Taking the time to actively respect people and the planet is crucial for our future.
We invest considerable time into carefully researching and selecting the talented partners we work with to create our pieces.
All of our employees are treated with the utmost respect and paid fairly. Garment production is a hugely technical process which we highly respect, and it is imperative that we keep our skilled artisans happy and in work. The majority of our chosen partners are located within Europe, to allow us to maintain full visibility of our supply chains, as well as verifying our fabric mills certifications and manufacturing technologies.
COVID19 has placed unprecedented pressure on some of our mills, suppliers and manufacturers, but we remain committed to our partners, and endeavour to work alongside them to continue to safely place orders to help them recover from this current crisis.
MADE IN ENGLAND
All of our silk pieces are crafted and printed in England. We choose to work with individuals and companies based in the UK to create these collections to reduce our carbon footprint, and to utilise and celebrate the skillsets we can access locally. We reuse our silk offcuts to produce unique accessories, such as our Silk Turband Collection, also handmade in England.
For our other categories such as jersey, knit and shirting we only partner with specialist companies that we believe in, which are carefully selected and audited to ensure the best quality product is made within a safe and respectful environment for its employees.
We believe that to fully appreciate the world we live and travel in, part of our responsibility is to give back where we can to those who find themselves in need. We will be partnering with focus charities which tie in to specific moments of need, and our love of travel and the world.
The first of these partnerships is with The Trussell Trust to help fund Food banks during the COVID19 crisis. Food banks support the most vulnerable in our communities, and have been heavily impacted by COVID19 restrictions. £10 of every sale of our limited edition organic cotton T-shirts will be donated direct to The Trussell Trust during 2020. We also ran a giving campaign during Black Friday weekend to stand against excessive and wasteful sales, instead donating £5 for every order received across our entire online store to The Trussell Trust.
YAITTE always takes social responsibility seriously and we care deeply about the lives of people in our communities, as well as those involved in the production of our garments.
We deliberately create limited quantities of all our pieces, and request pre-order on a number of items online to reduce waste stock, and to ensure that each piece we create is delivered to an individual who will cherish their item for years to come.
In addition, we have now begun to feature pieces crafted from deadstock fabric salvaged from another luxury brand closing for business, therefore saving useable fabric from landfill. This enables us to breathe new life into existing textiles. These particular fabric bases were tested to verify their composition and are certified to being made in Italy.
Our first product crafted from this salvaged fabric is the OLA Trouser - a wide leg, floor grazing, sleek 100% white wool crepe trouser.
As a brand based upon travel and exploration, the ocean is hugely important to us. Oceans, seas and coastal areas form an integrated and essential component of the Earth’s ecosystem and are critical to sustainable development.
To avoid unnecessary use of plastic which ends up in our seas, we are committed to packaging made from certified sustainable sources. Our paper envelopes are 100% recyclable, printed using water based inks and FSC certified. Our bespoke tissue paper is 100% biodegradable, printed using water based inks and FSC certified. Each order comes with a handwritten 100% recycled paper postcard to individually thank each and every one of our customers.
LAST A LIFETIME
Designing and producing considered, quality clothing from sustainable sources, which really stand the test of time, is one of the most environmentally-conscious and socially responsible positions we can adopt as a brand. We are at the beginning of our journey, and commit to learn as we evolve. We are sourcing, making and redefining our sustainable goals behind the products we design for YAITTE, helping to create a better future.