Our don'ts

When deciding what to do, we thought it would also be helpful to talk about what we are not doing   in order to help you to discern which are the most common greenwashing issues.

no targets for 2030

which can be achievable now. we are facing a climate breakout, we can’t wait to take action, we must rethink the boundaries and shake the foundations of the whole fashion industry now. Urgent and multi faced problems will not be solved as a long-term transition issue, we all should challenge the status quo.Some brands are setting future targets which could be solved right now just only to “talk” about sustainability but what to expect from companies founded by unconscious people.

 

no recycled polyester for everyday wear

as it releases microfibers to oceans as the virgin one which is causing a harmful impact in oceans provoking starvation in marine species. It is  more energy intensive to recycle PET into a fiber than to use organically produced natural fibers and it is degraded so after a 2 down cycles process. There is a lot we don’t  know about microplastic pollution so minimizing the shedding in the laundering process with a polyester bag  is a slow commitment taking into account the climatic urgency that we face.

no polyester thread

to ensure biodegradability and easy recycling of the whole product. Using synthetic polyester thread that  makes a monstrous hybrid product that  is avoidable and impossible to recycle.  The resulting yarn recycled  of such a mix is no longer biodegradable and so is unsuitable for value retention in biological cycles. We follow circular principles design so we use lyocell sewing thread and cotton for embroideries.  We think  blended fabrics can be needed for functionality, technical reasons or durability as happens with activewear or lingerie with elastane or technical sportswear, but they should be minimized to 5/10% to the global percentage in the product. 

no viscose, modal or bamboo fibres

they are from natural resources, but the process used to transform the wood into pulp use toxic solvents and those are not recovered in most of the factories in countries where wastewater standards are low. Besides  its pilling tendency make it a not durable fabric.These fibres most times are  contributing to the deforestation of ancient and endangered forests or leading to the loss of habitats. 

 

no dyes from low standars water managements

 Asian countries are notorious for dumping untreated wastewater into local streams and rivers. Nearly 20% of global wastewater is produced by the fashion industry[1].This is especially evident in the Asia-Pacific region, which accounts for over half of the global textile industry, driven by India and China. Poor oversight and  illegal wastewater dumping is the norm In China as Greenpeace has  revealed during the last ten years.The Indian environmental legislation is very stringent but poorly enforced.

OCS is “a sustainable cotton “

 Organic Cotton Standard have not certified the productionprocess of the fabric just the raw material, so a lot of
chemicals are used during phase of dyeing and finishing the fabric. It can be certified as organic even with a 5% of
organic content. The reason brands use this certification is because the price is so low if we compare with GOTS
certification, the one we use.

no organic cotton from water-scarce regions

Organic cotton is not sustainable if it depletes the world’s water resources. For example, most regions in 

India is water stressed so we  look for main fabrics in  rainfed   or no water-stress regions. Most brands’ decision selecting organic cotton is based on pricing but in  some fibers, the  origin is more important in terms of impact.That  is why traceability is one of our pillars. It is necessary to reduce fresh water usage in fabrics. We are committed to have in our permanent collection mainly styles made in low water consumption fibers, as organic linen or rainfed cotton.

no endorse brand-led index sustainability

Fast fashion retailers won’t be the ones to find solutions to end fast fashion. Its hidden  purpose is to set a slow down  pace  to change to circular fashion in order to continue  being highly profitable pushing governments to follow their standards. A good index  should include longevity, microfibre shedding and cycles of recliclability. We rely on organization as Greenpeace or Mistra Fashion.  

no leaving out less sustainable information

 We believe in radical honesty and are committed to avoid common marketing that emphasizes only the sustainable  actions and messages with simplistic highlights. Some “sustainable” brands offer not credible information because they rely on  incomplete information  or averages impact with the excuse to offer a simple language. We offer sustainability scores which are related  to our whole brand. We as a sustainable brand consider that honesty is to face by making explicit details that are relevant to the sustainability issue, as reduce impact, reduce usage water, reduce virgin materials, ensure high rates of utilizations, take actions urgently and transparency

 

our do´s

honesty

We propose radical honesty, avoiding biased overview of the multifaceted problem. 

Tracing  all raw material and manufacturing sites based on the  real origin.

We trust in organizations not led by the fashion companies.

Use our  physical and online media to build a conscious community. 

circular design

Using fabrics and trimming  sourced from renewable resources.

Designing for a long life in terms of timeless and durability.

Designing to make easier recycling. 

Setting circular design guidelines for every product. 

reduce impact water

Prioritizing  low water consumption fibers and  undyed materials. 

Avoiding water-scared regions sourcing sites.

Having  mainly styles made in Global Organic Textile Standard certified fabrics. 

Going to  localism in confrontation with globalisation.

Priorizating land transport in all production phases & delivery.

reduce virgin materials

Using natural recycled materials where we can achive minimuns

Combining  pre-order service with conventional  allow us not to have so much stock. 

Having  inputs from customers in order not to create unsold stock.

promote awareness

Helping the access to pre-owned clothing and  to build a limited wardrobe stapled 

Offering timeless  and design to last style to ensure high rates of utilization. 

take action now

Our achievements match with what we can afford now.