Sustainability is not a concept; it's a legacy.
“Buy less, buy better" truly is the only way to go.
Fast fashion is out of fashion and it’s not for us.
Commitment and sustainable development: the key words at A-line Clothing. We are committed to help shift the textile industry and become a 100% sustainable clothing brand by operating a modern and responsible business not only through our practices and daily tasks, but also through our fabrics and fit.
All our decisions are focused on the longevity of our garments, using long lasting fabrics and accessories, ensuring that the product cycle is expanded. With this effort, we help re-shape how you, the consumer, connects with fashion.
Each decision we make is a symbol of our commitment to define what the future of fashion looks like. From never using leather or fur choosing new alternative materials, to using cutting edge technologies, we keep pushing towards circularity, protecting ancient and endangered forests and measuring our impact with ground-breaking tools. Slow fashion will be the new trend by discouraging excessive consumption and the appeal of quality products.
Our sustainability work focuses on slow fashion, with three imporant symbiotic pillars:
Any product generates environmental impact, so we choose to design, develop and produce garments based on longevity and durability, at a fair cost to all our supply chain.
A-line feels investment in local community development is a vital aspect of healthy business practice. We endeavour to invest in our surrounding community, whether it be financially, on a volunteer basis, or otherwise. We expect our suppliers to also invest in their local communities, replicating our values and approach.
In order to do this, we believe in the concept of Fair Trade: pay the fair price for the raw materials and services purchased, giving preference to the local market, always! If a foreign market is used, ensure that the amount paid to employees and suppliers is fair and that working conditions are adequate.
We believe that the future of fashion is circular – it will be restorative and regenerative by design and the clothes we love never end up as waste.
As you all know, fabric stock is one important issue in this industry, and has to be taking into account. We try our best to purchase the upmost necessary quantity of fabric for our collections and production, so we won´t end up with a lot of dead stock.
Dead stock fabrics are essentially leftovers. We recognize that there are many imperfections with the current dead stock market and felt the need to reference those here before explaining our reasons behind using them in our collections. We try to incorporate those for two reasons: first, to maintain a certain cohesive brand awareness and, second, to reuse the stock we have, so it won’t end up in the trash.
Another important factor about circularity, is trying to ensure a reduction in the amount of waste generated and strive to ensure that all waste created is reused, recycled or recovered. Our waste management is based on the 4R policy: recover, reduce, reuse and recycle. Therefore, any textile, plastic or paper is separated immediately withing our team, and picked up by a certified waste company, ensuring it’s recycling effective process.
All garments are produced in certified and organic raw materials, completely excluding animal use. We control the origin of our yarn and we produce all A-line styles in small quantities, on our own lab design and workshop, reducing stocks and the supply chain carbon footprint. Plus, the level of chemicals consumed to produce our yarns respect the health of consumers and the environment.
To add a longevity factor to our garments and increase the level of your sustainable wardrobe, we ensure the accurate information on our labels to advise consumers on the correct washing and maintaining conditions.
We want to be part of a fashion industry that provides fair jobs and equal treatment for everyone. We respect human rights, promote inclusion and champion diversity throughout our supply chain − and call on others to do the same.
All employees must be voluntarily employed and have complete freedom of movement. No person shall be forced to work against their will. Furthermore, all A-line Clothing members have the appropriate training in “Health and Safety” in order to ensure preventive measures.
As you may know, A-line has its own production and design team. This is great news simply because we have full control over how much every employee is paid. From time to time, we have a little help production wise from our long-lasting list of suppliers and partners, but we make sure all these partners are also certified and fill the rigorous working conducts followed by A-line Clothing.
A-line workers and all partner factories pay at least minimum wage and are actively working to achieve living wage.We hope that as our business continues to grow, this becomes a reality. In the meantime, we will continue to push this conversation with our community and support them however we can.
At A-line, we make sure all employees have access to a clean and safe environment, natural light and a fixed working hour job, having time to support and raise their families properly. This will not only help mold the minds of young people within our community, but also making sure it thrives with happy, informed and accomplished members.
Besides this, all A-line Clothing workers have access to a Health Insurance plan, our machinery and installations comply with the requirements of European Legislation and all our employees receive the appropriate safety equipment.
A-line expects the highest standards of care and treatment of all animals within our supply chain and is committed to cruelty-free practices. We do not use on the production of our garments the following: Ivory, Fur, Exotic animal products and Leather.
STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX ® since 2019
STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX ® is one of the world’s best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. It stands for customer confidence and high product safety. This certification was acquired by A-line Clothing in January 2019 and marked the beginning of our slow fashion and sustainable process in this immense industry with its multiple needs.
The Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX ® mark makes it obvious to you, consumers, that A-line’s products have undergone laboratory testing for a wide range of harmful substances, and that the content of those substances remains below the limit values established by the OEKO-TEX ® Association.
Earth Day Network’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 75,000 partners in over 190 countries to drive positive action for our planet.
Today marks 50 years of World Earth Day and we join it to raise awareness around environmental issues; not only within fashion industry but in a collective way. You can start, like us, with small changes around your community, improving people’s living conditions, helping that small economy to thrive and prosper.
Aline’s commitment to all is to continue the search on ways to innovate our design, while minimising our impact on Earth. We urge you to join us, not just today, but during this long journey we have ahead and together we can take action on this beautiful planet, guaranteeing its protection. After all, this is the only home we have.
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