Sustainability

kidphilsosophy, sustainable approachOur Approach

Kid Philosophy has a commitment to sustainable and ethical practices, focusing on creating small collections of timeless garments that are designed to last.

Sustainability came naturally for Kid Philosophy from the very beginning as a reflection of designer, Julia’s personal values. Production runs are small, utilising largely a made-to-order model that ensures there is no wastage while also offering a personal touch. Each garment is made individually with an acute attention to detail displayed in the finished item.

Rather than constantly developing new styles, Kid Philosophy focuses on a capsule collection of timeless designs with a focus on quality.

 

Minimum Waste Policy

Kid Philosophy are conscious about minimising fabric wastage. Several incentives are in place to repurpose off-cuts, including a range of hair ribbons and scrunchies that customers can add to their orders to match their chosen garments. All off-cuts are organised by shape, colour and size to donate or sell to small local projects such as toys makers, patch-workers and an incentive to make sanitary pads for women.

 

Fabric and Manufacturing

Material is sourced locally or from countries bordering Ukraine and each product description contains details of exactly where the fabric comes from. Fabric is available in limited supplies or in certain seasons to allow the manufacturers to maintain sustainable business models. All garments are made locally in Odessa by a team consisting of Julia, two dressmakers and an assistant.