Here is a more detailed outline of our sustainability philosophy and and how we believe our brand is supporting a move towards more responsible consumption.
01 Protection of the environment
Globally, around 56 million tonnes of clothing are bought each year, and this is expected to rise to 93 million tonnes by 2030 and 160 million tonnes by 2050. Oroz & Co stands for slow fashion. We want purchases to be made more consciously and less impulsively and believe in quality over quantity!
10% of the world’s greenhouse gas emission comes from the fashion industry, totaling 2.1 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions, contributing to climate change and destroying the planet we love. To minimize our carbon footprint, we source our materials locally (in Spain and Italy) and all of the production is done at local ateliers.
We recognise production and consumption are never without impact but we are doing our best to find the least harmful way to do this and will constantly strive to do this better.
02 Respect for animals
Each year, more than 1 billion animals, cows, calves, pigs, lambs and dogs and cats are killed for their skin because leather is not just a by-product of meat, it is the most profitable derivative of this industry. To buy leather is to directly support intensive breeding and cruelty to animals.
We are animal lovers and want to make all of our products vegan and cruelty fee. We found the best leather alternatives meaning we can stay true to our values while not compromising on quality.
03 Look after our Oceans
We believe the fashion industry can regenerate our natural environment instead of depleting it if we measure our impact and invest in proven methods to counteract it. The ocean has the power to reverse climate change so in order to offset our current emissions and actively contribute to the reduction of carbon in the atmosphere, we are proud to have partnered with Sea Trees.
Our donations support Sea Trees to plant Mangroves forests around the world, which are estimated to sequester 5-10 times more CO2 out of the atmosphere per hectare than tropical rainforests. They are also 1000x more cost-efficient at protecting coastlines than seawalls. Much of that carbon is stored in the soil and sediment that make up a mangrove ecosystem.
By implementing this Offsetting Program, we are able to reduce our Carbon Footprint while regenerating our other great love, the Ocean.
04 On Demand Production
Overproduction in the fashion industry has a major negative impact. We do not want to add to this problem and so we will mainly operate using a pre-order system which allows us to accurately calculate production volumes. For you, this means we are able to offer more competitive prices as we don't have to price in waste or unsold goods while you are also participating in the movement towards more sustainable fashion.
All our boxes, stickers, tape and tissue paper are made of FSC certified recycled and recyclable paper and cardboard (from responsibly cultivated forests) and printed with soy-based inks, an eco-friendly (an alternative to petroleum-based inks made from soybeans, a renewable resource)
All products come with a dust bag made of European certified organic cotton and dyed with eco dyes. Feel free to use them to protect your apparel or to re-use them for whatever you prefer (we love to use them to pack clothes in our suitcases or as laundry bags)
All of our packaging is sourced in Europe to help reduce our carbon footprint.
We use innovative fabrics that are not only vegan, but often also organic, recycled, recyclable and safe for the planet. Our first collections utilize an innovative leather alternative made from corn waste and we are constantly looking for the latest materials and processes to make sure we are at the forefront of sustainable fashion.
07 Zero Waste
In every step of the process, we are committed to reducing waste and incorporating as many recycled and end of life materials as we can. We produce limited quantities of our apparel and try to be creative with our excess materials to ensure they do not go to waste.