Holzweiler Future: Transparency
We want to make it easy for you to know where, when and how your garments were made, so that you have all the tools you need to make responsible decisions for yourself
Living, buying, and operating sustainably can feel like a work-in-progress for anyone. At Holzweiler, we’re no different – but now we want to show you that progress. For us, sustainability is a process to future-proof not only the planet, but our own community: we want to make it easy for you to know where, when and how your garments were made, so that you have all the tools you need to make responsible decisions for yourself.
That’s why we’re so excited to share our new partnership with Trustrace: a whole new system for tracking supply chains, collecting supplier data and communicating the life-cycle of our designs, all the way from their material origins to your clothes hanger.
Holzweiler has always been committed to developing long-term relationships with its producers and craftspeople. That’s never been as important as it has been during the pandemic, where it has become vital to look after one another. But the standard, long-held workings of the industry mean that the supply chain has always been opaque and confusing to all of you – the people buying the clothes.
Together with Trustrace, we will be able to communicate the entire journey that the item in front of you has gone through in its production. You’ll be able to see for yourself how each facility, from the manufacturers to the fabric suppliers, have each worked with their people and the planet. For us, this traceability is the key to authentic, long-term transparency.
What does that mean right now? We’re kicking off the tracing process, and we will share information along the way. Now you can get to know the producers of items like our Sol down jacket, and cult Hanger hoodie, and we will move on to adding fabric suppliers and other facilities that are involved in our productions. It’s just a start – but, we think, a pretty important one.
Ever since Holzweiler was founded in 2012, the team have always been committed to crafting quality, well-made clothing that lasts the course – but as climate justice becomes more pressing than ever, we know that’s not enough.
From here, we know it’s a process to own our processes, and become as responsible a brand as we can be. And while there are a bunch of changes we’re in the process of making, we think mapping our supply chain steers the way for what’s next.