What we believe in
Caring for equality also means caring for the planet we live on and paying it forward to future generations.
We see it as our responsibility to think before we act, because striving towards equality doesn’t end at producing quality products for affordable prices. It goes as far as how we produce, where we produce and which materials we use.
Equi wants sustainability to be the norm, not the exception. To keep our supply chain as sustainable as possible, we make sure our suppliers take social and environmental standards seriously. That’s why we only commit ourselves to partners that share our vision of sustainability and transparency.
Where we produce
When it comes to deciding which factory we want to work with, a number of factors are included in the decision. The most important factors are quality, environmental impact, pricing, social responsibility and good working conditions for the manufacturers. We can’t claim we’re perfect at all of these factors, but we strive to better ourselves with every collection we design and produce. By producing in Portugal and screening all of our suppliers, we minimise environmental impacts and ensure there’s no unfair or unsafe labor that goes into making our clothes. Want to know where your product is made? Check the product page.
How we produce
We produce small drops in limited quantities to ensure that we minimise the waste of every drop we produce. On top of that we carefully choose our fabrics and test them in several ways to make sure we end up with a high quality garment. This way you’ll be able to enjoy your product for a long time and we make fashion more durable and sustainable.
The materials we use
The materials are an important factor in producing sustainable fashion. Because a lot of water is used when growing conventional cotton this has a big impact on the worlds most precious resource. That’s why we aim to only use organic cotton. Organic cotton uses 70% less water and no chemical fertilisers or pesticides. This is a pro for both the environment and the farmers working with the cotton.
Another important factor is the dyeing of the fabrics. Traditionally this uses a lot of energy and water and also introduces the fabric to chemicals. However our partners use advanced technologies in their circular dye house which allows for water recycling and chemical re-use.
Once our product reaches your doorstep you can also make a difference to minimise the environmental footprint. Some of the things we advice you to do:
- Only wash your product when needed (this will also make it last longer)
- Wash at a maximum of 30 degrees.
- Spot wash when you only have a small stain
- Let it air dry instead of tumble drying
Lost the interest in the garment? Recycle it or give it to a friend, that way the garment gets a second life!