Sustainablility Goals

What is Sustainable Fashion to Hippie Trail?

Understanding sustainable fashion can be different for everyone, as it involves various perspectives and aspects. It's a complex concept without a universally agreed-upon definition within the industry.

Our Definition of Sustainable Fashion:

At Hippie Trail, we see sustainable fashion as a commitment to respecting and safeguarding both people and the environment throughout the entire fashion supply chain — from designing and producing clothing to selling and using it. Our goal is to conserve and restore ecosystems while minimizing any negative impact on communities and nature.

We align ourselves with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, specifically the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our dedication extends to implementing sustainable practices at every level of our production chain.

 

Key Sustainable Practices at Hippie Trail

 

1. Material Choices:

   - We exclusively use plant-based fabrics and minimize the 'wet-process.'

   - Related SDGs: 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), 13 (Climate Action), 14 (Life Below Water), 15 (Life on Land).

   - We avoid fabrics linked to deforestation, such as viscose, by choosing local plant-based options.

 

2. Avoiding Synthetic Fabrics:

   - We reject synthetic fabrics like polyester, nylon, and acrylic.

   - Reasons: Reducing fossil fuel dependence, preventing greenhouse gas emissions, and mitigating microfiber pollution in water systems.

 

3. Empowering Women in Slow Fashion:

   - We operate as a slow fashion brand, predominantly employing independent women tailors.

   - Contributing to SDGs: 1 (No Poverty), 5 (Gender Equality), 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth).

   - Empowering women economically, providing fair working conditions, and minimizing the negative impacts of fast fashion.

 

4. Zero Waste Approach:

   - Mindful small-scale production with a focus on zero waste.

   - Supporting SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production).

   - Designing with timeless quality, utilizing fabric remnants for creating additional items like face masks and hair bands.

 

5. Eco-Friendly Packaging:

   - Packaging designed with nature in mind, using natural, handcrafted materials.

   - Aligning with SDGs 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) and 13 (Climate Action).

   - Encouraging biodegradable or recyclable packaging.

 

6. Gender Equality and Diversity:

   - A commitment to reducing gender-based discrimination, exploitation, and violence.

   - Supporting SDG 5 (Gender Equality) and fostering an inclusive team with diverse backgrounds.

 

7. Promoting Self-Love and Comfort:

   - Encouraging self-love and comfort in one's own skin.

   - Contributing to SDG 10 (Reduce Inequalities).

   - Celebrating individual beauty and uniqueness.


At Hippie Trail, sustainable fashion is not just a concept but a way of life. We invite you to embrace our commitment to a fashion future that respects both people and the planet. 🌿✨

Want to know more?

Sustainable Development Goals - UN Global Compact NL (gcnetherlands.nl)