the mills and factories we work with are committed to reducing the carbon footprint and improving working conditions.
PEOPLE MATTER: we consistently see the exploitation of cheap labor and the violation of workers’ rights. even worse: the workers are often the ones most affected by all this pollution from the industry.
CLEAN AIR MATTERS: with the apparel industry said to account for 10% of global carbon emissions, there is no reason not to go as green as possible.
CLEAN WATER MATTERS: around 20% of industrial water pollution in the world comes from the treatment and dyeing of textiles.
based in San Francisco and owned by local Rebecca Cahua, D.A.D. Sewing House is a nonprofit that trains and directly employs people with employment barriers, like homelessness, incarceration or mental health issues in the fashion trade, and looks to preserve the presence of domestic apparel manufacturing in the Bay Area.
located in the countryside of Portugal, this small factory has high labor standards and state-of-the-art sustainable manufacturing. WAT is an innovative provider of performance apparel geared towards technically demanding segments.
this incredible family owned and operated factory won us over with their quality and commitment to social, environmental and economic development. since they opened in 1988, the team there has grounded their business in ethical manufacturing and respectful treatment of employees, suppliers and environment. *sigh* we feel so lucky!
this family owned and operated factory in northern Portugal specializes in manufacturing apparel and accessories, and focuses on social issues and environmental impact. fun fact: A2 has a small organic farm on the property for staff meals.
all of this is to say: we are doing our best to do right by the planet, and the people on it. here’s what is extra-important to us — and the factories we work with.
we are committed to looking at our social and environmental impact on all levels. in addition to our manufacturing partners, the fabrics we choose also help support this initiative.