A LINE

Overall rating

5/6

Country: Portugal

Category: Ready to wear

Established in: 2016

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.

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.

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.

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

Overall rating

5/6

Value Chain Ready to wear

6/6

Company sustainability

6/6

Community

2/6

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