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01 ENVIRONMENTAL CONSCIOUSNESS

We are committed to changing the narrative around fashion and sustainability. Our practices have helped us reduce our carbon emissions, lessen water waste and energy use, and vastly minimize our consumption of new raw materials. We do this by:

Decreasing water consumption and pollution

We design our manufacturing process to minimize water usage and to be free of toxic chemicals. To lessen our environmental footprint, we work with low-impact dyes, use upcycled materials, and create our garments with organic, earth-friendly natural fibers. 

Limiting waste

We design timeless silhouettes to create quality garments that stand the test of time. We also breathe new life into the remnant fabric from our own production waste to create newly inspired goods. To support a responsible end-of-lifecycle design process, we recently launched our pre-loved shop Re-LAUDE to further promote circularity in fashion. 

Supporting Environmental Preservation

We partner with a farmer-led organization, Grow Ahead to offset our direct carbon footprint, and to offer our customers an eco-shipping option. Through this partnership, we’re able to support important agroforestry projects such as women-led reforestation in Brazil, and indigenous led eco-restoration in Mexico. In 2022 we planted over 5,000 trees and cash crops to support environmental resiliency. 

02 WOMEN-CENTERED IMPACT

Amplifying the voices, roles, and impact of women is central to the work we do.

If every woman employed by the fashion industry was empowered with fair wages and working conditions, we believe entire communities would be transformed.

Our ethical practices are a core part of our mission of supporting women-identifying individuals through safe working conditions, living wages, equal opportunities for advancement in the workplace, and representation in leadership.

We exist to provide opportunities for women and we’re proud to report that 100% of our  product volume is produced in woman-owned or co-owned facilities.

03 FAIR WAGES

We believe in a living wage which is the standard amount required in a certain location to afford adequate shelter, food, and other living necessities. The goal of a living wage is to allow employees to earn enough income for a satisfactory standard of living and prevent them from falling into poverty.

In most countries, including the U.S., the minimum legal wage remains well under a living wage and many full time workers are trapped in cycles of poverty. In the countries we work in, typical wages are only one-quarter to one-half of what a worker needs to support their life. We've set out to improve this.

04 SAFE + MEANINGFUL WORK ENVIRONMENTS

Our commitment to ethical supply chains means we work with vendors who are audited, certified and socially responsible. Each of our vendors is dedicated to empowering their female-identifying workforce, improving their environmental impact, and implementing ethical practices. As we continue to expand, we are actively working with many of our long-term partners to provide the resources and financial support needed to complete various certification processes.

05 HEIRLOOM QUALITY

We know that using better materials is better for the planet. We also know that the better the materials used, the longer the garment lasts, making it a piece that can be handed down for years to come.

In contrast, the conventional fashion industry produces 10% of all humanity's carbon emissions, is the second largest consumer of the world's water supply, and pollutes the oceans with microplastics from synthetic materials like polyester that can take centuries to biodegrade.

As a company, we're choosing to rewrite the future of the industry by using better, more Earth-friendly materials. Over the last four years, we have taken enormous environmental strides within our supply chain and committed to creating handmade, organic styles that are free from toxic chemicals and synthetic fibers.