What is sustainable fashion? The words "sustainable" and "fashion" actually contradict each other because fashion is something that is constantly changing. And with constant change comes more resource consumption and more waste, which is the polar opposite of sustainable.
At Art Of Uniformity®, we understand that not every business or every person can operate or live in a perfectly sustainable way, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn't aspire to. It does make a difference, and here are the ways our brand is taking the initiative to be more sustainable:
- We upcycle garments. Upcycling means taking a product that already exists and transforming it into something new. Many of our artwear styles are made using upcycled uniforms.
- We don't produce large amounts of inventory. When brands produce too much inventory, often much more than they can sell through, the unsold garments have to be heavily marked down, liquidated and yes, most often sent to landfills. We avoid this waste by producing in small batches and offering preorder or made to order services.
- We produce and/or finish many of our garments domestically in Los Angeles, CA. Its important to consider the fossil fuel consumption involved when importing products from overseas. Not only does it reduce our carbon footprint to do things locally, it encourages growth in our own economy as well as ensuring fair labor practices.
If you have any questions regarding our sustainability efforts, please don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.