From Farm to Closet
Every step in our designer’s supply chain adheres to predefined standards for the two pillars of environmental criteria – CO2 emissions, water consumption & waste – and social criteria – salary, working hours & working conditions.
Under 1% of the material used to produce clothing is recycled at the end of its life although 95% of clothing waste could be reused or recycled.
We only work with partners that are transparent regarding their choice and usage of materials and aim for 100% circularity e.g., through using recycled fabrics for their products.
Yarn and fabric preparation account for over 50% of the freshwater withdrawal and 40% of resource usage of the global apparel industry.
Our standards conclude exclusive usage of sustainable yarn, generators fueled by green energy to power the mills and consistency in production to avoid slack which wastes valuable resources. To achieve that we only work with partners that use modern technology to ensure efficient power usage and clean production.
Dyeing & Printing
Approximately 10-15% dyes are released into the environment during dyeing process.
To minimize the negative impact on the environment, the manufacturer use automated chemical dosing systems that discharge very low effluent and demand minimal human interference during the process to ensure the safety of the workers. By including water treatment plants complete with reverse osmosis and evaporator features, it is possible to minimize the discharge.
Sewing & Finishing
This step has a strong impact on human health linked to toxic wastewater and bad labor conditions.
Third-party certificates such as C2C help us to ensure that the producers we work with are fully committed to implement sustainability practice and fair labor conditions that go beyond current ‘greenwashing’ practices.
According to the Environmental Impact of the Global Apparel and Footwear Industries Study, the apparel and footwear industries generate between 5% and 10% of global pollution impacts.
100% recycled materials and circular packaging can help mitigate this issue. Another viable option is plant-based packaging, such as cornstarch or seaweed packaging.
The global fashion industry emits 1.7 billion tons of CO2 per year — more than the amount produced by international flights and shipping.
Seedwear seeks to fulfil their logistic need by outsourcing to third-party service providers which bring in the sufficient expertise in providing a green transportation system.