Sustainability Rating

Sustainability rating

Rated: 4 out of 6

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Company Sustainability

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Company Info

Brand Name Duarte
Company size Start up
Category evaluated Ready to Wear
Category Ready to Wear & Ceremony
Established in: 2015
Website https://www.duartebrand.com/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/duartebrand/
Main Goal pursued based on SDGs

ENVIRONMENT
gender equality
reduced inequalities
responsible consumption
climate action
life below water
life on land
partnership for the goals

Sustainability info

Duarte presented its first Collection at the “Sangue Novo” Competition in Lisboa Fashion Week, and received an Honourable Mention, starting to be part of the official calendar in the ‘Lab Platform’.  Duarte focuses on mixing and creating different textures essentially through the use of leather, knitwear, technological fabrics and unique prints.

The pieces are all about the details, quality finishes and materials. Allying classic tailoring and sportswear techniques, the garments are made to last a lifetime.




Value Chain

The supply chain is very focused in Portugal from raw materials to logistics concentrated in a 300km area from Lisbon to North of Portugal. 

Regarding raw materials Duarte uses cotton and wool as natural yarns and recyled materials in cotton and denim categories. Furthermore it uses materials certified by Seaqual (https://www.seaqual.org/).

It is very interesting the Duarte attention on sub production acitivty, in particularly the printing of denim and t-shirt. Duarte works with Eastman that is a global specialty chemical company focused on delivering innovative and technology-based solutions while maintaining its commitment to safety and sustainability.

Duarte has also a strong relationship with its producers. The brand has visited most of them in order to check work conditions and the improvement they do in terms of facility quality and water management.


Company Sustainability

Duarte takes care about its employees needs. The company gives birthday vacation days to spend with employees loved ones.

Every new employees receive a Duarte mug to drink in order to avoid plastic bottles.

The company does not matter about hours of work, but it is more interested on the result achievements.



Community

Since 2016 Duarte has done donations. Furthermore the company to whom Duarte belongs to, donates every year to different causes (disabled people, the elderly, schools).

For this last AW21 Reef Collection, Duarte is talking with the "Oceano Azul" Foundation in Portugal to see if they are interested in a donation per piece sold from the collection.


Customer Care

Duarte provides recovery kits as extra buttons, snaps, etc. Furthermore Duarte provides adjustments and changes to the clients that book a visit to its studio.


Certifications

Raw Materials oeko-tex GOTS global recycled standard peta approved
Production fair wear

Blockchain

Last blockchain update 27 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 Made in Portugal 92% of the collection. Made in Spain 8% of the collection. Made in Italy 2% of the collection.
2 Made in Portugal 95% of the collection. Made in Bangladesh 5% of the collection.
3 Made in Portugal 80% of the collection. Made in Poland8% of the collection.
4 100% of the collection.

Questions & Answers

1 What does sustainable fashion mean to you?
- Durability
- Adopting fair work practises
- Using recylced materials
- Minimal use of chemical elements
- Adopting fair work practices
2 What would you like the priorities of your target customer to be?
- Quality
- Sustainability
- Brand Identity
3 Have you ever done a donation?
Yes, since 2016. Plus, the company to whom Duarte belongs to, donates every year to different causes such as disabled people, the elderly, schools.
4 Have you ever arranged events or awareness campaigns?
Not yet, but our collections usually have a sustainability awareness concept. For example, for our Winter 2020 collection, we partnered with street artist, know for his "Extinction" project, to create a print with 5 endangered animals in the Himalayas. With this collection, we intended to consciencialize our public and clients to the extinction and defrosting caused by climate change.
5 How many women workworkin your company? How many women are in top management positions?
In our company works 4 women and 2 are in top management positions.

Next Steps in your sustainable path

Here below the goals that the brand aims to achieve in the near future:
Check Status
Raw Materials
Use more recycled fabrics asking suppliers more options and searching new ones.
30/06/2023
in progress
Production
Search for more seamstresses or small factories in order to maintain the production local
31/12/2021
in progress
Packaging
Try to find suppliers that are certified.
30/06/2022
in progress
Donation, charity and awareness campaign
Find an association that makes sense for Duarte's values
30/06/2022
in progress
Employee satisfaction
Keep making sure our employees are well
31/12/2021
in progress

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