‘Ethical Fashion is about demanding quality not only from the clothes we wear, but in the quality of lives of the people who are making it.’
Palm Collective advocates ethical and sustainable practices through our design process, fabric selection, manufacturing activities, and packaging choices.
Sustainable fibers and fabrics are at the focus of our collections. We design most of our garments using eco-friendly (and equally scrumptious to wear) fabrics such as rayon and linen.
Rayon is produced from renewable cellulosic plants such as beech trees, pine trees, and bamboo. Sustainably harvested, rayon has an incredible silk-like drape and is very soft to touch. Rayon uses half the energy and water consumption than harvesting cotton.
Linen is an environmentally friendly fabric made from the flax plant. Growing flax requires less water and fewer pesticides than cotton, making it one of the best sustainable fabric choices. The durability of linen means it lasts longer than other materials, and it’s strong, naturally moth-resistant make-up is also bio-de-gradable.
We work with small family-run artisian workshops in Indonesia, and pay them above-average wages. We consider our sewers, patternmakers and tailors part of our family. A lot of our manufacturing teams are husband and wife duos. Working with family-run workshops gives our tailors ‘work-life’ balance, allowing them the flexibility to earn money and raise a family at the same time. Due to the flexibility of our workshops, many of our tailors are able to work around school hours, allowing them time to spend with their kids.
We have recently made the move to package our clothing in decomposable garment bags as well as recyclable pink mailers. Our packaging is made from plant-based materials and can be recycled and if buried, it is 100% de-compostable.