Our Commitment to Sustainability.
We know the fashion industry isn't sustainable. Everything from the amount of clothes that we discard to the waste generated by unsold clothes in fashion outlets. In fact it is one of the main global offenders that contribute to worldwide pollution.
That's where we come in.
At Sacred Monkey, we think that fashion shouldn't come at the cost of the environment.
We're on the side of sustainable fashion.
What is sustainable fashion?
This is a growing movement within the fashion industry to be more responsible with the way fashion is produced. It can involve manufacture, research, development, design and even marketing of products.
It doesn't have to be only about the environment, there's also the issue of exploiting cheap labor, growing raw goods in vulnerable systems, and even utilizing hazardous chemicals in production to keep costs low.
We know it doesn't have to be this way.
What we do that's different.
1️⃣ First off, we're an on-order fashion brand. All our apparel is printed only when you make an order. This means that there's a lower amount of waste involved.
Lots of established players in the market overproduce their clothing to keep cost of production low. They can then charge a premium on their 'brand value' while a majority of their clothes will be left unsold. These clothes are then placed in a landfill somewhere or are eventually burned.
By ensuring that we only print when there's an order, we ensure that the products being manufactured are meant to be used and not wasted.
2️⃣ Next, we ensure that the inks we use for printing are water-based and free of harmful chemicals. We take care to dispose of any left-over ink according to the ink supplier guidelines, so we’re not harming the environment.
We want to ensure that there's no hazardous waste in your clothes that could harm you or the environment.
3️⃣ Sustainable products also means that the suppliers should be sustainable too. Our suppliers are sourced from companies that ensure that they have a responsible outlook towards production. Companies that have sustainability as a driving force in their corporate identity.
4️⃣ At Sacred Monkey, we print and ship from different partner warehouses around the world. This is to make sure that shipping routes are as efficient as possible. For example, if you order from Germany, our closest warehouse in Europe does the printing and if you order from Mexico, our closest warehouse in North America does it instead.
5️⃣ We make sure that our packaging is either recyclable or bio-degradable. Bubble wraps are made from a minimum of 15% recycled plastic and 10% post-consumer content.
How you contribute when you buy from Sacred Monkey
You might have noticed that our delivery times are longer that buying from other design outlets that do not employ on-order products. That's because our delivery times take into account fulfillment along with shipping.
Fulfillment is how long it takes to make your product and shipping is how long it takes to get to you once the product leaves the warehouse.
By buying from Sacred Monkey, you're part of a growing global movement where we use products that last, look good, and are super responsible.
Keep up the good work you shining diamond, you.