We are committed to being as sustainable as possible— from our innovative method of On-Demand Production to the sourcing of our fabrics. We are meticulous about what dyes and fibres are being used, the biodegradability of our products and packaging, and even what cleaning products are used in our spaces. We want to continue to push the boundaries of what contemporary brands can do to reduce wastage and honour our Earth.
Instead of producing mass bulk orders, which inevitably produces excess inventory - not to mention wasted fabric and meaningless carbon emissions, we produce over 50% of our designs on-demand.
On-demand production requires us to produce the item only when it is ordered by the customer. While this is exponentially more expensive than bulk manufacturing, it is also exponentially better for the environment. We employ happy, skilled seamstresses who help us get our on-demand orders out on time - and ask for the customer's patience so that we can all contribute to a greener earth.
For designs that we bulk produce, we ensure that our factories take social and environmental standards seriously. No unfair or unsafe labor goes into our creations, as noted by our factory's FAMA-certification.
Over 80% of the fabric used by LVT is sourced from the leftover (overrun production) from textile factories. By avoiding the new production of fabric, we reduce waste while also offering customers more textile variation since our fabric comes in small batches.
We also try to source as much fabric as we can locally. Its not a simple feat in Singapore, but we make it happen with generations-old businesses who form the textile community here. While locally-sourced fabric is more expensive, we get to reduce the environmental impact caused by international cargo.
Finally, we use natural fibres such as bamboo and silk, as much as possible. If we can't use natural fibres, then we aim to use fabrics that are known to decompose well such as tencel and cupro. We aim to use biodegradable spandex, made from bio-oil plastics, as it becomes available.
We created our HQ with over 75% recycled materials and reclaimed or reused furniture. Our mirrors, carpets, part of our display racks, our atelier working table, and chairs are all reclaimed. We organise our waste and recycle, and we use biodegradable and non-toxic cleaning supplies. Our locations also use LED lighting and Energy Star-rated appliances. We're also conscious of using recycled paper, and non-toxic materials in all of our office work and packaging.
OUR TEAM & COMMUNITY
Our team is made up of individuals that care about the wellbeing of both themselves, others, and the environment. We provide benefits to full-time team members that want to either better themselves through fitness classes, or better the community through charity work. We also work with NGOs such as Singapore's Nature Society and Malaysia's Recyclothes. Our team is incentivised to have a positive impact on the world, because at the end of the day, this is a brand for Warriors of Love.