Sustainability - Reducing our Impacts
Sustainability has always been the heart in everything we do. At Zepherra, we strive to be part of the solution and pride ourselves in creating fashion by applying sustainable practices right from the start to end for every single clothing piece.
Core, Timeless Pieces. Designed to last. Buy less, buy better.
Zepherra products are designed and produced with sustainability in mind. By only making the garments on order, we eliminate inventory wastage. All Zepherra clothes are designed to transcend beyond fads and time. They can be worn for a long time while still staying relevant and fashionable. We aim to re-envision the future of fashion by making clothes what they should be:
Clothes that fit. Clothes that last. Pieces that impact and inspire.
A stitch at a time, we aim to change the world.
Each piece is handmade by hand-skilled women. We work on the pieces in our own studio, piece by piece, with the help of some seamstresses under fair working conditions. Collaborating with other seamstresses allows us the opportunity to drive positive change, support small time businesses and encourage sustainability.
It’s hard to understand the time and perseverance that goes into a handmade product. Behind every stitch lies the hardwork and dedication of artisan women and their story to keep the traditions of custom dressmaking alive. Each custom design follows the traditional methods of patternmaking, draping and sewing stitch by stitch meticulously. Each handmade product is a dream of the beautiful world, where makers are respected and celebrated and commitment to hard work is appreciated. We make sure that all the makers are paid fairly for their work. All the materials are ethically sourced from beginning to end to ensure that we know the conditions under which it was produced.
Less is more
Packaging generates waste that ends up in the landfills. We aim to reduce our impact on the environment as much as possible by reducing the brand packaging typically used for an online store.
Another way we approach packaging is through our introduction of fabric bags made from fabric scraps discarded by factories. The fabric bags can be reused again and again for gift wrapping or personal storage. (For bridal gowns)
For other garments, we will use recycled or reused plastic bags and poly mailer bags. It’s the best we could do at this time, but we want it to be better. We aim to move towards a fully biodegradable packaging solutions in the coming future.
Reduce, reuse and repurpose
Zepherra collaborates with some factories and designers to collect surplus fabrics and leftover fabric scraps. We build as much value as we can into each piece of fabric and design them into a truly unique collection of men accessories. Using fabric off-cuts means that every design is a limited edition. View this collection here.
A business often uses a ton of stuff. To minimise our impact across all our operations, we only use products with recycled content as much as possible, for things like office supplies, papers and shipping materials.
No waste policy
Our aim for a zero landfill world
With a thoughtful approach to creation and customization, Zepherra also advocates a no-waste policy. Our made- to-order and custom-order approach also ensures that actual manufacturing occurs only kicks in whenever there is a confirmed order. This not only minimizes wastage in the form of unsold inventory, but also reduces our energy footprint in the form of having not to run storage facilities.