“Sustainability is the integration of environmental health, social equity, and economic vitality in order to create thriving, healthy, diverse, and resilient communities for this generation and generations to come. The practice of sustainability recognizes how these issues are interconnected and require a systems approach and an acknowledgment of complexity.”UCLA Sustainability Committee.
Paz Textiles is a manufacturer that pays attention to the production of sustainable clothing.
We are a business that puts the planet, people and profits in equal measure when it comes to sustainability.
We are consistently working on bringing circular principles to guide our approach when sourcing materials, clothing design, manufacturing and transportation of the apparels. We will continue to do all we can to provide clothes that can be retained for as long as possible before re-entering the system through re-use or recycling.
Waste is separated in paper, plastic and general waste. At the moment, all fabric scraps go into the general waste. We are looking into circular options to repurpose fabric scraps at the moment.
Electricity consumption has been lowered by switching to LED lighting and lower voltage sewing machines.
Why is Sustainable Fashion Important?
Quality reduces waste
Sustainable brands focus on quality, using materials and finishes that are made to last as well as being kind to the environment. The clothing produced by fast fashion brands isn’t made to last – the aim is to get you to buy more, so why would the focus be on making quality long lasting clothing? In choosing sustainable brands that provide quality, you can reduce your waste as well as the amount of clothing that you buy (also saving you money).
It’s better for the planet
The fast fashion industry leaves behind a huge environmental footprint. From the landfill impact, and power and water consumption, to the pesticides and insecticide used in growing cotton and the chemicals that are making their way into the water supply and affecting the health of those in the supply chain, it’s safe to say fast fashion is a real problem for the environment. In choosing sustainable fashion you can say no to supporting the negative environmental impact that the fashion industry is causing, and in-turn reduce your own environmental foot print.
It’s better for people
Fast fashion has kept the cost of clothing down at the cost of low pay and conditions in developing countries. By switching to ethically made brands you are ensuring that the clothing you choose to spend your money on hasn’t taken advantage of workers or used child labour.
We take care to supply the raw materials of the clothes we manufacture with a social responsibility approach.
Ethical manufacturing is definitely at the core of the ethical fashion movement and of our mission. We attach importance to providing our employees with fair hours and wages, health care, family support and similar social benefits.
Some fabrics have been around since the beginning of time for good reasons. Allowing our bodies to breathe and regulate body temperatures, natural fabrics are best for our skin as well as typically consume fewer chemicals during processing and release no microplastics to biodegrade. Read the product descriptions to find out whether your product is made by pure natural materials or if some are blends or have been processed to become a fabric.
Every product labeled with this value contains eco-friendlier alternatives to their conventional fabric. Ranging from initiatives such as less water and energy usage, re-usage of toxic chemicals or natural dyes that preserve our soils’ diversity and keep our waterways unpolluted, textiles manufactured using low CO2 emissions, to rubber plantations that encourage reforestation, these pieces do not cost us our Earth.
New and efficient technologies allow us to explore ways and design in a manner that aids us in reducing waste and water usage on top of enhancing functionality as much as possible.
Instead of harmful, synthetic materials, we prefer sustainable materials that are natural, renewable and carbon neutral and use less energy for production.
We make a conscious effort to reduce material waste as much as possible for a healthy and happy planet in our production process. No waste is left on their cutting table – any excess pieces, such as offcuts are upcycled to make new pieces, to prevent landfill build up and pollution.