Ok, here's what we really think about the sustainable fashion industry...
At Wildflo Studio, we believe the impact of sustainable fashion is limited because its not as widespread as it could be. We want to help open this space up. We are not claiming that our products will solve any environmental or social issues. We just want to provide a better, more accessible alternative to fast fashion. We believe sustainable fashion shouldn't be its own category- producing clothing in a sustainable and ethical way should just be how its done.
All of our pieces are made with GOTS certified organic fabric. We only use low impact chemicals and dyes that must be of at least 75% natural origin. All of our dyes must meet toxicity and biodegradability requirements before being used. All water waste created by the production of our garments is treated at an Effluent Treatment Plant. The processing and use of organic fabrics are not only less harmful to the environment, but beneficial to everyone in the supply chain, from the cotton farmers to the garment-makers.
Did you know
Conventional cotton is one of the dirtiest and most harmful fabrics out there!
• Farming conventional cotton consumes approximately 16% of global insecticide use and 10% of global pesticide use.
• It takes 2700 litres of water to produce 1 conventional cotton t-shirt but only 250 litres to produce 1 organic cotton t-shirt
• Organic cotton produces approximately 46% less Co2 compared to conventional cotton
Our clothes are manufactured at a small facility in India that focuses on organic garment manufacturing with the goal to support local organic cotton farmers. GOTS manufacturing facilities must adhere to a social criteria which follows guidelines set out by the International Labour Organization. The facility and its practices are routinely inspected and assessed by third-party organic certifier, OneCert International (License number: ONE-3509)
We manufacture in very small batches to minimize waste as a result of over-production. It is unlikely we will re-stock styles once they're gone, so get them while you can!
Find our factory's certification here
Our packaging is plastic free and 100% recyclable. We want to always keep packaging to a minimum, which is why your orders are not packaged with any additional plastic bags or tissue paper- just shipped directly in a box!
Additionally, our hang tags are attached with a string, to avoid the use of plastic
How to re-use your box!
Our shipping boxes are high-quality and can be re-used to return orders or mail other packages out.
To re-use your box, be careful when cutting the tape open as to not damage the box then simply cover your mailing label with a new one and you're all set!
We don't want you to just wear your Wildflo Studio pieces for one season, we want them to last. We have designed each of our pieces to be simple, high-quality garments, so they remain staples in your wardrobe and don't lead to increased waste.
We operate our company with sustainability in mind. All waste created is either composted or recycled and we power down at the end of the day to conserve energy. Our manufacturers are overseas and as such we limit the number of sample revisions to two, to reduce carbon emissions from increased transport. Our products are sent to us in bundles, rather than individually wrapped, to avoid single-use plastics.
At Wildflo Studio, we want to help open up the sustainable fashion space to be more inclusive. Our prices may reflect the higher cost of organic fabric and workers earning living wages throughout our supply chain, however we will never use the fact that we are sustainable or ethical to charge unnecessary premiums.
Here's a chart
Fast fashion brand
Cheap prices and frequent sales
Mass production, unsustainable fabrics used
Bad for the planet and workers
Mid range, more accessible prices
Small scale production
Better for the planet and workers
Traditional sustainable brand
Small or large scale production, sustainable fabrics used
Better for the planet and workers
In the works...
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CHILD LABOUR SHALL NOT BE USED
Child labour, regardless of gender shall not be used.
Young workers (age between minimum age up to 18 years old) under 18 shall not be employed at night or in hazardous conditions.
A young worker cannot work for more than 8 hours in a day or the legal limit for young workers, whichever is lower. Overtime is prohibited and a minimum consecutive period of 12 hours’ rest as well as customary weekly rest days shall be provided.
These policies and procedures including the interpretation of the terms "child" and "child labour" shall conform at the very minimum of to the provisions of the relevant ILO conventions C138 and C182, or national / local laws, which ever affords greater protection.
Working hours shall comply with national laws, collective bargaining agreements and benchmark industry standards, whichever affords greater protection.
In any event, workers shall not be required to work in excess of 48 hours per week on a regular basis, shall have the right to have rest breaks in every working day and shall be provided with at least one day off for every 7-day period on average.
Overtime shall be voluntary, shall not exceed 12 hours per week, shall not be demanded on a regular basis and shall not represent significantly higher likelihood of occupational hazards.
NO DISCRIMINATION IS PRACTISED
There is no kind of discrimination e.g. in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination, retirement or right to overtime hours based on race, caste, ethnic or national origin, nationality, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, union membership, political affiliation, social background or any other condition that could give rise to discrimination. In particular, workers shall not be harassed or disciplined on any of the grounds listed above.
EMPLOYMENT IS FREELY CHOSEN
There is no servitude, forced, bonded, trafficked or indentured labour.
Forced labour shall not be used.
Workers are not required to lodge "deposits" or their identity papers with their employer.Workers are free to leave their employer after mutually agreed notice period, as stated in employment contract.
Workers are not required to pay for entering employment.
Workers are not forced to use factory provided lodging or transportation.
REMUNERATION AND ASSESSMENT OF LIVING WAGE GAP
Wages and benefits paid for a standard working week meet, at a minimum, national legal standards or industry benchmark standards, whichever is higher. In any event wages should always be enough to meet basic needs and to provide some discretionary income.
All workers shall be provided with written and understandable information about their employment conditions compliant with national legal requirements and including wages and social benefits legally granted before they enter employment.
Wages shall be paid regularly (at least monthly) and promptly. Workers shall be informed about the particulars of their wages for the pay period concerned each time that they are paid.
Withholding of wages for payment as a lump-sum at the end of a term of employment or training is prohibited.