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Sustainable Brands at Flight

In honor of Earth day this Friday (April 22), we want to celebrate some of the sustainable brands we carry in the store.  We are proud to carry them and admire them for placing importance on the environment. Below, we have given each brand the spotlight and shared their intent, goal, or approach to sustainability...

 

 

BB Dakota:

While our journey is just beginning, we’ve committed ourselves to incorporating better materials into our products and packaging, reducing and offsetting carbon emissions across our supply chain, and reclaiming used products once they’ve served their purpose. To date, we’ve recycled 1575 lbs. of scraps which have saved an estimated 11.5 tons of CO2 which is the equivalent of planting 173 trees.

@bbdakota

 

Blank NYC:

The organic cotton used for our products is certified by Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) and/or the Organic Content Standard 100 (OCS100). We are also using recycled cotton yarns made from production waste. No new dyeing necessary which in return saves water and reduce chemical usage.

Tencel lyocell is a material made from raw wood and is one of the eco-friendliest fabric. It’s closed loop process allows it to use less water and minimize harmful waste. It’s luxurious soft hand feel makes for a very desirable material in sustainable denim. We recycle water to save water and reduce from polluting fresh water.

Air is the future with this technology and we couldn’t be more excited to be able to use it to wash our denim. This process bleaches down the ground color and apply stonewash. It transforms air to nano water bubbles that then infuse chemicals to the garments to bleach it down. With Ozone technology we do away with pollution as it uses oxygen (O3) instead of bleaching chemicals such us sodiumhypo-chlorite. This technology also eliminates harmful emission at the same time saving water.

Finally, we are using the EIM software to measure and analyze the environmental impact in developing our sustainable denims we learn and understand how we can improve.

https://www.blanknyc.com/

 

Bobo Choses:

At a time when environmental protection is no longer an option but rather the key to our future, sharing this commitment with our children becomes an obligation. At Bobo Choses we believe in the power that kids have to understand, act and transform, even more than adults. The protection of the environment is a responsibility, but we can protect it while we have fun. 

Working with organizations like ANTHESIS helps us with action plans to address carbon, water, and waste reduction. We also make an accurate forecast when we buy fabrics to avoid overstock. All the scraps generated at the production stage are stocked by a local foundation called CEO El Maresme for recycling and creating new fabrics. 

https://www.bobochoses.com/ 

 

Crescent:

In our mission to provide beautiful and sustainable fashion finds, we continue to improve and learn more about the best practices within the fashion industry. We cut small batches at a time to reduce textile wastes and keep our ecological footprint as minimal as our style. We use recyclable packaging and are always looking into options that will be even better for the environment. We want to provide opportunities as much as we want to provide quality women’s clothing. That’s why we’ve pledged to donate a portion of our proceeds to organizations that share these values that will have a positive impact on our communities. 

https://www.wearcrescent.com/

 

Daisy Street:

This is just the beginning, here at Daisy Street we are trying to take the steps in the right direction to become as sustainable as possible. We are striving to make our business friendlier to our planet. From the start we have always printed in house, we print our t-shirts, sweats and hoodies to order. This means that there is less waste on unsold items. We have started to stock a true vintage range meaning we are supporting the product life cycle and trying to help our customers have access to true vintage items, promoting reusing clothes. In our woven ranges we are trying to use the same fabrics across multiple product categories, this means that there will be less fabric waste right from the very beginning of our product development process. 

https://www.daisystreet.co.uk/

 

Dolce Vita:

At Dolce Vita, it’s been a long-standing and ongoing goal to become a more sustainable and socially responsible company. We’re incorporating more recycled and renewable materials into the main line. Reducing paper and excess samples in our product development process by relying more on digital resources. Reducing our own carbon footprint by reducing, reusing, and recycling as much as possible, and becoming more energy efficient. Using more sustainable packaging – our boxes are 100% recyclable and are made using recycled materials and biodegradable finishes.

https://www.dolcevita.com/

 

Free People:

A destination for the life well-lived, Free People Movement offers performance-ready activewear, practice-perfect styles and beyond-the-gym staples. We believe in the power of community, in supporting and lifting each other up and always #movingtogether.

https://www.freepeople.com/

 

For love and Lemons:

For Love & Lemons is the heart and soul of a friendship that has lasted decades. We firmly believe something we love this much needs to have a positive impact on this beautiful planet we all live on. We’re moving away from traditional polyester and transitioning to recycled polyester to avoid creating new waste. We’re giving already existing material new life which lessens greenhouse gas emissions and ensures a more circular lifespan for a garment. We’re opting to use viscose and rayon where we can since they are made from cellulose fibers - wood pulp to be exact. We realize this isn’t the most ideal option, but as we evolve our sustainability efforts, a step away from traditional polyester is a step in the right direction. Linen is made from flax plants and uses less water than traditional cotton to create fiber. We want to transition to using organic linen wherever possible. To reduce our carbon footprint, we produce our garments in only two countries and two factories - one for our RTW collections and one for #FLLforVS - rather than spreading production across several factories and countries. We use digital printing almost exclusively since it is more sustainable than screen printing. We are far from perfect, but we are actively incorporating sustainability into everything we do. 

https://forloveandlemons.com/

 

Knititude:

Through Knititude, we want you to create a wardrobe that is endless with pieces that you will wear time and time again. Sustaining the planet is also an investment in yourself. We strive to source rich, ethical, natural fibers. Where biodegradable is not an option, we aim toward recycled when available. By breathing new life into old threads, we have found another way to reduce our impact on our planet. This is just the beginning of our journey into sustainable fashion, starting from the roots and growing strongly upwards.

https://knititudela.com/

 

Lack of Color:

Our hats are hand-made in various places around the world by different skilled artisan groups. All factories have BSCI certification. The straw and palm we use for our straw hats is sustainably grown and replenished and re-grown for future use. Our wool is 100% Australian wool. In buying LOC hats you are supporting local resources and talent and in turn, supporting families and their way of life. Our hats are designed and finished in Australia and are manufactured in different places around the globe, including Mexico, USA, China & the Dominican Republic. Our HQ in Burleigh Heads is run on solar power. All orders are shipped out in 100% recycled cardboard boxes. Our swing tags are made from 100% recycled paper. We endeavor to make an effort to walk a little lighter on this planet.

https://lackofcolor.com/

 

Levi’s:

Buy better, wear longer. For us at Levi’s, sustainability is about making better choices like sourcing more sustainable materials and finding ways to use less water. And it’s about bettering the planet and the communities that share it at every step along the way. We’ve always stood up for what’s right – and creating sustainable clothing is not different. It’s an approach best summed by our mantra: Buy better. Wear longer. We’ll make products that are sourced in better ways, from better materials, crafted at the highest quality and made to be extremely durable. In the US, we also introduced SecondHand in 2020 as a way to further demonstrate this commitment to longevity by extending the life of our own products even further and offering customers the vintage styles they love. 4.2 billion liters of water saved since introducing Water<Less® in 2011. 6 billion liters of water reused and recycled. 75% of our cotton now comes from more sustainable sources. 65% of our products are currently made in factories that run our Worker Well-being programs. We’re working towards industry-leading targets including: 100% sustainably sourced cotton by 2025. 100% renewable energy in owned & operated facilities by 2025. 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in our supply chain. 50% reduction of water use in manufacturing in water-stressed areas by 2030. 80% of products made in Worker Well-being facilities by 2020. 

https://www.levi.com/

 

 

Maiami:

At Maiami we are aware that how we operate has an impact and know we are responsible for optimizing it. We have identified four key responsibilities that are close to our hearts: empowerment, environment, resources, and longevity. The very core of our business model is the traditional hand craft of handknitting, arguably the most sustainable production method possible. Nevertheless, we are committed to further reduce our impact on the environment. Maiami stands for finest quality and long lasting materials. We are committed to using resources responsibly and avoid wasting them wherever possible. Our goal is to maximize the lifecycles of our products, the ultimate form of responsible consumption.

https://maiami.de/

 

Makana:

Makana means "gift" in Hawaiian. At Makana, we believe in the beauty of living well, clean design and creating fresh, botanical-based products.  Our products are not manufactured by the thousands in a factory, but are hand-poured and hand-blended in small batches in-house in our California studio using artisanal techniques.

We believe in a clean, minimal, uncomplicated ingredient list and process. Our methods and philosophy are rooted in both the traditional and modern. We strive to live each day filled with balance within ourselves, harmony with each other and respect for the land and sea. This way of life is based on aloha.

We believe in slowing down, unplugging and recognizing the beauty in the moment. Fragrance creates new memories with each new experience. But more importantly, fragrance evokes stored memories, transporting us thousands of miles in an instant - to a person, to a place, to a moment frozen in time, reliving an experience that may have seemed to have been gone forever.

https://makanastudios.com/

 

 

Rylee + Cru:

Rylee + Cru is designed in the United States and made in China. Everything is made in partnership with factories that must sign a code of conduct agreement with us which states all the critical components: No child labor, no forced work environments, pay fair wages, etc. We have chosen to exclusively work with factories that are WRAP certified so that you can guarantee the products are made responsibly. All Rylee & Cru packaging (polybags / hangtags) are all recyclable. By sourcing only the best cotton and materials we can share with you longer lasting, better washing garments and accessories that aren't disposable. We only source fabrics that meet a list of Rylee & Cru requirements to be safe, natural, and premium. This means that every piece of fabric that goes into a Rylee & Cru garment or accessory must be: Sustainably made - Ethically made - Made of natural fibers - Made with natural dyes - Free of antimicrobial chemicals - Free of formaldehyde - Free of pesticides - Free of phthalates - Free of PFCs - Free of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) - Free of VOCs. We believe that cherished baby garments should be worn, well-loved, and then shared with others, not thrown away wastefully. This is why as a brand an emphasis is put on produces better quality and longer lasting items that live on beyond the initial wear and tear that endearing garments face. As a small business, we think we can use apparel as a tool to help others so our heart is to give where we can. 

https://ryleeandcru.com/

 

Saltwater Luxe:

Saltwater luxe has always been committed to sustainability in all of our clothing. For this reason, saltwater luxe is committed to protecting the world’s forests through our approach to procurement of pulp, paper, packaging and fabrics. We will support approaches and systems to build a future that does not use ancient and endangered forests in the packaging, paper or in man-made cellulosic fabrics, including rayon, viscose, lyocell, modal and other trademarked brands. The reduction and reuse of paper and packaging is of paramount priority for the protection of the world’s limited forest resources and has a clear and beneficial impact on reduced costs. We will work with suppliers, non-governmental organizations, other stakeholders and brands that work with Canopy to support the protection of ancient and endangered forests and forward solutions to reduce the demands upon forests. 

https://saltwaterluxe.com/

 

Splendid:

Our long-term goals include committing to sustainability through extensive research and proven practices, then implementing it as a design philosophy in everything we do. We recognize our responsibility to reduce waste holistically by minimizing packaging and making it 100% recyclable. We are continuing to explore how we can make a creative, impactful change that will last a lifetime. Sourcing responsibly sits at the center of how we’re mapping our road to sustainability. As we complete thorough research of our suppliers and discover new, better ways to source our materials, we are looking at how we can lower our water consumption and ultimately introduce a Zero Water Tee and Eco-Care fabric that implements all sustainable practices.

https://www.splendid.com/

 

Sundown by Splendid:

Imagined with love for the earth, our youthful eco-conscious line uses fewer color baths for way less water usage, single yarn construction for lower energy consumption and gradually creating a cut-to-order process that would be completely waste-free.

https://www.splendid.com/sundown-by-splendid.html


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