It is not a gimmick! We are under a global climate and environmental emergency. The Fashion industry and the logistic behind the production and shipping of the goods has a big impact on the amount of greenhouse gases released to the atmosphere, affecting the planet and all the living beings in it. It is our only home, and we need to take good care of it.
Over the past years, consumers around the globe have increasingly become aware of the needs to change the ways of old retail practices towards a more focused eco-friendly and conscious consumption approach.
That is why at WE WEAR, and as an online retail platform, we are committed to source and sell fashion goods in a more conscious, ethical and sustainable way by working with emerging luxury brands and designers under a slow-fashion frame, whilst at the same time they can continue to create jobs for local communities. The products are manufactured with enduring materials on small batches or by pre-order without the use of exotic leathers, nor contributing to the fur farming industry. Contrary to fast-fashion, our business model focus on quality, longevity, unique and timeless designs instead of seasonal trends.
As a conscious business, when buying from us, we make sure that most of the profits go to the brands and designers for them to be able to keep designing, innovating, and creating jobs, whilst we contribute to different carbon offset schemes as well as other environmental and social programs in developing countries.
As a business, we are aware of the limitations on the fashion industry towards the planet, as well as the environmental implications and carbon emissions of our practice. Although we still have long journey to cover to be NET ZERO, we joined as a proud member of 1% FOR THE PLANET where at least one percent of our annual sales are contribute to environmental causes. Besides of getting the energy we use from renewable sources, we have adopted a complete paperless operation on our office daily basis, use of energy efficient and low-consumption equipments, plus eco-friendly packaging. All these combined help us to reduce our carbon footprint.
Although offsetting is not the perfect solution, we are engaged to reduce and offset our operational and shipping carbon emissions with different Carbon Offset Schemes by investing in certified environmental projects around the world. On the other hand, with a single click, our costumers have the option during the checkout process to make their orders CARBON NEUTRAL with an additional contribution to these environmental projects. This helps not only to reduce carbon emissions with every purchase, but to have a greater positive environmental impact for each order by offsetting more carbon emissions than needed. Furthermore, our deliveries are done with courier companies committed to be carbon NET ZERO by 2050, which at the same time they are reducing their operational carbon footprint with different programs too.
At WE WEAR, one of our priorities was creating a minimal packaging to reduce the unnecessary materials and volume to ship the products that we sell. We have chosen to work with packaging companies that apply sustainable strategies to produce it. Our shipping boxes and bags have eco-friendly properties that respond positively to the environment.
Some of the attributes that can be found in our packaging are that is biodegradable, plastic-free, uses of certified wood, natural glue, alternative ink, recyclable or compostable, and it can have multiple uses, besides of being produced in factories that sources its energy from renewable sources. Other characteristics of our packaging are that is efficient for fulfilment, weigh and volume reduction which helps to reduce the emissions of green house gases.
We are all worried with the climate crisis. That is why all our electricity use comes 100% from renewable sources. Our supplier has access to carbon-kicking green technologies and they also plant trees in our name every year. By joining us, you are helping to restore nature and cutting carbon emissions. Together we can make the change.