We have big goals. And you probably see a lot of brands with big
Quality is something you can feel. When you touch your favorite Tradlands sweater, dress, or shirt we hope you feel the quality, construction, and carefully crafted details that go into each piece we make.
For our fabrics, we use natural fibers like linen, Tencel, cotton, and more, and deadstock fabrics. Utilizing deadstock fabrics is a great way to make what normally would become waste into something wonderful. Our classic flannels were a best-seller and were commonly made from headstock fabric - fabric that was unused from other businesses who ended up with excess - that we can cut and make into something you'll love for years to come.
With our natural fibers, you will see lots of soft cotton and blends of linen and tencel pieces too. These fabrics are soft, comfortable, relatively easy to care for, and long-lasting which makes them the perfect pick for a timeless design. We go beyond in our effort to help every customer elongate the lifetime of their garment by providing tons of care tips and even ideas on how to store our pieces so that during their off-season, they're cared for to ensure longevity.
We do everything we can to get the highest quality piece of clothing to you but we know that that's only half the battle. Caring for them, washing them appropriately, and storing them is an essential part of making sure our timeless essentials stay timeless.
We have plans for 2022 and 2023 to finally begin incorporating Organic Cotton and more natural fibers into our mix.
[Add in] If possible we try to up-cycle unused fabrics into items like bandanas and scrunchies.
Eco wash process when we can - do we still do this?
COST PER WEAR
Cost Per Wear
Tradlands was built on the foundation of creating high-quality closet essentials you will love to live in for years to come. We were inspired by the durability and quality of menswear and created styles that we love with the same everlasting build.
While this has been our focus, we’ve also made continuous and intentional efforts to do good for the environment, the people, and the industry that we work with. Instead of trying to be all things to all people, we’re using our corner of the world, our sliver of the internet, to focus more on the impact of cost per wear. We want to educate and inspire our already thoughtful customers into becoming more conscious consumers by buying fewer, higher-quality pieces that stand the test of time.
Cost Per Wear (CPW) is simply an equation to measure the quality of the items you’re buying. Don’t worry, the math isn’t too hard. One of our fundamental goals is to combat the idea of fast fashion being the only way we can buy. The need and pressure to keep consuming and buying more only to have these items thrown away in a few months, damaged after very little use, or seeing wasted money hanging in your closet, leaves us discouraged and consumers unfulfilled. This is why we created closet essentials. Those chameleon pieces that become the foundation of your wardrobe.
Did you know that wearing clothing 50 times instead of 5 times (the fast fashion average) reduces carbon emissions by more than 400% per item per year? That’s why quality is important to us.
We create clothing that works for your lifestyle and holds up along the way. The details are purposeful. The interior seams are clean and finished. We work with natural materials like cotton, silk, and Tencel. Each collection is produced in small batches with established, ethical facilities and independent artisans — so we produce less waste. Each partner specializes in high-quality garments and help us meet our specifications.
Our goal is to create better products for you and a better future for the planet and the people we work with.
Compostable Poly Mailers for all packages from warehouse
Biodegradable hang tag - goal reached
Biodegradable product sleeve - goal reached
Goals to reduce paper, packing slips, extra plastic in all orders for 2022
All the little pieces:
You'll find a few things in your package once your new items arrive. First will be the Polybag.
Our clothing is made to last, but this bag is not — thankfully. This eco-friendly, non-toxic mailer is made from a cornstarch blend and is 100% biodegradable and compostable.
The most sustainable way to dispose of this bag is to shred and add it to home compost or have it sent to a local composting facility. Yep, it's that simple. In the past, we were using highly breathable poly sleeves that held and protected each product but now we're adding something without taking anything away. This is in line with our goal to reduc
Is this hangtag worth hanging onto? Nope.
This hangtag is FSC certified and is made from 100% recycled fiber. Simply add this to your recycling to sustainably dispose of it. Thank you for doing your part in protecting our planet.
Link to our Brand page : One Tribe Brand Page example
Link to Responsible Manufacturing Page - family-owned, smaller factories
Individual factory pages linked to that
What they make:
Goals - Begin Compliance audits with additional safety measures nearing the end of the pandemic
We work with two small family-owned, responsible factories. One makes our knitwear and the other our woven goods. Our suppliers comply with employment laws and regulations, with particular regard to a minimum age of employment, freely chosen employment, terms of employment, rates of pay, working hours, health, and safety. There is absolutely no discrimination and no harsh or inhumane treatment.
This also includes regulations with US-based standards of working hours, paying overtime, and never allowing triple shifts. We perform compliance audits yearly to evaluate employee satisfaction and environmental conditions. How a business treats its workers speaks volumes of their motives in business and this has been something we made a priority when it came to running a business.