Are We a Sustainable Company ?
NO : We are in the clothing business and how much as some companies or we would like to claim to be sustainable it's hard to be such a company in the current state of the business we are in.
We do try everything possible to be Responsible with a positive impact and do things the right way according to our standards and values .
This mostly contradicts today's culture of profit and financial succes , which is mostley gained true bottom line decision and No concern for Social or Environmental concerns.
We are always looking for better way's of :
- Production : We produce everything in Portugal and accessories in Poland in small factories where we are in close contact with the owners and employees . We do not overproduce garments to get better prices or margins . What was ordered get produced this way we don't end up with huge amounts of stock. Producing closer to home also reduces transport emissions.
- Fabrics : Are sourced from local suppliers from Europe ( Belgium , France , Italy , Germany ) and where we can , we go for organic or recycled fabrics . We are currently switching over all jersey and sweat qualities to organic or recycled cottons. A great deal of time is invested in this process . Again by sourcing localy we reduce transport emmisions .
- Packaging : Another big issue . Most retailers demand that products are shipped in plastic pollybags to protect the garments during transport , this however is a huge waste of plastic which has enormous consequences on the envoirement .Also here we are currently switching over to recycled poly bags and looking into bio degradable ones .
- Design : our process is to create pieces that are not bound by seasons or trends . So that every item you buy or bought will still be relevant today as it was last season or will be next season .
All these are baby steps , but important for us as a small company . We have never been to outspoken about these issues , as we don't wanna preach and there is still a lot of space for improvements , but never the less it's a big concern today , and we have to take some kinda action . As change start within yourself .