What is sustainability?
Sustainability is usually divided into three different aspects; economic, social and environmental. It is about eradicating extreme poverty, safeguarding equality and fighting injustice and contributing to influencing climate change in a positive direction.
At ebbe, we have the vision to become one hundred percent environmentally sustainable in the near future. We are well on our way. We can't do everything - but we do what we can. You as a consumer are an important part of our sustainability journey.
What we do at ebbe;
- We want those who produce our garments to do well and receive the salary they deserve. By keeping in close contact with all our suppliers, we establish a dialogue regarding working conditions, laws and regulations. Read more about our suppliers.
- We are constantly working to find environmentally friendly materials where possible. Organic cotton is one of the materials we use, but we also work with recycled plastic, lyocell, bamboo, and wool. Environmentally friendly impregnations are a matter of course when it comes to our functional outer garments. Read more about the materials we work with to make it a little better for the environment.
- The certificates that most of our suppliers have prohibit toxic substances that are harmful to both the environment and the people who work with it. Read more about different certificates.
- Our production is usually of smaller quantities of each model. In other words, this means that we do not mass produce. The larger chain companies in the market are pushing prices with large volumes. We would like to avoid the "wear and tear" society with unreasonably low prices and strive, together with our suppliers, to produce smaller productions and unique garments that are environmentally smart and that make it easy for parents to buy clothes at reasonable prices that can be used for a long time and inherited between siblings and friends.
In Sweden only, we currently buy thirteen kilos of clothing per person and year and throw eight kilos in the garbage. In total, there will be 80.5 million kilos of clothing that are burned each year in Sweden alone. According to the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, an average of 7,000 liters of water and three kilos of chemicals are produced to produce a single kilo of fabric.
Our goal is simply to create modern and functional clothing that favors an environmentally sustainable development for the future and our children.