Siizu – Ethical Fashion

Siizu is an ethical, stylish brand using 100% organic, eco-friendly fabric to produce minimal waste garments without compromising quality.

Their philosophy being:

“To design and deliver beautiful, high-quality apparel made with sustainable manufacturing practices directly to you at an affordable price point.”

The informative website discloses where their fabrics originate, who is making the garment and what techniques are used. Their commitment to the environment is the real deal. From the fabrics used, to the factories the clothing is produced in, everything is carefully thought out then executed including donating 10% to plant trees. They’ve built a team of reputable, well-respected industry veterans. Some working with brands as big as Dolce & Gabbana, Max Mara, and Alexander Wang. They also sell natural skincare, handcrafted jewelry, fragrances and home decor ranging from candles to incense. Green Rewards, the cleverly named rewards program, awards 1 point for ever $1 spent.

Read more about the fabrics and factories below.

Organic Cotton Supplier Osaka, Japan

Produces Banshu-ori using a technique that dates back to the 1700’s and is rarely still practiced. This Japanese Cotton is durable, pill-resistant and soft.

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Sweater Factory Inner Mongolia

Their garments contain 70% of their own fiber sourced from their ranch. Wool is imported from domesticated Italian sheep to create Italian Merino Wool. The sheep are sheared only during summer months to prevent heat exhaustion. They also produce Inner Mongolia Cashmere which is obtained when Mongolian goats naturally shed hair. Making both processes 100% cruelty-free.

Image Credit: Siizu
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Clothing Factory New York, USA

Located in the Garment District, this factory owner strives for “comfort, health, looking nice & being kind to the environment”.

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Garment Factory Beijing, China

Adheres to Siizu’s Zero Waste design policy by employing skilled workers and creating a healthy, productive work environment which includes an onsite employee garden.

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Fabric Supplier Tokyo, Japan

This mill is responsible for the Extra Soft collection which mixes Tencel and Cotton. Tencel is extracted from raw material wood; it’s production uses 70% less land and 5% less water than cotton. As if that’s not exciting enough, it’s more absorbent than cotton, softer than silk and cooler than linen. They also produce the absorbent, breathable and long-lasting Japanese Linen made from flax plant fibers.

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Fabric Supplier Suzhou, China

This factory weaves, dyes and finishes Chinese Silk in its original birthplace.

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None of their garments should be exposed to high heat, bleach or stain removers as this can permanently damage the natural fibers.

Briana J Hunter

Fashion Journalist

Blogger/Fashion Journalist Intern