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TRANSPARENCY

We believe brands have the responsibility to disclose the stories behind the products that they make.

We adhere to a strict radical transparency policy and give you all the information that you need to make informed decisions about your purchases, and so you can understand and feel good about the impact that you're having when you choose to buy a Trace Collective piece. You can find all information behind any specific product in the product page in our STORE: how much it cost us to make it, its composition and origin, and its impact. If you are curious to learn more about why we decided to open up our supply chain in this way, browse below.

 

IMPACT TRANSPARENCY

 

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. 

OUR AVERAGE IMPACT PER PIECE SOLD

[COMPARED TO INDUSTRY AVERAGES]

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37% LESS

GREENHOUSE EMISSIONS

We save 11 kg

of greenhouse gas emissions

The equivalent of driving a car for 43 kilometres

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12% LESS

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

We save 16 kWh

of energy

The equivalent of 50 days

of lightbulb power

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94% LESS

WATER CONSUMPTION

We save 2,922 litres

of water

That's drinking water

for 4.2 years

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SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSPARENCY

 

Few of us know anymore how our clothes are made, not to say where do they come from. The truth is, most of the fashion pieces that we can buy today have travelled from all over the world and have behind them nasty stories of human and environmental exploitation. But it doesn't need to be that way.

We think that companies today should be fully transparent and disclose to their customers their supply chains and their impact. And we want to pave the way for that. Because when we buy a product, we're also buying the story behind it. 

The map below shows our supply chain in full. By cutting intermediaries and obtaining full visibility over it, we reduce emissions, guarantee labour standards and ensure quality control at each stage.  

PRICE TRANSPARENCY

 

We don't take any shortcuts when it comes to environmental and worker standards. It should come at no surprise that sourcing sustainably and paying fair wages to workers in our supply chain means that production costs are high.

Every day more, fast fashion is making us forget how much clothes should cost. What is more important, the price that we pay for most fashion pieces in the market today is not their true cost. Somebody is paying that difference. That's why, since we started Trace Collective, we committed to disclosing the details behind our pricing. Because you should know what the real cost of producing clothes is, and because you deserve to know where your money is going to.

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OUR AVERAGE PRODUCTION COSTS

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FABRIC

£32

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LABOUR

£42

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COMPONENTS

£11

TOTAL PRODUCTION COST

£85

AND REMEMBER, YOU CAN CHECK ALL THE DATA ABOVE FOR ANY OF OUR INDIVIDUAL PIECES BY VISITING THE PRODUCT PAGE IN OUR STORE.

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