The Standard Stitch champions ethical and sustainable fashion, deeply considering the planet and its inhabitants in every garment they craft. Their commitment is evident in their meticulous selection of materials, opting for organic and recycled cotton, which promotes sustainable farming and decreases textile waste. They prioritize vegan and cruelty-free materials, even down to the smallest details like labels and drawcords, ensuring no animal products are used. With eco-friendly packaging made from 100% recycled content, and an aversion to plastic, they further their commitment to environmental care.
Their approach extends to their production methods, with clothing being produced just miles away from their Los Angeles office, ensuring fair wages and safe working conditions. They collaborate with Native Energy, investing in carbon offsets, specifically the Medford Spring Grassland Conservation Project.
In a bid for transparency, The Standard Stitch aims for full traceability of their supply chain. Their lifecycle assessment of clothing promotes a circular model, emphasizing longevity and recyclability, avoiding the waste associated with fast fashion. Customers can even return their worn The Standard Stitch clothes for recycling, earning credit in return.
The Standard Stitch believes in inclusivity, offering clothes for every size and shape, from XS to 5X. Their foundation is rooted in respect for both people and the planet, valuing diversity and promoting a supportive work environment.
They carry brands like GuppyFriend, which aids in capturing microfibers during washing, and Native Energy for carbon offset initiatives. They also rely on third-party certifications such as Organic Cotton Standard, Global Recycled Standard, Global Organic Textile Standard, Okeo-Tex, Forest Stewardship Council, and Bluesign to ensure the authenticity and ethical nature of their materials.