we care. nous nous soucions.

Sustainability is a central part of sororité; in fact, we first started to curate sustainable vintage in 2010 and were the first vintage shop on Instagram to offer 100% biodegradable and recyclable packaging. By combining our investment in eco-friendly product packaging with vintage, pre-loved clothing, we are minimizing energy, waste, and water footprints.

OUR PACKAGING

All of our packaging is carefully selected and made from recyclable or biodegradable materials:

  • Bubble mailers made from 100% recycled content

  • Cardstock made from 100% recycled content

  • Natural jute twine that is 100% biodegradable

  • Recyclable tissue paper made from both post-industrial and post-consumer recycled content

PRE-LOVED AND VINTAGE CLOTHING

By wearing pre-loved and vintage clothing, you are reducing your personal carbon footprint. This occurs in two ways:

  1. You are reducing the amount of emissions and resources put into your wardrobe that impacts the environment

  2. You are providing used garments with a home, rather than contributing to the 10.5 million (and growing) tons of textiles discarded to landfills each year [1]

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

The packaging and fast fashion industries are some of the most polluting industries in the world. Knowledge is power, so here are a few statistics on the global impacts of fast fashion and product packaging:

  • Garment manufacturing causes about 20% of industrial water pollution [2]

  • It takes 2,700 liters of water to produce a single cotton shirt, which is enough water for one person to drink for 2.5 years [3]

  • 32% of the 78 million tons of plastic packaging produced annually is left to flow into our oceans [4]

  • Of the 14.68 million tons of plastic packaging generated in the United States in 2015, 68.6% of it was landfilled [5]