Outerknown is a clothing brand deeply rooted in sustainability and fair labor practices. Over seven years, they’ve taken significant strides toward environmental protection and supporting ethical work standards. Here are some notable efforts:
- Through Outerworn, they’ve kept 1,800+ garments from landfills, promoting a circular economy by allowing customers to buy and sell pre-loved pieces.
- They’ve channeled $133k to enhance workers’ lives via the Fairtrade Premium, funding initiatives like extended healthcare and housing support.
- By 2022, their use of preferred fibers, like organic cotton and recycled cotton, increased to 95%, underscoring their dedication to responsible materials.
- Collaboration with Bergman Rivera has seen the conversion of 28 acres to Regenerative Organic Certified™ practices.
- Outerknown ensures that 67% of their supply chain respects human rights, with ties to two B Corp Certified suppliers and eight facilities powered by renewable energy.
- Their association with Project Vermont repurposed 960 lbs of denim, turning them into bags, and reused 400 lbs of wool sweaters to craft mittens and blankets.
Furthermore, Outerknown is transparent about its suppliers and is active with organizations like Brother Benno, The Ocean Cleanup, and Surfrider Foundation. They’ve set ambitious 2030 Sustainability Goals, aspiring for full circularity and innovative sustainable practices. Partners like Fair Labor Association and Fair Trade USA enhance their commitment to ethical labor and responsible sourcing.