ETHICS & SUSTAINABILITY
A PERSONAL TOUCH TO EVERY GARMENT
We personally hand screen print all our garments in our UK based screen printing studio. This gives us the ability to keep quality at the forefront; meaning every garment is personally checked before it gets sent out. This also allows us to keep on top of chemical use and gives us the opportunity to use the most eco friendly inks on the market today!
For more information on our screen printing techniques please visit the studio website where you will find collections of photos, videos and tutorials.
Although we hand print all our designs in house, we do outsource the pre-made garments from external suppliers. We have searched far and wide to find the best fabrics and cuts that are both stylish but also environmentally friendly and ethically sourced. The majority of our garments are made by 'Stanly & Stella' clothes manufacturer.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR SUPPLIER
We are demanding because we want to bring a product that is both different and can last long time. Quality is a major point in our daily work.
Sustainability is about acting according to your beliefs. About treating your workforce and every living being around you with the respect they deserve. About preserving and managing your immediate environment in a way that means it can continue to flourish for generations to come.
Nothing to hide.
Since our beginnings, a little more than 4 years ago, we have already noticed big changes and evolution from our suppliers, but also for us and our customers, meaning ways of thinking and acting are changing in many ways.
Affiliation meaning real commitment.
To help us in that mission, we have decided to become members of the Fairwear Foundation. Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) is an independent, nonprofit organisation that works with companies and factories to improve labour conditions for textile and garment workers. FWF keeps track of the improvements made by the companies it works with. And through sharing expertise, social dialogue and strengthening industrial relations, FWF increases the effectiveness of the efforts made by companies.
Stanley & Stella was conceived from a belief that the textiles industry has to start acting a lot more responsibly. From raw materials to the finished product, shipping, marketing, we are sustainable.
We are committed to genuine sustainability right through our supply chain, starting with raw materials where we only use organic cotton, wool, tencel, modal or recycled polyester.
By using organic cotton we drastically reduce the use of water. We allow crop rotations, and biodiversity. There’s no use of GMO’s and the result is also a softer cotton that you can directly feel on your skin when you wear it. By using the other fabrics we also take part in the recycling process and also take part in the preservation of the nature.
We are certified and we engage ourselves.
To verify and to be sure that the whole production chain is sustainable, we are committed and certified by different labels like GOTS, OCS Blended, OCS 100, Oeko tex. In June 2014 we joined www.canopystyle.org to protect endangered forests.
See the Stanley & Stella Policy for wooden fibres.
From fibre sourcing to distribution of the finished products, we scrutinise every process and every supplier for sustainability.