Everlane does not mess around when it comes to being ethical. Known for their sustainable ethos, direct-to-consumer methods and their open approach to production, news has just emerged that it is now one step closer to becoming even more sustainable.
Everlane has just reimagined its entire silk collection and launched new pieces that were beautifully crafted by an energy-efficient factory and a dyehouse that has been certified to prove that the pieces are free from harmful substances.
The brand is moving towards greater sustainability by 2020, and will work with organically farmed silk moving forward. Courtesy of the brand’s new partnership with Nanchong Fashion Foundation Manufacturing Ltd. in China, Everlane’s future silk pieces will be dyed and washed with 100 per cent recycled water and renewable energy that will be made in the brand’s recently-built manufacturing facility, where everything is energy-efficient.
According to Fashionista, Everlane’s Head of Product, Kim Smith, said: “Where we have come from has been more focused on the social side of manufacturing — making sure the workers are treated well and paid fairly, and that there’s no human trafficking. Now, we’re taking it to another level and building in the environmental and sustainable side. The focus is really on making sure that all the chemicals that they’re using are the safest and cleanest out there.”