From the start of our journey, we knew we wanted to make a commitment to sustainability, and have made a pledge to make sustainability at the forefront of all of our decisions as a business.
We have a long way to go but continue to make sure we are making positive impact and focus on making and designing quality items that will last a lifetime.
We want to ensure a positive impact for the people we depend on and those who depend on us in return. We believe everybody in our supply chain should be treated with respect and dignity. We believe everybody should earn a fair wage. As such, we have a responsibility to ensure that we work with manufacturers and suppliers who share our values and treat their workers fairly and with respect. Have built strong relationships with our factories and suppliers in Europe, and we visit regularly in order to maintain our confidence in their work practices and manufacturing quality.
Whilst we are not a vegetarian brand, we are committed to treating animals and their habitats with respect. As such there are certain materials or fibres we do not use because they pose a significant risk
We do not use:
- Exotic skins
- Merino wool that is not certified mulesing free
- Down or feathers that are not certified by the Responsible Down Standard or Traceable Down Standard
MATERIALS & PROCESSES
For every product we make we carefully consider the aesthetic, quality, functionality and sustainability attributes of the materials we source, and we have been working hard to build the right network of suppliers which can support our goal to source and develop environmentally preferred materials.
We will continue to source more of our preferred materials, however there are some materials and processes we have completely eliminated because of their demonstrable impact.
We do not use:
- Acrylic fur
- Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs are used in some waterproof coatings and contaminate waterways)
- Sandblasting (Sometimes used in denim treatment and is hazardous to human health)
We recycle, compost organic wastes, and recycle or donate our textile scraps whenever possible. Zero waste is our goal.
With an aim to reduce waste, we keep all of our packaging to a minimum. When necessary we use recycled paper or cardboard and in an effort to eliminate single use plastic from our supply chain we are in the process of switching our conventional garment polybags to a compostable alternative.
You can help your garments last longer and reduce their environmental impact by caring from them properly. We encourage our customers to:
- Wash your clothes less (spot clean wherever possible)
- Wash on low temperatures (on 30 degrees or less)
- Avoid tumble drying
- Iron less (hang your clothes to dry)
- Only dry clean when absolutely necessary and use an eco-friendly service
- Repair and keep your garments (please contact us if you have any questions)
We hope that you cherish your Sara Tamimi products for a long long time, and if the time comes you wish to part ways with one of your pieces we encourage you to
- Gift or swap with a sibling, parent or friend (hopefully they will love it as much as you did)
- Sell it on a leading luxury resale platform such as the Vestiaire Collective or TheRealReal