What makes this product sustainable?
At Eugenie, we do the research to make it easy for you to find products that you can feel good about purchasing, using, and wearing.
Each new designer we work with starts with a conversation about sustainability and how it relates to their brand and products.
Sustainability can mean many different things, we tried to break it down for you in a way that is easy to understand.
Rachel Comey is committed to eliminating materials sourced from endangered species habitats and ancient endangered forests including the Canadian and Russian Boreal Forests, Coastal Temperate Rainforests, and tropical forests and peatlands of Indonesia, the Amazon and West Africa. Additionally, they are in process of eliminating sourcing from companies conducting illegal logging, tree plantations established after 1994 through the conversion or simplification of natural forests, and areas being logged in contravention of First Nations/tribal/indigenous peoples’ and community rights.
Rachel Comey is currently implementing several waste-reduction techniques including switching to reusable or refillable shipping boxes, utilizing shipping solutions that reduce paper usage, and identifying best practices around emerging circular economy innovations.
Rachel Comey requests that their suppliers respect the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the right of Indigenous People and rural communities to give or withhold their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) before new logging rights are allocated or plantations are developed.
While the fashion industry looks to shift away from using plastic to more forestry-based resources, there is potential for global forest systems to be disproportionately depleted. To mitigate this, Rachel Comey prioritizes sourcing fabric, paper and packaging that is FSC certified.