Sustainable fashion: dstinctive's personalized socks
Sustainable fashion is something we care deeply about at dstinctive. Did you know the fashion industry is responsible for 13 million tons of textile waste every year? dstinctive believes that you can express yourself through fashion with mother earth and the people in mind and therefore we said no to mass production. Help us reduce global waste by creating the socks you love!
With our patented technology it is now possible to produce personalized socks sustainably per pair. This means that we do not mass produce our socks or are left behind with stock or unnecessary waste. The fact that we don't keep stock, means that we avoid wasting energy and materials. The usual pre-wash phase of producing a pair of socks is also not part of the dstinctive production. This saves a lot of water and makes our production truly zero waste.
For producing our personalized socks we use a combination of cotton, polyamide and elastane. All our yarns are certified with the STANDARD 100 label from OEKO-TEX. This means that the material does not contain any chemicals that are harmful to you and makes sure that we are producing according to the highest quality standard in the fashion industry. Sustainable fashion is not only created by using sustainable yarn, but also of high-quality materials so that the garment can last longer. By using our yarn combination and quality, we ensure that your personalized socks have a longer lifespan.
Made in Italy
Our personalized socks are made in Brescia, Italy. We have consciously chosen to produce our socks in Italy, to stimulate the local craft. In combination with the high-quality material and craftsmanship in Italy, we aim to give our personalized socks the highest quality in the market. Moreover, the materials are also purchased in Brescia itself, which is how we ensure that production remains local within the EU.
Brescia has been the worldwide leader when it comes to producing high quality socks. Despite this, many companies have opted to transfer their production to Asia, as the production costs are much lower there. As we consider ourselves to be a sustainable fashion brand, we believe in the high quality and knowledge of craftsmanship and choose to support your locals by producing in Brescia. This way we can ensure the highest quality standard for your feet and support an industry that is having a tough time. We can proudly say we are 100% made in Italy, by Italian artisans.
As soon as you have placed your order, your personalized socks are produced and shipped from the production facility the next day. By shortening our production chain in these different ways, we try to minimize our emissions.
Here's a cool little fact: our personalized socks are packaged in a wrap made from recycled beer coasters. So, cheers! Unfortunately, our shipment packaging still contains plastic. We are working on this to make this environmentally friendly as well.
Sustainable wear: long lasting socks
And finally, enjoy your socks and give them a longer lifespan by taking good care of them! Follow the washing instructions and use the correct products. Got some extra love left for the planet? Use a guppy friend washing bag to collect the microplastics from the polyamide and other synthetic clothing that you own!