Community and Environment
° We design & manufacture a portion of our collections in our own sustainable, fair-wage paying NYC factory. It is our mission to continue to grow this.
° We source locally first; 98% of our garments are made in the US, and over half of our fabrics are domestic.
° Supplying US clients with US production reduces our carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide footprint.
° We use green building infrastructures to minimize our waste, energy, and water usage (for example, we use LED lighting and Energy-Star rate appliances in our offices).
° We limit our inventories and waste, and clean with non-toxic products.
° We reduce, reuse, and recycle everything we can.
° Textile leftovers are donated to local fashion schools.
° Unused garments are donated to local students in need, Salvation Army, and Dress for Success.
° We are a 100% women-owned business. We encourage and employ women and minorities. We invest in our people by providing on-the-job training and growth opportunities.
° We provide internships that have been described as “life-changing,” where the intern is taken under the wing of a management staff and given a full immersion experience, encouraged to ask questions, and taught how to take things to the next level.
° We stay involved with the local fashion school community by mentoring students, giving speeches to classes, and facilitating fashion work placement.