how are our garments sustainable?
what are sustainable garments?
A garment is considered sustainable if it doesn’t leave a carbon footprint when produced, worn, or after it is thrown away. It is usually made from eco-friendly materials such as organic ring-spun cotton or other biodegradable textiles, avoiding synthetics like nylon or polyester.
The sustainability of the garment is also conditioned by the way it was produced, with slower production models and fair trade being much better than the production model that Fast Fashion promotes. Slow Fashion focuses on this aspect of fashion, promoting sustainability in the industry, which is one of the most polluting activities in human history.
Overall, these garments are made with a mission in mind, reducing your carbon footprint and promoting a cleaner and more ethical planet, and that is what Slow Fashion is all about. Now that you know this, we are going to tell you what makes our garments eco-friendly.
on-demand production model
If you have read our other articles you may already be familiar with the term, if not, let us quickly explain it to you. The On-Demand production model is one that produces the garments when a customer orders them, without mass-producing a lot of clothes that may not even be sold and thrown away without even being worn once. This is the ultimate Slow Fashion production model, avoiding storage costs, overproduction, and many more environmental problems.
Well, this is basically the model we work with, and although our production partners have a small stock of items, this stock is just big enough to cover short-term orders, with the greatest respect for the environment and you the customer. When you order an item, the design you chose is directly printed on the item sustainably, which also lets you customize the design or text however you like it!
This is one of the biggest reasons our garments are sustainable, but it’s not the only one, we have many more contingent reasons why the items we offer are ethical and eco-friendly. So we shall review some of them next.
our production partners
Our sustainable fashion spirit is also shared with our production partners, the people that make our garments possible in the first place. They produce garments with respect for the environment, their workers, and you, the customer. At the time of this article, they are mainly Gildan and Stanley / Stella.
Gildan makes slow fashion and ethical fashion garments, they are internationally recognized and one of the best things about them is their transparency. Although Gildan wasn’t always like this, they have taken great steps to position themselves as one of the sustainable and affordable garment options. The only thing is that they don’t use organic ring-spun cotton yet, they use regular ring-spun cotton, which is still better than synthetic materials (that they sometimes still use) but not quite 100% sustainable. But this is done to make the garment more affordable, and they focus on the sustainability of their other production processes. You can check their sustainability page here, and their awards and recognitions here.
Stanley / Stella produces garments that especially focus on the environmental aspect, making sustainable, slow, and ethical fashion items. They use 100% organic ring-spun cotton, as well as recycled materials. They are also internationally recognized and awarded for their transparency, sustainability, and ethical treatment of their workers. You can check their sustainability page here, and their awards and recognitions here.
Finally, we have to remark the production partners that help us in printing our designs on these sustainable garments, using environmentally friendly materials and processes that take sustainability in mind. You can read more about this on our About Us page.
packaging & other small details
Finally, there are other small reasons on why our garments are sustainable and eco-friendly, many of them are just small details, but it doesn’t matter how small they are if they contribute to a cleaner planet. Having said this, here are other reasons on why our garments are sustainable:
- Our packaging is made from recycled materials, it would be a little bit hypocritical to sell 100% eco-friendly garments in non-ecological packaging. That’s why our packaging uses very few materials, and the materials it uses are recycled, minimizing the environmental footprint and reducing the use of resources.
- We are spreading awareness about Fast Fashion and promoting Slow Fashion, we have an entire blog talking about fashion and why the industry needs to change for the sake of our planet and its workers. This is the biggest action we are taking for sustainability, more transcendental than our own garments because as we always say, no one is going to support Slow Fashion if they don’t even know what it means.
- Our production partners deliver from many parts of the world, reducing the carbon footprint of shipping. This also reduces the time you will spend waiting for your item to arrive, and the best thing is that our production partners are opening new plants all over the world to improve their shipping and reduce their carbon footprint. We also have to mention that we have free shipping on all of our products, regardless of where you are from!
- We print designs with the latest sustainable technology, as we said before, all of our production partners have sustainability in mind, and the printing we use on our garments is no exception.
As you have now seen, every detail counts when it comes to sustainability, and we will always try to find new and innovative ways of reducing our carbon footprint in the future.
We hope you now know what makes our garments sustainable, if you want to know more about the subject, feel free to check the articles linked below, or just check out our blog, where we have tons of different interesting articles that you can check.
We are thrilled to teach people all around the world 🙂 Also, did you really know what Fast Fashion really is and its terrible consequences for the environment, the planet, the workers, society, and the economy? Do you know exactly what the Slow Fashion or Sustainable Fashion movement is? You should really take a look at these articles about this forgotten and unknown but very urgent and important subject, click here to read „Can Fashion Ever Be Sustainable?”, Sustainable Fashion, Ethical Fashion, Slow Fashion or Fast Fashion 101 | How It’s Destroying Our Planet because knowledge is one of the most powerful strengths you can have, while ignorance is your worst weakness.
We also have a big surprise for you! Because we want to give you the right to know us better, we have prepared a carefully dedicated About Us page where we will tell you who we are, what our mission is, what we do, a closer look at our team, and many more things! Do not miss this opportunity and click here to check it out. Also, we invite you to take a look at our Pinterest, where we will pin everyday sustainable fashion-related content, clothing designs, and other things that you will surely love!