Sustainability is at our core.
Before a brand we are people that care deeply about the planet we get to call home. And the more we learn and discover about climate change and the impact it is having on our home, the more we feel compelled to make changes that support environmental solutions, both in our everyday life and in business.
So perhaps you’re wondering why would we start something up in an industry that is responsible for 10% of annual global carbon emissions? Considering that’s more than all international flights and maritime shipping combined, it might seem a little counterproductive to try helping our planet this way.
But our mission is simple: We want to change the way people shop. Because at this rate, the fashion industry’s greenhouse gas emissions will surge more than 50% by 2030.
At SOKOH Collective we believe that owning timeless wardrobe basics means that we can buy fewer things. It’s straightforward really: our pieces are designed for you to wear time and time again, crafted from high quality fabrics with as little negative environmental impact as we found possible.
From design to production, to marketing and packaging, we have sustainability deeply ingrained in what we do. For our first drop, we have chosen to only work with certified organic or recycled fabrics and we’ve created our custom colours using a natural plant-dyeing technique on our island home in Bali, Indonesia.
Our first drop was a huge learning curve for us and it definitely came with its challenges and mistakes. For example, we over-ordered fabrics to sample with, made multiple car journeys and deliveries instead of one due to fuzzy-head decision making, sampled one too many of the recycled paper postcards that our customers receive with every order, and many many more. But we are learning and we’re excited to continue to improve.
If you have questions, comments, or feedback on any of the above we’d love to hear from you. You can reach both co-founders, Pedro and Rosie, on email@example.com