Sustainability Rating

Sustainability rating

Rated: 5 out of 6

Value Chain Ready to wear

Company Sustainability

Community

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Company Info

Brand Name Elementum
Company size Emerging brand
Category evaluated Ready to wear and Knitwear
Category Ready to wear and Knitwear
Established in: 2008
Website https://elementum.store/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/elementum.store/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Elementum.store
Main Goal pursued based on SDGs

ENVIRONMENT
responsible consumption
climate action
life below water
life on land

Sustainability info

Elementum is a sustainable fashion brand that is build on Zero Waste, use of plant based and low environmental impact materials, and being made in Europe.

Elementum believes that sustainability is not about making products, but is about building relationships. Elementum designs relationships that care for the impact of the materials the brand uses, for the people who make the brand's clothes, and that care for those that will wear, care and enjoy the clothes Elementum makes.



Value Chain

The brand supply chain is strongly focused on local/European production. Most of the raw materials are sourced in Portugal and there is a high attention on sourcing raw materials that have a low environmental impact. The production is mostly based in Portugal with some technical specific lines/items made in The Netherlands. Further more, the brand works with family businesses with which the brand has strong relationships and visits them regularly during development and production activity.

Furthermore, in order to not create waste the brand transform small leftovers from production process into knitted necklaces, and also makes scarfs out of screen-printing mistakes and tryouts, which happen during R&D and production.

Elementum packaging is usually made by recycled paper, paper tape and reused cardboard boxes. When necessary the brand uses compostable bag for delicate items.  



Company Sustainability

The brand organizes workshops and webinars to raise awareness in terms of sustainability among their employees and every year interns are receiving from all over Europe.

Elementum provides yoga lessons for free to its employees. The brand in its headquarter uses renewable energy from green energy provider.


Community

The brand is also working to improve active awareness regarding sustainable consumption and actions. In fact, Daniela Pais, the founder and designer of Elementum, is very active speaker in the area of  social design, sustainable design, design for impact which she teaches in several schools, and participates in many talks and events related to sustainability.

Further on, Daniela, our designer, is also one of the founders of a new association for sustainable design in Portugal- Between Parallels.


Customer Care

Elementum clothes are all multifunctional. In their design, they encourage costumers to discover new ways to wear and dress up with them along their life time. In addition to that, we provide extra yarn for our knits to be fixed. We also do repair of products when asked by our costumers. We are currently working on how to support and encourage more repair with our products.




Certifications

Raw Materials responsible Wool Standard fair wear fair trade oeko-tex GOTS peta approved
Packaging oeko-tex fsc

Blockchain

Last blockchain update 20 April 2021

Supply Chain Track


Raw Materials 1 Production 2 Packaging 3 Logistics 4
Made in Portugal Made in Portugal Made in Portugal Made in Portugal
1 80%of the rw collection is made in Portugal 10% of the collection is made in China 7,5% of the collection made in Turkey 3,5% of the collection. made in other countries
2 95% of the collection made in Portugal 5% of the collection made in The Netherlands
3 100% of the collection made in Portugal LOGISTICS 100% of the collection made in Portugal
4 100% of the collection made in Portugal

Questions & Answers

1 What does sustainable fashion mean to you?
- Durability
- Adopting fair work practices
- Using recycled materials
- Minimal use of chemical elements
2 What would you like the priorities of your target customer to
- Quality/Design
- Sustainability
3 What does Zero Waste production approach mean for Elementum?
Elementum was built on principles of Zero Waste and its ongoing mission is to not create waste - neither from its production, nor from the use of its clothes. Elementum jersey clothes have is no cut off material and are produced without stitches, zippers, or buttons. Elementum clothes are all multifunctional - in their design, they encourage costumers to discover new ways to wear and dress up, using them for longer during their life timet.
4 Do you give any benefits for your employees to improve their wealth?
Yes, we do yoga lesson for free in our studio.

Next Steps in your sustainable path

Here below the goals that the brand aims to achieve in the near future:
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Raw Materials
Using only regenerative fabrics.
31/12/2022
in progress
Production
Working with their producers to assist them to go on a certified process about sustainability.
31/12/2022
in progress
Donation, charity and awareness campaign
Being more active on supporting the goals the brand believes in. Developing campaigns in collaboration with foundations and donate for sustainability and education.
31/12/2022
in progress
Circular economy
Supporting the longevity of the clothes and in the meantime starting with the take back program.
31/12/2022
in progress

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