ethically made principles
At Soluna Collective, we ensure that all artisans receive a fair wage, work in safe conditions, have the right to collective bargaining and are treated with respect. Our mission is to work closely with the artisans and suppliers to improve the livelihoods of the makers and the communities that support them. This commitment extends to community building, local environmental concerns, child care, access to education, and much more!
Our objective is simple - support women! This entails advocating for women's rights and supporting organizations and nonprofits that share this commitment. It also means highlighting amazing women, amplifying women's voices, and using our buying power to support women-led businesses!
In establishing our material profile, we evaluated a wide variety of materials based on the following metrics: Water usage, energy consumption, ecological footprint, toxicity of chemicals, eutrophication, CO2 emissions and end-of-life. Our goal is to find materials with the least amount of impact on the planet while also being able to withstand daily wear and tear. All of our data is derived from third party case studies and adapted for our distinctive supply chain. We strive to not only show numerical values but to also explain the methodologies guiding our conclusion.
We have been asking what’s next? How can we as individuals and as a brand, actively contribute and advocate for a better tomorrow? Acknowledging that our past efforts in supporting BIPOC communities have fallen short, we are committed to change. This is our action plan in support of BIPOC voices. We are determined to build on this platform, listen, learn and most importantly, never stop! As a BIPOC led company, this topic is and will always be an integral part of who we are.
We are devoted to working with hands over machines at as many steps in the process as possible! Most of our garments contain at least one handmade element, while others are considered 100% handmade. That means, the entire process from cultivating the cotton, spinning, dyeing, to final assembly has been done completely by hand! Embracing this approach allows us to generate additional job opportunities, catering to a diverse array of skilled artisans.
Color is multifaceted. It can alter your mood, make a statement and be authentic to who you are. It’s an extended representation of your style, personality and in many cases, what you stand for. A world full of color is a world we want to be a part of! At Soluna Collective, we are devoted to keeping color a part of our world but in an environmentally responsible way.