CLASSIC FASHION IS SUSTAINABLE FASHION
A DESIGN PHILOSOPHY ROOTED IN THE CLASSICS
Classic styles, quality construction and domestic production were once standard in the fashion industry, but now rare. We have a traditional approach to clothing design and what is considered luxury which starts on the inside.
If we ever want the fashion industry to be sustainable, we must slow down. Creating high quality, season-spanning garments in timeless styles is how fashion operated for decades creating two seasons a year. Clothing was relatively expensive and comprised nearly 20% of one's annual income because the prices reflected the true costs.
As recently as the 1980s, 90% of our clothing was made in the U.S. Today it's less than 3%. As a North Carolinian who remembers when the NAFTA and WTO agreements were signed and how they affected her state, the founder knew the brand had to be American made and wouldn’t consider overseas production.
Domestic production is about ethics, economics, and the environment.
Senza Tempo’s founder spent over a decade working on Wall Street prior to launching the collection.
Form and function are equally important in her design philosophy.