When we buy clothes, what do we really pay for?
Our pricing model is based on the cost of raw materials, labor, logistics and donations. We then add a markup to make up for our business expenses like employees and freelancers, investments in future products, insurance, website and transaction fees, and marketing. An ethical, sustainable production process is expensive, which is why the true cost of our garments is often as high as the final retail price of fast fashion items.
Here's the breakdown of how our prices are put together:
Our own garments
Materials: the purchase of the fabric, threads, brand and care labels, rubber bands and other trimmings like buttons or hooks
Labor: The cost of producing a garment also covers the cost of pattern making and sampling (which usually takes about 3+ attempts per garment)
Logistics: include the transportation of samples, goods, fees and packaging costs to the office before a collection goes live as well as packaging materials and time expenses when it comes to sending out the final orders
Company costs: Our markup (the difference between the retail price of our products and the amount we pay to produce them) allows us to afford all of our company expenses (wages, employee and freelance insurance, website fees, transaction fees, marketing) and still makes it possible for us to invest in future collections since production costs must be paid in advance of actually producing the product.
Tax: We pay 20% sales tax - This price does not include income tax.
Donations: we are committed to plant one tree for every item we sell. You can "visit" our forest here.