Commitment and sustainable development: the keywords at A-line Clothing. 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, connect with fashion.
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 important 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.
Our investment in local community development is a vital aspect of healthy business practice. We endeavor 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 might know, fabric stock is one important issue in this industry and has to be taken into account. We try our best to purchase the utmost necessary quantity of fabric for our collections and production, so we won’t end up with a lot of deadstock.
Deadstock 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 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 within 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 our styles in small quantities, on our own lab design, reducing stocks and the supply chain carbon footprint. Plus, the level of chemicals consumed to produce our yarns respects the health of consumers and the environment.
To add a longevity factor to our garments we ensure 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. We respect human rights, promote inclusion, and support diversity throughout our supply chain.
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.
Since we have our own production and design team, 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, and we make sure all these partners are also certified and fill the rigorous working conducts followed by A-line Clothing. Our workers and all partner factories pay at least minimum wage and continuously working to achieve a 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 however we can.
We make sure all our 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 our workers have access to a Health Insurance plan, our machinery and installations comply with the requirements of European Legislation.
We expect the highest standards of care and treatment of all animals within our supply chain including cruelty-free practices. We do not use in 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. A-line Clothing acquired this certification in January 2019. This marked the beginning of our slow fashion and sustainable process in this immense industry with its multiple needs.
This certification marks 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.
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