cruelty free Cruelty free



We are committed to using ethical and sustainable practices in the development and manufacturing of all our products. Our jeans are produced with sustainable fabrics and washes through an environmentally-friendly and cruelty-free process – the only impact we’ll leave on the planet is good jeans.

Regreen Our Planet!

We’ve teamed up with One Tree Planted. We’ll plant 1 tree for every purchase made! Sustainable jeans to sustainable living.

Clare Bare

How we make it


Most of our styles are made from upcycled vintage fabrics in limited editions. I mostly source these fabrics on trips to the desert where all the good stuff hasn't already been picked through. I look mostly look for cotton prints from the 60's & 70's, but also look for stretch fabrics in the vintage lingerie section, and silk scarves with beautiful prints. There is so much joy that comes from finding a few yards of something really special! I truly believe that repurposing materials that already exist in the world is the most sustainable way to bring anything new into being. 

We are lucky enough to have a local supplier and manufacturer for our eco friendly fabrics. We used Bamboo Jersey for years, but have recently switched to Lenzing Modal for our jersey pieces. The production process is more sustainable and the fabric is more durable and long lasting, while still biodegradable. Modal is a cellulose fiber made from reconstituted cellulose from beech trees that multiply by "rejuvenation" which means that the trees propagate by themselves. No artificial irrigation or planting is required, thus beechwood forests are a completely natural and sustainable source of raw material. We are aiming to start using Tencel, but are still on the hunt for the perfect blend. 

We also use silk, satin, organic cotton, and remnant fabrics that are sourced locally. We plan to evolve with the fashion industry as innovations in sustainability are made.

Elastics & Hardware:

Our strap materials are mostly new and purchased from our local supplier. Occasionally we use remnant elastics from larger manufacturer orders, or deadstock vintage elastic and hardware in special colors.


Besides black and off white, all colors are hand dyed. We use the following organic dyes: Brazilian Logwood (purples, blacks) Indian Lac (pinks, reds) Caribbean Plants (teals, blues) Osage Orange (yellows.) Indian Lac is sourced from the excrement of the Cochineal insect rather than using the actual insect itself, but we can provide a synthetic alternative for vegan customers who would prefer us not to use this dye.


Sustainable and ethical practices are paramount to the brand's ethos. MATE has chosen to partner with factories within a five mile radius from their Arts District Headquarters in DTLA. Each piece is thoughtfully designed, carefully sourced and proudly produced in small batches season after season.

Swedish Stockings

Our mission is to change and influence the entire hosiery industry. Nylon yarn, which is currently used to produce most modern pantyhose, is created from an environmentally harmful petroleum-based manufacturing process that leads to damaging carbon emissions. More-so, modern pantyhose isn’t made to last. These harmful practices in the fashion industry are all too common. We believe the world needs more innovative and environmentally conscious products to lead the way, and so Swedish Stockings was launched. 

We create our pantyhose from both pre and post-consumer nylon waste. The production process is a lot less harmful to the environment than traditional nylon production and we are consistently looking for innovative and cleaner ways to produce - conserving or reusing water, decreasing emissions, reducing and recycling waste. From this highly efficient recycling procedure we have reduced energy and water consumption. We also have a recycling program you can read more about here. We estimate, thousands of stockings have been recycled thanks to our recycling program. Read more about our sustainability efforts, materials and production in our sustainability edit.

sun power Our production is powered by the sun and renewables
recycle We produce from recycled and sustainable materials
purified water Water used in the dyeing process is purified after use
zero waste Our factories are zero-waste

Taylor + Thomas

We are committed to:

Working with local artisans who are paid fair wages, using forward-thinking and ecologically responsible methods. 

Innovative, sustainable, cruelty-free materials and the ethical companies and partners that create them. 

Self-education, design innovation, and attention to the details. 

Not claiming to be perfect – but infinitely striving to better the health of our planet, our fellow inhabitants, and our future generations. 


Shoes are only as pretty as the stories (and sources) behind them. Here are ours: 

water-based polyurethane Water-based polyurethane
bio polys Bio polys
castor beans Castor beans
beechwood Beechwood
sustainable work process Sustainable work process

Vow London

Social Responsibility:

Our frames are manufactured in socially responsible factories that meet the criteria set out by the internationally accepted Ethical Trading Initiative. We visit our factories on a regular basis ensuring our auditing (BSCI) standards are met and all people involved are treated with fairness and respect. Our long lasting relationships with our factories are built on trust, and a devotion to creating an excellent product.

Environmental responsibility & quality:

We design and manufacture high quality eyewear using a variety of ethically sourced sustainable materials. Including Black Recycled Acetate, Biodegradable Acetate, FSC Approved Acetate, Biodegradable Glitter and Eco Acetate which is a renewable, plant based material made from wood pulp and without chemical plasticisers which makes them very low in phthalates which is better for the environment and the wearer.


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