SUSTAINABILITY

the intersection of environmental, social, and economic responsibility

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Environmental Responsibility:
the duty of a company (or an individual) to operate in a way that protects the natural environment

Social Responsibility:
the duty of a company (or an individual) to operate in a way that includes the fair treatment of all human beings, resources, and the law. 

Economic Responsibility:
the duty of a company (or an individual) to operate in a way that efficiently utilizes resources and materials to minimize waste and to ensure fair business transactions.

HOW WE CURATE

At Moda Verde, we thoughtfully curate apparel brands that fall under the three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social, and economic responsibility. Each brand is thoroughly researched to understand the type of impact that they have on people and the planet. To understand a brand's sustainability claims, we look at aspects such as their supply chain transparency, outside certifications, official reports, and future business goals. Below we have highlighted different aspects of each pillar of sustainability. On our BRAND page, we make sure and include all the applicable sustainability aspects of the company (highlighted through our pillar icons), so that you can ensure that your values align with the brand's. 

SOCIAL

ECONOMIC

ENVIRONMENTAL

  • Organic or Natural Materials
     

  • Recycled Fibers or Fabrics
     

  • Compostable, Biodegradable, or Recyclable Packaging
     

  • Vegan Attributes
     

  • Natural Dyes
     

  • Low Water Impact
     

  • Low GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions.

  • Transparency
     

  • Certify Living Wages to Garment Workers
     

  • Code of Conduct
     

  • Factory Certifications (SA8000)
     

  • Factory Audits
     

  • Fair Trade
     

  • Diversity and Inclusion

  • Closed Loop Supply Chain
     

  • Carbon Footprint Offsets
     

  • Small Batch Manufacturing (or On-Demand)
     

  • Involvement with Outside Organizations or NGOs.
     

  • Certifications
     

  • Quarterly/Annual Sustainability Reporting