The fashion industry has a huge impact on the environment, ranking second to the oil industry as the most polluting industry in the world. It is important to focus attention to the origin and environmental impact of the brands we support and our buying behaviors. This requires us to change, consume less and smarter, and track the origin of the items we buy in order to minimize our impact on the ever-increasing level of global pollution.
Here at Tula we support the new industry model and we are proud to carry several brands that prioritize sustainable practices. Tula believes in carrying pieces that last & can be staples in your closet forever.
Agolde focuses on design, sustainability and comfort. While the styles may emit an irreverent attitude, each piece is crafted with meticulous detail. Agolde uses only the most innovative fabrics sourced from around the world and facilitate product development in their vertically owned facilities and with select production partners to create denim of the highest caliber. Agolde personally and carefully test every fit and fabric, and believe the practicality of a jean is as important as its design. Companywide, Agolde is committed to being thoughtful in the creation of their denim and use advanced methods to reduce our imprint on the environment, including laser technology, ozone machines and high-efficiency wash methods. In short, AGOLDE invests in the future.
Shop our AGOLDE collection here.
Nearly all of the fabric used for construction is Oeko Tex & REACH certified, and knitted in plants with energy efficient infrastructure, equipment & processes. Highly technical and luxurious fabrics go hand in hand with choosing fabrics that are made in an ethically & environmentally conscious way. All 7 Commando factories are domestic (USA) and have an in house production facility which allows for hands on involvement in the production process. Sewing education is increasingly hard to find in schools/homes and finding skilled sewers in the US has become challenging. Commando offers paid training to sewers & production workers interested in developing skills to sew, cut, trim & produce.
Reinterpreted, lightened, deconstructed fabrics, colored with reinvented patterns and volumes on noble fabrics like linen, silk, cashmere. Evocations that show today more than ever in the attention to sustainability in every production phase, in the natural zero-impact treatments, in the traceability of the whole process.
Shop our Faliero Sarti collection here.
FRANK & EILEEN
Frank & Eileen believes in slow fashion—we start with the world’s finest raw materials found in nature—ethical, beautiful and sustainable. From day one, Frank & Eileen has partnered exclusively with ethical and sustainable manufacturers to craft pieces using the finest raw materials found in nature. Frank & Eileen is a B Corp. In good company, their impact score among globally recognized U.S. apparel companies trails only Patagonia, and the brand received the highest impact score for any woman-owned U.S. fashion brand
Part of being sustainable since the start is about fanatically seeking out the world’s best textile and production partners. Albini Mill leads the charge for 100% responsible practices in the textile industry. Every fabric we produce in Italy can be traced down to the field of its origin and meets the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 global certification for the absence of harmful chemicals. Every piece is knit, sewn, washed, and dyed locally—creating jobs and demanding B Corp-approved fair labor practices from partners.
Shop our Frank & Eileen collection here.
Hanky Panky supports slow fashion & sustainable practices. Did you know that you can’t recycle underwear? It’s not accepted by donation centers and sadly languishes in landfill. Hanky Panky took action and in 2018, launched Lingeriecycle®, a Hanky Panky scheme to recycle bras and panties. The garments are shredded to create fibers for carpet padding and metal components are separated for recycling. Simply add a free Lingeriecycle® envelope to your cart, fill it with your well-worn items, and mail it (You can include used underwear from other brands too!).
Hanky Panky partners with FabScrap, to recycle and repurpose a portion of their textile waste. The viscose rayon and modal fabrics are shredded to create insulation and furniture lining. Fiber-to-fiber technology is used to upcycle our 100% cotton fabric. The brand uses responsibly-grown Supima® and organically-grown domestic cotton fibers in their lingerie and sleepwear. Southwest USA-grown cotton fibers are produced under the CottonLEADS℠ sustainability initiative and have a smaller environmental impact than many imported cottons. All of the cotton knit fabrics are knitted, dyed and finished on the east coast, using low-impact fiber reactive dyes, which do not contain toxic chemicals.
Hanky Panky offers seven fabrics that are Oeko-Tex® 100 Certified, meaning yarns are free of harmful substances. Heather jersey, Tencel and viscose rayon fabrics are made from responsibly managed renewable wood sources (FSC®). the Signature Lace is knitted, dyed, and finished in the USA with low impact dyes. The brand commits to never using flocked fabrics, which are prone to shedding fibers. There is no use of fur, feathers, or leather in any designs.
From the brand's famous rolled thongs, conceived to reduce wasteful packaging materials, to joining prAna’s Responsible Packaging Movement, we make decisions through an environmental lens. Committing to a series of goals between now and 2030 to reduce their packaging footprint, including transitioning to biodegradable tagging, phasing out foil stamping and virgin plastic polybags, and adopting fully sustainable pulp sources.
Shop our Hanky Panky collection here.
Faced with an era where everything is fast-paced, IBELIV takes the necessary time to create products imbued with a soul and resulting from actual know-how.
The brand believes that nature offers us, they try to restore it in its purest aesthetic expression. The brand believes that consumption can be more responsible both humanly and ecologically & that they can produce while respecting Human and Nature while offering products fit for the times. IBELIV favor the usage of sustainable raw materials and an eco-friendly approach to preserve nature and its resources.
Shop our IBELIV collection here.
Despite the efforts made: vegetable tanning processes, flat-packing the bags to save on space during shipment, avoiding the use of materials from the oil industry, his newly-built eco-friendly head office, Jerome Dreyfuss believes that there is a lot more that needs to be done.
“Our goal is to completely overhaul the brand, given that, when it comes to environmental pollution, there is a lot that can be changed in the fashion industry. We will no doubt need to find or invent new and potentially radical ways of doing this business. But, we cannot do it on our own. We want our customers to share in our work ethics, centered on acting generously and responsibly."
JD has always purchased our leather in Europe, primarily in France and Italy. Products are sourced locally and use vegetable tannins. All the skins the brand uses are from the food industry and Jerome Dreyfuss recycles the skins exclusively from animals slaughtered for meat. The brand prefers to recycle rather than produce imitation leather from the oil industry. If “eco-friendly” products were to hit the market, the brand pledges they would look into the process.
Shop our Jerome Dreyfuss collection here.
Every material is carefully selected and vetted to ensure our commitment to reducing environmental impact. Frames made from sustainable materials. The natural fibre composite of Le Sustain grass-based sunglasses consists of 23% cellulose fibres obtained from meadow grass, and 77% recycled plastics. Packaging made with zero-waste componentry. Le Sustain sunglasses packaging includes a recycled jersey pouch and recycled cardboard box eliminating all polybags and excess packaging. Le Sustain has committed to implementing meaningful and sustainable business practices that reduce environmental impact.
The grass-based material for Le Sustain sunglasses is sourced from Biowert Germany - a green biorefinery, which is unique worldwide. The natural fibre composite of Le Sustain grass-based sunglasses consists of 23% cellulose fibres obtained from meadow grass, and 77% recycled plastics. Biowert declares, that the plastic fraction of this material uses pre-consumer waste from healthcare, pharmaceutical or cosmetic applications, and complies with the requirements of DIN EN ISO 14021. Biowert obtains plastic production waste from a regional dealer who has been certified by TÜV Süd as a specialist disposal company according to § 52 KrW-/AbfG (German decree).
Shop our Le Specs collection here.
MOTHER is a Los Angeles-based denim brand that proudly partners with local businesses and manufacturers in the production of all denim styles, reflecting its commitment to local craftsmanship and third-party audited ethical labor practices. While 95% of overall manufacturing is done locally in Los Angeles, 100% of denim products are made within a 14-mile radius from the design studio. This level of local production reduces the company’s carbon footprint by limiting freight transport and shipping.
With the introduction of the 60% MOTHER collection, MOTHER has taken steps toward reducing its carbon footprint by utilizing existing product overages, damages and scraps blended with rag house finds and items otherwise intended for landfills. Also, after extensive research on the environmental impact of packaging materials, this collection will be packaged in biodegradable bags that are made from 100% recycled LDPE (low-density polyethylene). The bags can be reused, recycled at end-of-life, and are biodegradable should they end up in a landfill.
Shop our MOTHER collection here.
Raquel remains dedicated to the tradition of artistry and craftsmanship in the fashion industry. With the exception of some of our knitwear, we manufacture and dye everything here in Los Angeles. Each one of our tie dye pieces is individually hand tied and dyed. We are also proud to support the CanopyStyle campaign to protect ancient and endangered forests during our fabric choice selection. All fabrics used in production are natural, such as silks, linens, cottons and cashmeres.
Learn more about CanopyStyle here.
VEJA NORTH AMERICA
Since 2005, VEJA has been making sneakers differently infusing each stage of production with a positive impact. Sneakers that treat humans with respect, are produced in dignified conditions, in direct consultation with producer associations and manufacturers. Environmentally friendly sneakers, made with raw materials sourced from organic farming and ecological agriculture, without chemicals or polluting processes Sneakers with greater economic justice, without any advertising or marketing expenses. VEJA provides full transparancy on their website relating to all of their production and manufacturing, materials, fairtrade, upcycling, and CO2 emissions.
VELVET BY SPENCER & GRAHAM
Velvet places a premium on finding the finest materials available and we highly value the top quality workmanship that can only be found here in small LA production facilities. The results are the timeless, long-lasting basics that you’ve come to expect from Velvet by Graham & Spencer. Above all else, the brand finds it important they are producing our tees in a fair, safe environment; look out for the MADE IN USA tags on their tees, that’s their calling card that they are made here with love. All online orders now ship in recycled boxes, use biodegradable tape and Velvet will even recycle any return packaging. When you check out your online order, there is the option to skip the tissue and save on waste. The brand also does not automatically send a return label with every order, only if requested (and hopefully, not necessary) to reduce paper waste.
Shop our Velvet collection here.
Zimmermann stands for style over fashion, and the collections are designed with integrity, to last. Zimmermann wants to protect the environment and actively choose to work with the most energy efficient and water efficient production processes available. High quality, natural fibers are at the heart of Zimmermann collections, with silk, linen and cottons currently making up nearly 90% of our range. No chasing trends. There is always an element of timelessness to the designs. Zimmermann is a member of The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), and from early 2021, are using organic linen for T-shirting, and nylon made from recycled plastic in the swimwear lining.
As a member of The United Nations Global Compact, Zimmermann has made a commitment to implement sustainability as a core principle and in the day-to-day operations of the business. Including engaging in collaborative projects to advance sustainability in the industry. Zimmermann is a print house & almost all of the print fabrics are digitally printed. This process uses around 60% less water than screen printing. The suppliers use eco-friendly, low-waste techniques, and water-based dyes. Zimmermann works with the OEKO-TEX100 and ISO 14001:2015 certification systems and are currently in the early stages of mapping our carbon footprint. Zimmermann's retail hangers are made from sustainably sourced wooden material. Zimmermann reuses B2B hangers many times over. The brand up-cycles, on sell, is participating in circular yarn initiatives, uses sustainable fabrics and donates excess fabrics.