Transparency: Our Impact
Creating positive social and environmental impacts is truly the only reason why we are on this journey. We believe that companies have a key role to solve social problems by rethinking existing market models, and we think that the companies that will thrive tomorrow are the ones who reconcile purpose and profit.
At Trace Collective, shifting capital to create social and environmental returns sits at the heart of our strategy. That's why we've worked with external audit partners to rigorously assess our environmental impact, and why we choose, and will continue to choose, to partner with other social businesses that give work to disenfranchised populations.
Fashion today is deeply eroding our environment, and has become one of the last trenches for worker exploitation across the world. But fashion can also help us regenerate our economies, our planet, and develop new transparency-based supply chain models to help us re-image other industries. Are you in?
Our average environmental impact per piece sold
We save 11 kg of greenhouse gas emissions
The equivalent of driving a car for 43 kilometres
We save 16 kWh
The equivalent of 50 days of lightbulb power
We save 2,922 litres of water
That's drinking water for 4.2 years
Our total environmental impact to date
OF DRIVING EMISSIONS SAVED
That's 406 kg of greenhouse emissions saved
That's 782 kWh of
That's 119,702 litres of water saved
NOTE: THE IMPACT TO DATE NUMBERS ARE BASED ON SALES AND NOT ON PRODUCTION, AS WE ONLY CONSIDER THAT WE ARE HAVING AN IMPACT IF SOMEBODY BUYS A PIECE FROM US INSTEAD OF FROM SOMEBODY ELSE
Our social economy
We choose to work with social companies that create value in their communities,
moving capital to the social sector and maximising the value that you create with your purchases.
Ared is a social business with the mission of integrating in the workforce people in risk of social exclusion, particularly women in the penitentiary system or other social services. The total of their business profits are reinvested in training and insertion projects.
Ared is responsible for manufacturing all of our weaved clothing production, that is, all our pieces except our t-shirts.
ARED RECEIVES 20% OF THE PRICE OF EACH OF YOUR PURCHASES
(AN AVERAGE OF 42 POUNDS PER PIECE SOLD)
Apunts works to achieve workforce insertion for people affected by mental health disorders, and leads the field of eco-printing in Spain. The total of their business profits are reinvested in training and insertion projects.
Apunts is responsible for sustainably printing our labels, and for packaging and shipping your orders.
APUNTS RECEIVES 5% OF THE PRICE OF EACH OF YOUR PURCHASES
(AN AVERAGE OF 10.5 POUNDS PER PIECE SOLD)
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