SUSTAINABILITY & CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Our ongoing Journey
Nobody is perfect, and we aren’t either. But we try to get better with every collection we make. Sustainability has been an ongoing journey for STIEGLITZ since 2020, learning, evolving, and striving to do better with each day. We acknowle the shared responsibility towards the planet we live on and the people who make and wear our garments because we believe in the empowerment of women, and preserving natural and cultural heritage.
FOUR PILLARS - PEOPLE, PLANET, PRODUCT, PROSPERITY
We focus on four key areas where we aim to make a positive impact: People, Planet, Product, and Prosperity. In the following sections, you can explore our goals and achievements, both in reducing our negative impact and creating positive change for people, the planet, our products, and our prosperity.
The map shows the countries in which our collections were made in 2021 & 2022. We produced the SS21, AW21, SS22, and AW22 collections during this period. The percentages below the country names mark the proportion of production Stieglitz had in a given country.
We work with 11 manufacturers, from 6 different countries. 90% of our garments are produced in Greece, North Macedonia and Turkey, which makes it possible for us to work closely together with these factories. We work to maintain a strong relationship with our more remote factories in India, Pakistan and China with the help of our agents.
54% of the of the SS22 Brazil and 50% of the of the AW22 New Orleans collection was produced in Turkey.
The following garment types are produced in Turkey; denim, jerseys, cotton sweaters, t-shirts, all basics, teddy sweaters, blouses, coats, and mesh dresses.
90% of our Turkish suppliers have been SEDEX or BSCI audited.
We have mapped out 100% of our supply chain until Tier 1 in Turkey.
36% of the of the SS22 Brazil and 27% of the of the AW22 New Orleans collection was produced in Greece.
The following garment types are produced in Greece: printed flares, palazzos, pullis, long sleeves, and socks. Additionally, printing & dying of our yarns also takes place here.
Although, our Greek factories have not been able to get BSCI audited due to financial reasons, we are fully committed to follow our long-term partnership with them. The factories and ateliers have outstanding conditions, that we were once again ensured of during our last visit in the summer of 2022.
We have mapped out 100% of our supply chain until Tier 1 in Greece.
5% of the SS22 Brazil and 13% of the AW22 New Orleans collection was produced in an ISCC PLUS certified & SEDEX audited factory in North Macedonia.
The following garment types are produced in North Macedonia: all yarn dyed flares, palazzos, and pullis.
We have mapped out 100% of our supply chain until Tier 1 in North Macedonia.
1% of the SS22 Brazil and 3% of the AW22 New Orleans collection was produced in BSCI audited factory in Pakistan.
The following garment types are produced in Pakistan: leather pants and jackets.
We have mapped out 100% of our supply chain until Tier 3 in Pakistan.
3% of the of the SS22 Brazil and 7% of the of the AW22 New Orleans collection was produced in BSCI audited factory in China.
The following garment types are produced in China: knitwear.
We have mapped out 100% of our supply chain until Tier 2 in China.
1% of the SS22 Brazil collection was produced in India.
The following garment types are produced in India: Saheli Women collaboration dresses.
We have mapped out our supply chain until Tier 3 in India.
To support your search we have introduced three new filters based on our impact topics; organic cotton, water preservation and microplastics. These filters were created with the purpose of educating you and our fellow visitors on the site. Hopefully this will help you navigate our website with more ease.
Together with Guppyfriends we would like to raise awareness of fossil fuel-based, synthetic materials such as polyamide, polyester, nylon, acrylic or polyacryl. When washing these garments, countless micriplastic particles end up in our water management system which are particularly difficult to filter out.
Last season (AW22) we started a new project together with Because We Carry. A non-profit organisation working in Greece, providing aid and support to women and children arriving from war torn countries. The organisation has connected us to a team of skilful women, who arrived to Greece as Syrian refugees. The female lead atelier will help us to upcycle our dead stock garments to create something new and beautiful. All profits of this collaboration will be donated to Because We Carry and the garment workers involved in this project.
Stay tuned for more!
Because we carry
A collaboration from the heart.
At Stieglitz empowering women is at the core of what we do. We choose collaborations that enrich this message and this next one is no exception.
We are so thrilled to announce our collaboration with Because We Carry. An Amsterdam based foundation supporting mums fleeing conflict.
’Saheli’, is the Hindi word for ‘female friend’. As female creatives, we at STIEGLITZ saw our shared passion in female empowerment, fashion, and creation. With the help of our talented female friends at Saheli Women, we sourced traditionally block-printed fabrics from India, and created a dream together for SS21 and SS22 collections.
Diversity, equality and inclusiveness
We believe that diversity is not just another corporate promise but the strength of our team. 10 bold employees represent an open-minded crowd ageing from 23-65 years. Female empowerment is deeply embodied in our office culture, with 80% of our employees identifying as women. STIEGLITZ welcomes people from various backgrounds and industries who have the desire to learn and grow in fashion & design.
THANK YOU FOR JOINING US ON OUR ONGOING JOURNEY TOWARDS A MORE SUSTAINABLE AND CIRCULAR FASHION!
We feel that this is just the beginning towards a more conscious and greener future for the fashion industry. Together with our suppliers and external team of experts we are commited to achieving the goals we have set on our Sustainability Agenda. Stay tuned for future updates.