Making ethical and sustainable clothes is at the foundation for everything we do. As we continue to learn and evolve, we think it's important to always share our current efforts and how they are making an impact. Take a look around!

 

 

 

Sustainable Ethical

There are a lot of hard-working people making our clothes. We believe they should be taken care of and only partner with vendors and manufactuers who agree.

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Sustainable Sustainable

We’re earths biggest fan. We consider the cost of a garment beyond its price tag and assess the environmental impact with every decision we make.

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Sustainable Responsible

The materials we use, and where they come from, matter. We take a holistic approach to our clothes, because even the smallest details can have a big impact.

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  • Traceability

    What are you really wearing? Because making just one garment involves so many steps and a lot of moving parts, companies can lose track of where their materials are sourced, and garments are actually made. Let’s get lost in the moment, not in the supply chain! We are proud to say our clothes are made locally in Los Angeles, and not all around the globe. We have worked hard to keep our production close, 10.3miles to be exact. This allows us to foster real relationships with our certified vendors and ensure their products and practices are aligned with our standards. Want to see how our clothes are made? Check out our blog HERE.

  • Ethically Made

    Behind the scenes, there are a lot of hardworking people in Los Angeles making our clothes. We believe every member of our team should be taken care of and we only partner with vendors and manufacturers who agree.Treating people with respect, providing fair wages and maintaining a safe working environment are important to us. We expect our partners to uphold all legal, social and ethical standards and recognize our Vendor Code of Ethics as a minimum. Together we can evolve beyond the minimum and work toward a truly sustainable and ethically made supply chain.


    Learn about our Vendor Code of Ethics HERE.

  • Slow Fashion

    Let’s take it slow…. Recognized for short lived and cheaply made apparel, fast fashion has a pretty bad rap for its social and environmental impacts. Sourcing, designing, and manufacturing clothes that consider the environment, people, longevity of wear, and recyclability is how we roll. By creating classic silhouettes, and season-less styles with versatility, we are into something long term.

  • SUSTAINABLE
  • Non-Toxic + Low Impact Dyes

    Not about toxic relationships? Same here. There are literally thousands of chemicals used in manufacturing apparel. Gross. What’s worse, most of these chemicals are harmful to you, the environment and the awesome people making your clothes. Because using these chemicals doesn’t seem to be good for anyone, we’ve kicked them to the curb and only use low impact and non-toxic dyes.

  • Circularity + Upcycling

    They say all good things come to an end, but should they? We like to keep the party going, especially with our clothes. We believe clothing that the life cycle of a garment should be circular, and the clothes we make today should be recycled into new resources that can be used in the future. Currently, we are using biodegradable, compostable, recycled and recyclable material to avoid waste. And, we’re just getting started! That’s why we are so excited for our Re-Stitch program, launching soon.


    Want a sneak peek to The Re-Stitch or questions on upcycling and circularity, send us an email:
    hello@thestandardstitch.com

  • Carbon Footprint

    Time flies, your clothes shouldn’t! Yep, carbon footprint is a thing, and we are not about sending our clothes all over the world to add to the CO2 problem. Did you know most of the environmental impact of fashion occurs before your clothes are even made? Yikes! We keep our friends close and efficiently manufacture within miles from each other. But wait, there’s more. After a garment is purchased, a large amount of carbon emissions is produced from how we care for our garment. Check out our FAQs page
    HERE, under Garment Care, for tips on how to treat your clothes and reduce your footprint.

  • Microplastics

    Shedding isn’t just for Fido; it’s for your clothes too.But your fur baby doesn’t hurt the environment like synthetic fabrics do (rhyme intended). Synthetic fabrics, like polyester, nylon and acrylic (all forms of plastic) shed tiny pieces called “micro plastics” when washed. These pieces are too small to be filtered out by washing machines, so some of these particles end up in our waterways and oceans. In the ocean, fish mistake this for food and eat it. And guess who eats fish….? That’s not the type of circularity we had in mind. While all fabrics shed, natural fabrics (think cotton) easily breakdown and biodegrade quickly, compared to synthetics. This means choosing natural fibers instead of synthetics is better for you and the environment.

  • RESPONSIBLE SOURCING
  • Recycled

    Let’s be tasteful, not wasteful. Did you know 20% of production fabric is thrown into the trash? A majority of this comes from the cutting process. That’s a lot of perfectly good fabric entering a landfill! We’re not into that. So, we use cotton fabric scraps from cutting waste to make new fabric. Considered a low impact fiber, recycled cotton uses less water, less energy and produces less CO2 emissions.

  • Compostable

    Nothing lasts forever, except plastic in a landfill… and most clothes are shipped in plastic bags. When single use plastics are thrown away, they take years to disintegrate, only to break down into tiny particles that pollute our soil and water. Good news, there is a better alternative! Under home and industrial compost conditions, our bags fully decompose, in only a few months, leaving no harmful residues behind - just like the peel of a fruit!

    We are earth’s biggest fan. So, if you have any questions about disposing your compost bag, email us: hello@thestandardstitch.com

  • Materials

    Go ahead, call us materialistic… We take a holistic approach to your clothes because even the smallest details matter. Everything attached to our clothes and used to ship them is made of recycled or organic material and printed with eco-friendly inks.  Our tags, labels and packaging are all recyclable, biodegradable or compostable - so you can be proud to be materialistic too!

  • Organic Cotton

    We choose to champion the 1% of globally produced cotton- organic! Grown without the use of toxic chemicals, organic cotton does not use pesticides, herbicides, or insecticides- protecting the health of farmers and the environment. Mostly rain fed, organic cotton conserves water, saves energy, and promotes soil health. When you choose to wear organic, your purchasing power can help grow the market, setting new Standards for farming practices that are healthy for all. It’s a Win-Win!