a brand I wholeheartedly believed in. When I couldn’t find one that represented me aesthetically as a woman and my beliefs, I started my own.
The goals I’ve set for the company’s future are ambitious, but achievable.
1. Not only support local jobs, but create new living wage jobs, and a job training/placement program for survivors of human trafficking and domestic abuse.
2. Manufacture every product in our own clean energy, carbon neutral facility.
3. Practice a strict Zero Waste Policy. Any waste we generate is recycled or up-cycled into new products. Not a single stitch enters a landfill.
4. Work with our textile partners and laboratories to develop new sustainable fabrics that push the envelope in design and application.
5. Donate all of our net profit to environmental and social causes.
And when it comes to quality, we don’t compromise. Every style I design is first made in my size for testing. If it isn’t flattering, comfortable and durable enough we won’t make it.