As we get more information about the damage that fashion brands do to people and the planet, the interest in dressing with clothes made in a respectful manner grows. From Feel Float we want to act ethically above and beyond the basic legal requirements.
Our journey begins in New Delhi ...
Why in India? A report by the Minderoo Foundation (https://www.minderoo.com.au/) notes that India leads the countries with the largest number of enslaved people worldwide. With 18.35 million people deprived of liberty and in unhealthy working conditions for more than 72 hours a week.
Even so, it is possible to find factories that respect their employees and the environment. From Feel Float we care deeply about the people, suppliers, fabrics, manufacturing, packaging we use, the impact our production has on the environment, and the people who help create it.
Through regular visits at the beginning of the productions, we want from the Feel Float online store, show our support for the Fashion Revolution Movement, and take it on a tour behind the scenes of who makes Feel Float clothes.
What is FASHION REVOLUTION? It is a global movement that demands greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry, to radically change the way our clothes are produced and purchased. More details: https://www.fashionrevolution.org
We want to guarantee that:
All our products are manufactured under ethical, hygienic and safe working conditions.
All workers involved in the production of collections, direct suppliers, indirect suppliers and our own service providers are treated with full consideration for their human rights.
Under no circumstances will there be child labor recruitment. In the factories we work with, no minors are employed.
Under no circumstances will there be forced labor. The job is freely chosen and those who are free to leave.
Working hours comply with the laws applied to industry standards. Workers are not required to work more than 48 hours per week and are provided with at least one day off for each seven day period.
Our first production has 20% of fabrics with sustainable certification, the rest are leftovers from other productions bought in the markets of Delhi and reused by Feel Float. We want to become a 100% sustainable clothing brand in the near future.
But what is sustainability?
Sustainability is the balance between three essential pillars: caring for the environment, social welfare and economic growth. To offer solutions to the problems derived from industrialization and population growth, and guarantee the needs of the present without compromising future generations.
On our trip we found an incredible market for sustainable fabrics to explore. Fabrics of Bamboo, Aloe Vera, Banana, Corn, Eucalyptus ... all of them with 100% organic and sustainable certification.
We constantly strive to improve our sustainability and do everything possible to put the environment and people at the forefront of every decision made.
The fabrics are digitally printed with AZO-free natural dyes.
What does it mean for a dye to be AZO free?
Azo dyes are one of the main types of dyes used by the textile industry, and are known to be potential carcinogens. They were first regulated in the EU by Germany and the list is commonly known as the "German list of prohibited dyes". If a dye does not contain these compounds, it is called "AZO free."
We know that change is coming ... We are committed to being part of that change ...
We are surprised to see how our clothes have passed through the hands of so many. We want this transparency section to be a reminder to reduce speed, treasure our favorite clothes and thank those who worked on the pieces we love so much ...
Thank you for being part of our vision!