Goal 1 No Poverty
- Only 4% of the cost of an article of clothing is actually returned to the worker who created it, leaving millions of people living in poverty.
→ When brands pay better, there is a ripple effect of the quality of life for the employee, their family, and their community. In order to be considered a living wage, it must be able to provide the employee with food, utilities, housing, healthcare, education, clothing, transportation, and savings. Our brands believe that everyone in the world deserves access to fundamental human rights, wouldn’t you agree?
Goal 5 Gender Equality
- 80% of the garment industry workers are female ages 18-25, and yet, the majority are working in the lowest-paid and most vulnerable positions.
→ What is more inspiring than an empowered woman? Our brands acknowledge and appreciate what a force females are in the fashion industry. Whether they are owned by women, run by women, or support women’s initiative, our brands do girl-power better.
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
- The aim of goal 10 is to create global inclusion for society, economics, and politics, regardless of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion, or economic status.
→ Diversity is beautiful, but you didn’t need us to tell you that. Our brands elevate and celebrate the uniqueness of both their employees and their consumers. One size doesn’t fit all, and we don’t want it to.
Goal 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth
- Over 152 million are forced into child labour all around the world.
→ Childhood is so precious, and our brands work to keep it that way. In today’s world, we can no longer turn a blind eye and pass off responsibility and accountability. Brands have to ensure that their entire supply chain is free from child labour. By shopping with our brands, you can be assured that no child workers were used at any point in the process of creating the products.
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
- Over the past 15 years, we have seen an explosion in the volume of clothing production. However, the time we spend actually wearing the clothing is significantly decreasing.
→ Our brands don’t encourage you to buy more; instead, they want you to buy better. Their products are of higher quality and are made to last, because someday your favorite pieces should be passed closet to closet, not in a landfill.
Goal 14: Life Below Water
- It takes around 93 billion cubic meters of water to produce textiles each year, which translates to about 4% of the global freshwater usage.
→ We can’t afford to continue to waste water during the fabrication process, not to mention the high levels of water pollution produced in the aftermath. Our brands work with a wide variety of alternative materials, such as organic cotton. This is such great news! Why? Materials like organic cotton not only reduce water consumption by 80% but also do not contain pesticides or insecticides, so no toxic chemicals contaminate the water supply. Water is one of the world’s most essential resources, and it’s about time we started treating it that way.
Goal 15: Life on Land
- 150 million trees are logged every year just for the fashion industry alone, which has a significant and negative impact on climate change.
→ Let’s be real; the fashion industry owes the Earth a big apology. Trees are vital to capturing the CO2 from the atmosphere (think of them as the Earth’s lungs!), and they continue to be destroyed to make materials like viscose. Our brands work with amazing innovative alternative materials that help reduce the amount of deforestation and protect biodiversity worldwide.
For more information about the UN Sustainable Development Goals, please visit their website!