Jackalo stands as a beacon of sustainability and durability in the realm of children’s clothing. Crafting clothes designed for adventurous young spirits, Jackalo ensures that every garment can withstand the challenges posed by tree climbing, skating, or just playful frolics in the mud. But these clothes aren’t just robust; they’re crafted with an earnest respect for the planet.
Their approach goes beyond just clothing. Embracing a zero-waste philosophy, Jackalo recycles scrap fabric from their production process, upcycling scraps into unique, functional accessories. They’re nurturing a culture of repair and reuse, designing garments that can be easily fixed, and offering resources to promote such practices. The innovative tradeUP program is another commendable initiative: as children outgrow their Jackalo clothes, the brand buys them back for renewal, resale, or recycling, aiming for full circularity in the future.
Environmental considerations permeate every facet of Jackalo’s operations. From employing sustainable packaging practices, such as recycled plastic polybags and compostable shipping materials, to championing energy-efficient factories and waste reduction measures. Their dedication also extends to their partnerships. Collaborating with like-minded makers, they work with certified production partners globally who share their commitment to both the environment and worker well-being.
Founder, Marianna Sachse, driven by her personal experiences and the desire for durable kids’ clothing, has ensured Jackalo’s offerings are not just about longevity, but also about fostering ethical and sustainable choices.
Their raw materials, like corduroy and terry, are ethically sourced from Herbal Fab, supporting organic farming practices in Kyrgyzstan and Uganda and ensuring fair trade and sustainable agriculture knowledge are prioritized. Moreover, garments are assembled in Portugal, a nation known for its skilled craftspeople and strong labor rights, while accessories find their origins in the Netherlands, made by individuals overcoming barriers to traditional employment.
Taking strides in carbon neutrality, Jackalo partners with SimpliZero to offset emissions across all work phases, from farm to doorstep. At its core, Jackalo’s mission is clear: To offer better clothes, drive sustainability, and reshape the world of children’s clothing.