why wearwell

From Los Angeles to New Delhi, over 14 million garment workers around the world make the clothing we wear. The majority of those garment workers are unfairly paid and work in unsafe conditions.

On top of that, the fashion industry’s unsustainable environmental practices pollute waterways with toxic dyes, use materials that devastate our oceans, and create waste that can take anywhere from 20-200 years to decompose in a landfill.

 

Have confidence that your clothing is making a difference.

 

As sustainability becomes buzzier, it’s hard to know who you can trust and who is greenwashing. We dig into information from every brand that we work with to understand the impact they are delivering on.

What we mean by impact

We look for brands making a positive impact in two distinct areas: workers’ rights and the environment. Depending on the context,

Workers’ rights can include:

  • fair and/or living wage, 
  • safe and secure work environment, 
  • the right to unionize, 
  • access to healthcare, and 
  • additional support, such as education, microloans, or health services for employees and/or their children.

Environmental impact can include:

  • the use of organic materials, 
  • deadstock fabrics, 
  • zero waste processes, 
  • carbon neutral factories, non-toxic and natural dyes, 
  • circular or low water use, and 
  • salvaged or upcycled materials.

When deciding which brands to partner with, we look at the brand’s self-reported information on workers’ rights and environmental sustainability as well as impact criteria from leading certifications such as: Fair Trade, GOTS Certified, BlueSign, OEKO-TEX Standard 100, and B Corp.

Where we’re headed

Our work here is never done. As wearwell grows, we’ll continue to evaluate the brands that we work with, learn from the choices we’ve made, and identify what we can do to make sure that our members’ purchases make the greatest positive impact possible.

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