Ethics & Sustainability
HOW DID YOU DECIDE WHICH FACTORIES TO WORK WITH?
We are committed to manufacturing in Los Angeles California which cuts down on our use of fossil fuels that would be needed if we were producing clothing overseas. This cuts back on our environmental impact as well as enabling us to visit our factories regularly which is something that is very important in order to insure quality and correct work ethics are in fact.
HOW DO YOU MAKE SURE THAT THE PEOPLE SWEING FOR SITA COUTURE ARE BEING TREATED FAIRLY?
We feel strongly about being socially responsible in all aspects of production. Manufacturing locally gives us the opportunity tot visit our factories often and see the treatment and condition of workers first hand. We only work with reputable manufacturers who produce according to high labor standards and safe working conditions.. These sties are visited weekly and recorded. We have a zero tolerance policy for anything unlawful occurring at our manufacturing sites.
HOW ARE YOUR MATERIALS SUSTAINABLE?
The magic is in the fabric. Our fabric choices are sustainable because of their unique properties of being bio-degradable, recyclable and require little to no pesticides. We use organic linen, organic cotton voile, modal as our knit, and recycled polyester.
HOW ARE YOUR PRACTICES CONSIDERED SUSTAINABLE?
Producing locally and using sustainable fabrics are both big for us. In addiction we have a thriving mentorship program and company culture that educates and promotes health and wellness. Empowering and raising the world around us is key to sustaining and growing our environment. We know that each of these choices create a big difference. The people creating the product are just as important that the product itself.
Culinary Arts Kids Eat, otherwise know as C.A.K.E was founded by Melisa Nicola to educate and engage young teens in culinary arts in order to empower them with professional skills to pursue higher education and be ambassadors of health in their communities. SITA Couture hosts events to support C.A.K.E as well as collaborates with Melisa Nicola on diet guidance and mentorship for the inner-city kids.
Jessie’s Place, founded by our friend Jessica McCall, is a nonprofit organization that supports disabled children and adult refugee’s in Rwanda by selling their handmade arts & crafts. This NGO provides programs to rehabilitate and help the physically challenged and mentally handicapped. SITA Couture hosts Jessie’s Place annual fundraiser as a way to raise funds and awareness and to share their beautiful artwork with the world.
Yoga Gives Back
In connection with some of the most prominent names in yoga including Baza Guru Rinpoche and Felicia Tomasko, SITA Couture annually participates in the Yoga Gives Back fundraiser held in Malibu. This event is organized to raise money in support of the orphaned mothers and children of India.
Women Against Child Trafficking
The mission of Women Against Child Trafficking (WACT) is to protect children and teens from predators who profit from selling them into sexual slavery. This Riverside, Ca based organization provides educational resources emergency shelter, and transitional living for survivors. SITA Couture donates clothes that are included in care packages for survivors that are admitted into transitional living facilities. As noted on all of our hang tags, portion of SITA Couture goes to support WACT.