Sustainability Rating

Sustainability rating

Rated: 5 out of 6

Value Chain Ready to wear

Company Sustainability

Community

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Company Info

Brand Name A LINE
Country Portugal
Company size independent brand
Category evaluated Ready to Wear
Category Ready to wear
Established in: 2016
Website https://alineclothing.com/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/alineclothing_official/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/alineclothingofficial
Next Sustainable Goals and SBP challenge

Recognized by the United Nations as a project to accelerate the implementation of sustainable actions in the fashion industry, Sustainable Brand Platform has committed to tracking future goals pursued by brand.

6
Total goals
20/12/23
Next check date
0
Goals achieved
6
Goals to achieve
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Main Goal pursued based on SDGs

ENVIRONMENT
no poverty
no hunger
good health
gender equality
clean water and sanitation
renewable energy
good jobs and economic growth
responsible consumption
climate action
life on land
peace and justice

Sustainability info

A Line is a Portuguese brand, which is set in the centennial savoir-faire that is part of the Portuguese textile industry to create a wardrobe that is timeless, but sustainable at the same time.

A Line represents style reduced to what’s essential, attention to detail and premium & recyclable raw materials that are suitable to sensitive skin.


Value Chain

Its value chain from raw materials to logistics is completely focused in Porto, Portugal. 

The brand uses between 40-60% of natural yarns.

A line has also developed an Upcycling Edit, where all the pyjamas are developed with deadstock fabric from past collections. The cotton bags where the item are packed to send to the client are also made with cotton deadstock.

Moreover, the past collection stocks are donated for charity institutions.

The development activity is made with materials already in stock and with 3D Software in order not to waste new materials.

The brand has visited all its suppliers in order to be aware of the working conditions of its workers.

Most of its suppliers use renewable energy. 

About packaging every sing item is packed inside of a cotton bag, crafted from deadstock. In case of shipment of more than one item, the multiple pieces are sent together in the same cardboard box.


Company Sustainability

The brand has a verified paid social security contribution confirmed by the certification uploaded on SBP member area.

It also has an ethical code which includes sustainable issues.

The brand provides extra service for free in work life (ex. parking for bike, transportation for free to reach the office, lunch meal for free...).

A Line allows smart working and some paid free time to its employees in order to better balance their private life and work. 

The brand organizes webinars or meetings for its employees about all sustainable topics such as climate change or gender equality.


Community

The brand has been making donations since 6 months to Dress For Success Portugal (https://lisbon.dressforsuccess.org/) by giving to them 147 shirts. 


Customer Care

The brand provides to its customers The Longevity Program, which proposes repair to any damage on A Line clothes before customers consider replacing them. Together with its in-house artisans, it proposes a solution on a case-by-case basis. The apparel that’s not suitable for repair, as well as all the other items purchased at A Line, are eligible for recycling and donation.

The Longevity Program reduces garments going to landfills and incineration, therefore it explores the most sustainable way to recycle or replace the unused garments, rewarding the customers with 15% off on its next order.

Moreover, the brand provides every order with a card with clothing care tips as well as washing and drying instructions. The cotton bag (deadstock) used to pack the garments is also thought to be used in the washing process, with the piece inside for longer life.


Certifications

Raw Materials better cotton initiative oeko-tex standard 100
Production iso 9001 SA 8000
Packaging FSC 100% oeko-tex standard 100 ISO 14001
Logistics ISO9001 SA8000

Blockchain

Last blockchain update 20 December 2021

Supply Chain Track


Raw Materials 1 Production 2 Packaging 3 Logistics 4
Made in Portugal Made in Portugal Made in Portugal Made in Portugal
1 100% of the collection is Made in Portugal.
2 100% of the collection is Made in Portugal.
3 100% of the collection is Made in Portugal.
4 100% of the collection is Made in Portugal.

Questions & Answers

1 What does sustainable fashion mean to you?
Durability
- Adopting fair work practices
- Minimal use of chemical elements
- Using recycled materials
- Fair worker conditions
- Sharing the business benefit with the community
2 What would you like your target audience's priorities to be?
- Quality/Design
- Comfort
- Sustainability
3 Is your communication properly inspired by your level of sustainability? What should you do to improve it?
Our communication is based on transparency, sharing all our values and daily brand routine with our community. Fortunately, as we are our own manufacturer, developing all the processes from design to packaging in our atelier, we are able to share the entire process on our social channels, website or even with the press. We have the opportunity to involve our followers in the process, showing them every important and meaningful achievement, mainly related to sustainability. We are certain that a lot more can be done, the interaction can be improved and the community can be a more relevant part of A LINE and we are working on actions and contents that will help us to put that into practice, like atelier tours, Q&A, workshops with our atelier team.
4 What is your mission?
Each decision we make is a symbol of our commitment to defining what the future of fashion looks like. Pioneering new alternative materials, pushing towards circularity, protecting ancient and endangered forests, to measuring our impact with ground-breaking tools – commitment and sustainable development are our keywords.
Next Sustainable Goals and SBP challenge

Recognized by the United Nations as a project to accelerate the implementation of sustainable actions in the fashion industry, Sustainable Brand Platform has committed to tracking future goals pursued by brand.

6
Total
goals
20/8/22
Next check date
0
Goals achieved
6
Goals to achieve
Read more

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