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 and reworked 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

  • Shopping bags that are 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]

THE REDEUX COLLECTION

All pieces in our Redeux Collection are given a new life — we take vintage pieces dating back to the 1940’s and rework them into one-of-a-kind garments. We use organic dye to create unique and wearable pieces, extending our sustainability promise to the environment.

REWORKED JEWELRY

All jewelry in our Atelier Sororité collection consists of 100% authentic vintage designer buttons, charms, and other pieces from authentic vintage designer garments that are often discarded or forgotten about. We personally rework and repurpose these pieces into jewelry in our studio, giving them new life and creating high quality, one-of-a-kind jewelry.

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]