The garment’s fabric, ribbing, and stitches, including thread. It’s probably the most important measurement when looking at a product's ecological impact.
The garment’s labels and tags. While not a substantial part of the overall garment they are usually created in bulk. We aim for upcycled, deadstock, or organic materials.
The amount of water used to produce the garment. By “recycled” we mean water that is used in a closed-loop production system that filters and reuses water.
Knowing why a garment costs what it does is an extremely important part in knowing your clothes. Our cost breakdown is meant to give you insight into how the business runs.
Cost percentage allocated to fabric.
Cost percentage allocated to the retailer. This is what pays for the store you bought this from to stay open. It pays the rent, bills, employee payroll, healthcare, etc.
Cost percentage allocated to ship this item to its location of sale (this can vary by country or method, calculation is an average).
Cost percentage that is allocated for buttons, rivets, clasps, etc. All the “hard” materials on the garment.
Cost percentage allocated to patches, labels, even the threads to connect the labels, or embossing on a patch.
Cost percentage allocated to the brand itself. This is what pays for the brand to continue operating. It pays for office leases, employee payroll, healthcare, photoshoots, etc.
Cost percentage allocated to the actual production of the garment itself, the human and machine labor, minus materials.
We don’t want to just break even, or make profits, we want to do good if we can. So whenever we are profitable with a product we will allocate this percentage of cost to our current charity partner.
Our suppliers are not only some of the most respected in their categories, they are our friends. They understand our mission and have all signed a Code of Conduct to commit to both high employee working standards and innovative sustainable practices. This is a crucial part of our mission.
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