Sustainability in creating has many forms, and each independent Designer that showcases with us has found their own balance to design and create responsibly without compromising quality or style. We only feature products that fulfill at least 2 out of our 10 Design codes.
Fair-trade is a trading partnership based on respect [to people and environment], and transparency in communication that targets equity in global trading. Taking ethical measures to secure safer and fair working conditions that guarantee rights for workers and producers.
2. Eco- Friendly
Putting the environment first when designing and producing. By managing resources along the cycle such as fabric, water, and energy. Choosing earth-friendly materials that are either non-toxic and/or biodegradable and are better for people and the environment. These include both synthetic and natural materials, as long as their lifecycle’s impact is minimal.
Using natural organic materials over harmful synthetic materials has a lower impact on the environment due to their ability to; biodegrade faster and the substantially lower usage of water needed to create them. Organic production systems maintain soil fertility, reduce the use of toxic pesticides, minimize pollution, increase income for farmers, and provide a safer experience for the people making/wearing the clothes and leave less of a footprint behind at the end of their life cycle.
To support animal welfare and reduce the impact of animal agriculture. Vegan Products are 100% cruelty-free and are produced without the use of animal products, byproducts, or testing.
Hand-Made products are handcrafted by makers using ancient craft art forms and skills that are at risk of being lost. Hand-Made items require honest skill on the part of the maker. These techniques produce a high-quality product that will last longer. We support artisans who are creating using traditional crafts so we can share, and preserve an artisan's cultural heritage.
6. Collaborative work
We believe that collaboration is a leveraged plan to success and innovation. Creativity has many forms and we empower and support Designers to bring their beautiful minds together. To innovate and explore what their creative minds can bring to a shared table with other creatives and the world. Creating impact through Sharing knowledge, resources,ideas and skills to open a wider door of opportunities.
7. Slow fashion
In a world of mass-produced things, we support and promote slow fashion. Where designers create either on a pre-order basis, limited edition/quantity, or design using small scale production strategy. Leading to less stock, better control over products for the designer. A higher sense of uniqueness, and exclusivity for the consumer, and creating a waste-free system that reduces footprint and damage to the environment.
8. Innovative solutions
We believe that the future of innovation starts in an environment that is limitless. We encourage designers to go beyond the norm and push boundaries to create exceptional designs. We support Artists that thrive on finding unique sustainable design solutions. Such as inclusivity in design( Gender, Size, Race), versatility in usage, longevity in the life cycle of the product, and other creative approaches.
Moving towards a zero-waste and closed-loop vision. We promote creative sourcing of reusable, renewable, up-cycled, and recycled materials to create sustainable products that have a longer life cycle and reduce waste and junk in landfills.
10. Local Businesses
Producing and shopping locally to strengthen the local economy, create more job opportunities, and reduce environmental impact. By requiring less transportation and outsourcing, resulting in less traffic and air pollution.
The majority of our products are shipped directly from our Designers. Considering the environmental impact of shipping we try to simplify supply chains to save on air, water, acoustic, and oil pollution.