These days, our industry is at a real crossroads and we are seeing big changes from big influential brands taking place that is shifting the course of our future for the better. If you too are worried about what impact your team is making, here are 5 ideas you can do to be a more sustainable office and get on board with the positive change.
1 | Upgrade to Reusable Everything
This one can be implemented right away. Stock up on reusable bottles and dishes for everyone in the office and stop wasting money on mounds of plastic trash.
2 | Cotton Business Cards
That’s right, Moo cards now offers upcycled cotton business cards. We recently made the switch from paper cards to these and are so glad we did! It immediately supports our goals as an ethical fashion company and feels and looks good too.
3 | Switch to Ethically Certified Factories
When you are working overseas, and even when you work domestically, you aren’t in the factory all the time to know if they operate at the standards they say. By working with an ethically certified you can rest assured that your factory is regularly audited by an outside auditing body with high standards to keep your supply chain accountable. Apply to get connected here.
4 | Create an Exit Plan for your Remnants
No matter how strategic you are with your pattern cutting you will inevitably still have remnants left over when you’re done. Enter FABSCRAP, a non-profit that collects your scraps and repurposes them to cut down the waste in our industry.
5 | Sell Off Your Fabric Liability
Have larger yards and bolts of liability sitting around? Apply to sell your fabric on Deadstock District, an industry-only portal launching with THR3EFOLD in January.
Have questions on where to start first? We can help you get there. Shoot us an email.