We source our materials in limited fabric prints and leftover fabric known as deadstock. This means that we are preventing waste from collecting by using fabric that would otherwise be discarded. This helps us minimize our environmental impact in the fashion industry with less waste.
It also means that the dresses we design are limited editions and once the print fabric is gone – it’s truly gone! So if you’re eyeing one of our dresses, grab it before it runs out.
We wanted to commit to supporting small business enterprises (like ourselves) and communities here in the USA by supporting the local economy while also being good stewards of the earth. We chose to use 100% recycled shipping envelopes that can be reused, and products that are Made in the USA from local small businesses and certified sustainably sourced. A great resource to delve into this further can be found here.
Our Carbon Footprint
We took stock of our sustainability practices and did an assessment to see where we could improve. Our research shows that a great majority of our carbon footprint is in our energy consumption. So we are researching renewable energy opportunities.
We are looking into developing a circular economy for The Open Road outfits. The great news is, the mailing envelopes our dresses are sent in are recyclable and can be reused. So they are a win-win! Reuse our shipping envelopes in which you receive your purchases and store or donate our heritage dresses.
Our process is ongoing. We are always looking to improve!