OUR SUSTAINABILITY JOURNEY
Sustainability is an integral thread woven into our label’s mission. We want to invest in our planet, support our local community and protect our world resources for generations to come. Our first collection, Future Proof Essentials, strives to create a platform for consumers to make a difference. By shifting the focus from temporary trends to enduring essentials, SANS FAFF encourages buying more responsibly and wearing more consciously. While we are not perfect, we are eager to learn and explore new ideas to accelerate responsible change in our business.
The quest for cheaper and faster production in the fashion industry continues to exploit vulnerable workers through long hours, low pay and dangerous working conditions. As activists for the future we want to build, we want to make a difference when it comes to the way fashion is produced. SANS FAFF is a call to arms for slow fashion and conscious consumption. We are focused on producing limited pieces at limited quantities - to preserve resources and avoid waste. In order to have full oversight of our production, all of our pieces are responsibly made in Singapore by a local family run business.
Our factory resides in a Jurong Town Corporation (JTC) industrial estate in Singapore. As a government owned real estate company, under the Ministry of Trade and Industry, JTC strives to provide safe working conditions for all of its tenants and visitors. JTC enforces strict tenancy guidelines that provide clean working conditions, structural safety, fire protection, energy savings and the accessibility requirements needed to maintain a safe working environment for everyone.
The fashion industry is responsible for 92 million tons of solid waste dumped into landfills each year. That's the equivalent of one garbage truck full of clothes being dumped into a landfill every second of the day. In order to innovate and redesign the way we produce and consume fashion it is our goal to become 100% accountable for our environmental footprint as well as the whole lifecycle of our products. For our first step towards this mission, we are proud to share that all of our packaging and hang tags are made from recyclable Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper and our mailer bags are biodegradable. We do not use harmful plastics in our packaging and we also work hard to avoid all single use plastics in our production and final products.
Over 120 million trees are cut down every year to make clothes and 30% of the rayon and viscose used in fashion comes from endangered and ancient forests. As we learned more about the toll that wood based viscose takes on our world's forests we decided to shift our focus towards our signature Forest Stewardship Certified (FSC) bamboo fibre. Not only is bamboo ultra gentle on your skin it's the fastest growing plant in the world - growing at an impressive rate of up to one meter per day, it is truly a renewable resource.
'1% For The Planet' is a member-based nonprofit organization that provides a platform for businesses from across the globe to donate 1% of their annual sales to environmental nonprofit organisations. Through active and engaging partnerships between businesses and non profits, this global network helps SANS FAFF to donate 1% of our total sales towards non profit organisations that work to protect our only home.