Our Sustainability Efforts
Our journey to create a sustainably- minded fashion label is just getting started. We have been inspired by the things we learned from the global fashion community and motivated by the progress we have made and will continue to make in the years to come. We still have a way to go, but we’re proud of our efforts thus far.
We have divided our sustainability initiatives into three main key areas: People, Planet and Product.
People are at the heart of the business and empowering them is an utmost important value to us. We aim to live and practice this value at every moment.
To this end, we want Parlez De Vous to have a positive impact on every person that comes into contact with the brand – from our overseas suppliers, to our local vendors and the seamstresses in our atelier. Over the years we have developed long lasting relationships with our suppliers, making sure they abide by fair trade rules, fair payments and high standard working conditions with their employees as we do. Our company is committed to non-discrimination, gender equity, and supporting women’s economic empowerment.
We know that manufacturing clothes will always have an impact on our environment, but we are passionate about innovation and are committed to learning our production options and making conscious improvements across all levels of the business, so that our impact may have a positive influence rather than a negative one on our earth.
Our products are designed to be loved and treasured a lifetime. To this end, we continue to work with the highest quality ethically sourced natural materials so that our products will minimize their trace on earth. We’re also committed to manufacturing in small quantities or on a pre-order basis to help minimize excess fabric and unsold inventory waste, which account for 10% of the world’s carbon emission.
We are committed to continue to improve and press for more sustainable business practices and are optimistic about the future; however, we feel it’s important to be transparent about the challenges faced by the industry and by us as a small independently owned business.