SUSTAINABLE FASHION IS SLOW FASHION
Twenty years ago the word "sustainability" wasn't even a part of our general vernacular. Today, it's an imperative for all brands to operate in a more sustainable manner. One of the biggest differences between then and now is the amount that is produced and consumed.
Fair trade and recycled fabrics are great buzzwords, but the fact is that we simply consume too much. We aim to reduce the overall volume by focusing on quality rather than quantity. This strategy requires fair labor practices, and naturally reduces waste and emissions.
In order to shop sustainably, we must shop thoughtfully and mindfully. We have to buy less and buy better. Scientific studies have shown that buying less makes us happier than buying "green".
Our goal at Senza Tempo is to create a timeless, versatile garment you’ll wear through the seasons and for years to come. This is sustainable fashion.
SUSTAINABILITY LIES IN SIMPLICITY
THE INDUSTRY MUST REDUCE WASTE
One can't take any sustainability plan seriously that does not address making reductions in the volume of items created and the resultant amount of waste.
Less than 15% of the clothing thrown away each year is recycled or can be recycled. Recycling is the least effective step when it comes to sustainability in clothing.
A streamlined wardrobe of high quality, versatile clothing is one of the easiest paths to shopping more sustainably.
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SHOP WITH VALUE INSTEAD OF VOLUME IN MIND
AMERICAN MADE PRODUCTION
It’s about pride, quality and ethics.
Senza Tempo’s quality is apparent, what isn’t the impact fashion has on the environment and its workers. Senza Tempo is produced in a single factory in downtown Los Angeles from sampling to production.
Domestic production ensures we can stay in close contact with our factory, which we visit on a regular basis. Transparency is essential to ethical production and a quality product.
Superior quality garments can only made by people paid a living wage — that’s is the only model that is sustainable. California's manufacturing sector is one of the most highly regulated in the country as the largest garment manufacturing hub in the U.S.
THINK BEFORE YOU SHOP
From packaging to textile suppliers, we think about every step along the production process and aim to simplify it and use local Los Angeles based suppliers whenever possible. This consolidated manufacturing approach reduces the amount of shipping required, lowers our overall carbon footprint and helps reduce waste.
Buying fewer, but better quality garments is the easiest way to make a difference with your dollars. This one simple step reduces the textile waste that is currently drowning our planet and will naturally reduce emissions.
Reducing unnecessary and disposable packaging, one of the biggest problems in the fashion industry. We have recently switched our packaging inserts to a botanical seed paper that becomes wildflowers to further reduce waste.
We use the finest natural fabrics in all Senza Tempo items. Primarily silks and wools which are longer lasting and whose production has a lower environmental impact than synthetic fabrics.
Natural fabrics are more durable and long lived, and are generally biodegradable at the end of their useful life.
We also use deadstock fabrics when possible to use up what has already been created and further reduce the overall waste in the industry.
Our silks are produced in Korea, use non-azo and non-formaldehyde dyes. The factory also reuses and recycles its water using a dual filtration system. Our wool comes from a single mill in Italy, Tessilbiella. The factory has participated in the organization Fashion Revolution's campaign promoting transparency in the supply chain. They are compliant with the EU's REACH standards regarding the environment and human health.