Actions We're Taking
INVEST IN THE BEST
Pieces designed with care and crafted with the best materials are made to last. Finding your uniform isn’t just about style, it’s about finding what works for your lifestyle and sticking to it, so you waste less and wear more.
We take great care to build and maintain relationships with fair factories across the globe. Our shoes are always made in Italy, because true craftsmanship never compromises quality. We work with a women’s cooperative in Peru for our textiles, because we believe in building up and empowering communities of women. And we produce locally when we can, making our candles, ceramics, and basic knits right here in Los Angeles.
When in doubt, turn to the natural world. Shop farmer’s markets, buy what’s in season, and support clean beauty brands that use sustainably grown plants and flowers that are good for you and the planet.
Changes We're Making
FOCUS ON TRANSPARENCY
We’re passionate about taking steps towards being more sustainable and socially responsible. We’ve looked to companies leading the way, like Patagonia, Allbirds, and Eileen Fisher, taking notes, and exploring options of our own. Responsibility begins with awareness and accountability. At the start of 2020, we began implementing a social compliance audit of our factories to confirm that their practices align with the standard code of conduct for ethical trade and labor.
REUSE & RECYCLE
In 2020, we launched our first collection of recycled knits. The Eco Group collection consisted of a crewneck, t-shirt, sweatpant, and dress, all of which were made from 100% recycled polyamide (a material that comes from the waste of making other yarns and fabrics). Living sustainably extends to every choice and purchase we make. We’re always working to reduce single-use plastic in our daily lives, and that change begins at home. This year, we also introduced an eco collection of homewares that includes produce bags and bowl covers, because we know that the small-scale changes have the power to make the largest impact. But we’re just getting started. Every season going forward, we’ll be unveiling a sustainable collection that utilizes recycled materials and fabrics (such as best-selling styles redesigned with undyed yarn), working towards our ultimate goal of making each practice and launch more sustainably-minded than the last.
Designing and implementing sustainable packaging has been an ongoing priority for our team. This spring, we’re introducing new shipping boxes for our shoes. Instead of shipping a shoe box inside of a larger package, our shoe boxes will be shippable themselves. While we continue to develop sustainable shipping boxes for the rest of our collection, we’ve also started using recycled poly bags for each shipment to eliminate single-use plastic in our shipping practices.
IMPACTFUL EVENTS & PARTNERSHIPS
Taking a stand for slow fashion means cultivating an environment that supports sustainability. We believe in less-is-more and uniform simplicity, which is why we create quality pieces designed to last. From mule repair events and sweater care workshops to specialized in-store experiences like consultations with experts from the luxury consignment brand The Real Real, we are always thinking of new ways to promote longevity, recycling, and the circular fashion economy.
We have relationships with charitable organizations like Baby2Baby, Girls Inc., HEART, and the National Resource Defense Council, and will continue to work with groups we believe are making a difference. Future initiatives are also in the works: our clean beauty line is in the making, and we plan to partner with an eco-conscious organization to ensure that with every unit sold, we’re investing in the environment in an impactful way.