Caring for our wonderful planet is at the heart of Poolside Gossip and we are committed to being as sustainable and accountable as we can at each stage of our cycle. From our design and materials, to our way of doing business, we are joining the increasing number of fashion brands challenging what and how we consume.
We are the antithesis to fast-fashion (you have to wait 7-10 days for your pieces to start with..) and our pieces are designed to last, through our focus on being less led by trends and the quality of our cut and materials. The majority of the collection is made with Vita by Carvico, a sustainable fabric that uses Econyl, a regenerated nylon and our supply chain for materials is based in the UK or Europe, even if that has meant a price premium, to us.
Our unique Made-to-Order model (whilst more work for us…you’re worth it) also means that we only make what you, our customers, really want and allows us to offer individual and personal advice which keeps waste and returns to a minimum. (This doesn’t mean you can’t return your pieces if you’re not 100% happy and that’s all explained in Deliveries & Returns should you care for a read).
Working in this way also enables us to support our community with production kept locally. Naturally our local London factory has thorough working ethical, equality and diversity documented policies and our other main suppliers operate fairly, openly and without discrimination.
We’re not there yet, we know we’ve a way to go but we’re determined to be able to claim to be a fully sustainable and ethically responsible business and will continue to evolve how, who and what we work with until we get there.
Thanks for reading. Now enough sober chat….and back to the pool.
Pamela & Katie, Founders & Poolside Gossips