6 Philly Businesses That Put Your Office’s Sustainability Efforts to Shame
This brother and sister owned contemporary sportswear brand hopes to fight the fast fashion industry by producing quality, classically styled clothes with a modern twist that won’t break down after just one trip through the washing machine.
“We’re the answer to fast fashion,” Jordan Haddad, one of the co-owners, told Philly Mag. “We don’t produce needless amounts of clothes.”
In order to keep their business sustainable, Jordan and his fashion designer sister and co-owner, Nicole, use locally sourced textiles and hire seamstresses with as much as 50 years of experience in the industry so that their products will last. They also use sustainable ink in their printing machines.
Their biggest contribution to sustainability? Making clothes to order and using materials that last so that they aren’t contributing to the piles of wasted clothes that end up in landfills each year.
“It’s need based,” Nicole Haddad said. “[Customers] could have [our clothes] for twenty years.”
Read more at https://www.phillymag.com/business/2018/09/10/sustainable-business-philadelphia/#B3BfJ4jAFggo84TG.99