SUSTAINABLY MADE | SUSTAINABLE IMPACTS

Apothea takes great care to ensure the brands we carry make thoughtful and impactful contributions toward sustainable fashion. We are proud to partner with so many like-minded companies that are leading the way in sustainable practices at all levels of impact.

We celebrate brands of all sizes making noticeable steps toward the ever evolving sustainable fashion standard such as -  responsible material sourcing, small batch production, creative design principles, charitable endeavors, and net-zero emission practices.  Learn more about the individual efforts each brand is making to ensure the quality and longevity of your garments as you build your wardrobe with Apothea.


AERON garments are made via local & close to home production - 50% of their seasonal collections are produced in Hungary, 32% within Europe, with the remaining 18% in China.  Their core collection of knitted staples use Wholegarment® technology to achieve zero-waste production while consuming less energy.  Their in-House sampling... Read more

AERON garments are made via local & close to home production - 50% of their seasonal collections are produced in Hungary, 32% within Europe, with the remaining 18% in China.  Their core collection of knitted staples use Wholegarment® technology to achieve zero-waste production while consuming less energy.  Their in-House sampling process is predominately made by female-prominent communities of craftsmen and manufacturing is ensured to have fair working conditions that employ and provide rehabilitation for people with disabilities through income and health services.  AERON supports Oltalom Charity Society, organizations supporting Ukrainian refugees, and collects aid in partnership with the Charity Services of the Order of Malta.  They are also transparent about their Assessment of Carbon Footprint Scope to develop a tailored climate strategy and reduction pathway to achieve Net-zero emissions, working toward a circular model and 100% responsibly sourced materials by the end of 2025.

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Ancient Greek Sandals celebrate their Grecian heritage using traditional techniques that have existed for centuries.  Raw leathers, surplus leathers, and upcycled materials that are tanned naturally and chemically free and pieces are only stitched delicately when needed.  These sandals are handmade locally by skilled craftsmen keeping local artisanal traditions and... Read more

Ancient Greek Sandals celebrate their Grecian heritage using traditional techniques that have existed for centuries.  Raw leathers, surplus leathers, and upcycled materials that are tanned naturally and chemically free and pieces are only stitched delicately when needed.  These sandals are handmade locally by skilled craftsmen keeping local artisanal traditions and practices alive.

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Bassike, which opened its doors using organic cotton and responsible business practices is now B corp certified and has created an internal Sustainable Ethical Manufacturing Index (S.E.M.I) to guide their production processes and maintain their values. This allows them to have transparent, long term relationships with suppliers and manufacturers.  With... Read more

Bassike, which opened its doors using organic cotton and responsible business practices is now B corp certified and has created an internal Sustainable Ethical Manufacturing Index (S.E.M.I) to guide their production processes and maintain their values. This allows them to have transparent, long term relationships with suppliers and manufacturers.  With 95% of their line made locally in Australia, S.E.M.I gives them the framework to ensure the entire supply chain from environment, labor, to animal welfare meet their standards or are developing systems to do so.  Their operational emissions are certified carbon neutral by the Australian government as well as their organic jersey cotton collection.  Bassike is actively converting mills to solar, updating freight practices, prioritizing lower impact materials, and exploring circularity to reach their 2030 goals.  They contribute to the Australian based Northern Beaches Women’s Shelter and partner with The Mirabel Foundation each year.

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B Sides is a leader in the upcycled material space.  Sourcing materials and pieces heading to the landfill and reworking them into “on trend” garments. They produce their pieces in the USA both in manufacturing and using mills in Georgia and North Carolina that have been making textiles since the... Read more

B Sides is a leader in the upcycled material space.  Sourcing materials and pieces heading to the landfill and reworking them into “on trend” garments. They produce their pieces in the USA both in manufacturing and using mills in Georgia and North Carolina that have been making textiles since the 19th century.  Local manufacturing, combined with the reworking deadstock garments and a made-to-order production cadence lowers the impact of their products on the environment both in production and shipping. 

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Emerson Fry makes a conscious effort to set ongoing goals ensuring they are making clothing purposefully and to last.  They aim to be as close to zero waste as possible by only making clothing to order, limited production runs and careful attention to stock management.  They work with eco-conscious fabrics... Read more

Emerson Fry makes a conscious effort to set ongoing goals ensuring they are making clothing purposefully and to last.  They aim to be as close to zero waste as possible by only making clothing to order, limited production runs and careful attention to stock management.  They work with eco-conscious fabrics and milling processes like organic cottons, hemp, linen, Tencel, silk, wool, and recycled fabrics.  These materials not only last longer and age beautifully, they also promote clean water, replenish soil, balance ecosystems, are pesticide free, and use low impact and plant based dyes.  They use jobber fabrics, excess fabrics  that luxury brands have overmilled and would otherwise be destroyed.  Their India Collection partners with artists in India to create beautiful hand block printed and tie  pieces that keep centuries old traditions alive.  Other than their India Collection, all Emerson Fry pieces are designed by a small team and manufactured in the USA to provide local, US based jobs. 

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Faithfull The Brand is proudly B Corp certified and are committed to the ongoing nature of bettering practices across their business. With a deep respect for the people and local communities who make their clothing, they pay all of their employees in Indonesia and Australia above the national minimum with... Read more

Faithfull The Brand is proudly B Corp certified and are committed to the ongoing nature of bettering practices across their business. With a deep respect for the people and local communities who make their clothing, they pay all of their employees in Indonesia and Australia above the national minimum with benefits.  They also offer microfinancing and training programs, both internally and externally, to employ local people who may not have relevant experience. Community investment has been a core mission of Faithfull, they have provided financial and managerial support to local, small, independent factories, and the people working within them, with the goal to see them prosper.  They give to a variety of charities and organizations, prioritizing their local community in Bali, Indonesia and also providing support to international organizations based on global needs and circumstances.  They partner with established NGOs as well as grassroots organizations such as Trees4Trees, Worn For Good, Thread Together, the Red Cross.  They donate fabric, excess stock, and sample collections to women’s centers within Indonesia facilitate the learning of entrepreneurial skills and charitable organizations in Bali and Australia like Thread Together, Worn for Good, and the Red Cross.  On Earth Day 2021 they donated 100% of their onlines sales to Trees4Trees which planted 15,600 trees across Indonesia.  Faithfull participates during moments of need to provide specific support.  In August 2018, they provided over 5000 hygiene packs to a number of remote villages, supplied food for more than 1000 people, and contributed over 100 boxes of clothing to Lombok and a number of other small islands after a devastating earthquake.  In Bali, the global pandemic in 2020 made a significant impact on Bali’s economy with the halt of tourism,  they launched an ongoing project to distribute food care packages to affected communities, not just the communities involved with the company.  As of December 2021, they supplied food to more than 5000 families and 2100 kg of food to animal shelters.

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Frame seeks out or invents eco-conscious materials and production methods to create guidelines for a “Responsible Denim Product” which includes criteria for fibers to be recycled, organically grown, water saving, innovatively grown, degradable, naturally dyed and processes uses water saving machinery, new technology and to exclude bleach, stones, potassium permanganate.... Read more

Frame seeks out or invents eco-conscious materials and production methods to create guidelines for a “Responsible Denim Product” which includes criteria for fibers to be recycled, organically grown, water saving, innovatively grown, degradable, naturally dyed and processes uses water saving machinery, new technology and to exclude bleach, stones, potassium permanganate. They use traceable and recycled luxury wool and cashmere reducing by 58-98% the water, energy, and CO2 emissions it takes to mill virgin wool. Their organic Pima cotton is grown using traditional techniques of crop rotation, mulching and hand-weeding rather than the use of harmful pesticides. Their Wash & Go silk is ethically harvested from silkworms achieving their full lifecycle and made in Bluesign certified factories that have high industry standards and eco-certifications without the use of harmful dyes or chemicals. Frame follows the Responsible Luxury Initiative Animal Sourcing Principles to ensure they engage in strict ethical practices regarding animal welfare and partner with local vendors like Incalpaca who reduce water and energy when handling natural alpaca wool and offer training and development programs to employees. Frame invests in Living Carbon to help neutralize the carbon emitted in their deliveries and help support research. Their packing uses recycled corrugated boxes and BHT-free 100% recycled poly mailers across the entire business. They aim to keep textiles out of landfills by partnering with Thred Up to educate and encourage giving their clothing a second life promoting circularity in fashion and donating unused fabric scraps to FABSCRAP. Frame maintains a commitment to the California Transparency Supply Chain Act, high ethical standards, and legal compliance in all aspects of their business and supply chain with a zero tolerance policy for enslavement and human trafficking. They choose suppliers who share that commitment and reevaluate relationships that fail to comply. They partner with their vendors to ensure employees receive onsite daycare, educational opportunities, and transportation support and since 2016, they have donated over $1 million to support social justice causes, equal opportunity, disaster relief, and environmental initiatives. Each summer they partake in RAISEFashion & ARFs Summer Internship Program welcoming students from HBCUs with an interest in fashion. Their volunteer initiatives include Baby2Baby, LA Mission, and Midnight Missions as part of their office culture while encouraging employees to take service days to volunteer for causes they care about.

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Hannah Artwear’s design process embraces the artistic process and is done in collaboration with artisans, prioritizing human connection, age old techniques, and craft traditions.  They work closely with artisan shops in Jaipur, India to both celebrate these beautiful traditions and invest in the communities that inspired the brand.  Pieces are... Read more

Hannah Artwear’s design process embraces the artistic process and is done in collaboration with artisans, prioritizing human connection, age old techniques, and craft traditions.  They work closely with artisan shops in Jaipur, India to both celebrate these beautiful traditions and invest in the communities that inspired the brand.  Pieces are made with nature in mind, applying skillful techniques like hand embroidery and woodblock hand printing on natural fabrics like organic cottons, linens, and hand loomed habotai silks.

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LIÉ STUDIO understands its role in the global supply chain and is committed to working with suppliers who build on transparent and consistent social and work-related conditions.  They strive to work with Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers who hold a number of certifications such as SEDEX, BSCI, IS0 14001,... Read more

LIÉ STUDIO understands its role in the global supply chain and is committed to working with suppliers who build on transparent and consistent social and work-related conditions.  They strive to work with Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers who hold a number of certifications such as SEDEX, BSCI, IS0 14001, and FSC.  Their jewelry is made by SEDEX certified manufacturers, Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, committed to ethical sourcing, sustainable practices, and social responsibility.  They ensure fair and safe working conditions, minimal environmental impact, transparency and compliance for workers health.  Their suppliers are a part of BSCI, Business Social Compliance Initiative, aiming to improve working conditions through actionable codes of conduct aiming at social compliance and factory improvements.  Suppliers are supported by IS0 14001 standard to help manage their environmental responsibilities, providing the framework for the companies to enhance environmental performance.  Suppliers use FSC, Forest Stewardship Council, products which protect the biodiversity and long-term health of our forests and respect the rights of forest workers.

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Loretta Caponi revolutionized hand embroidery in the 60’s and the company still honors the artistry today. With the Atelier, workshop, and sales floor under one roof in Italy, they believe in celebrating their master artisans and the skilled knowledge that has been handed down for centuries in the region. In... Read more

Loretta Caponi revolutionized hand embroidery in the 60’s and the company still honors the artistry today. With the Atelier, workshop, and sales floor under one roof in Italy, they believe in celebrating their master artisans and the skilled knowledge that has been handed down for centuries in the region. In natural silks, cottons, and linens, their proprietary tailoring and hand embroidery techniques are used for each made to order garment, embracing slow fashion while honoring tradition. Each year they pull from archival prints and fabrics, limiting the overproduction of textiles.

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In addition to prioritizing small batch production and the use of natural silks and artisanal jacquards intended to be worn, loved, and passed down, Saloni is committed to their Pack4good Policy by influencing, supporting, and holding suppliers accountable for the supply chains of all fabric, paper, and packaging. In collaboration... Read more

In addition to prioritizing small batch production and the use of natural silks and artisanal jacquards intended to be worn, loved, and passed down, Saloni is committed to their Pack4good Policy by influencing, supporting, and holding suppliers accountable for the supply chains of all fabric, paper, and packaging. In collaboration with Canopy they take a strong stance in protecting ancient forests encouraging the advancement of packaging and paper that reduce environmental and social impacts and put a focus on agricultural fibers like wheat and straw, and recycled content at commercial scale production. They work to eliminate sourcing from suppliers that are logging forests illegally, tree plantations, or in conflict with First Nations/tribal/indigenous peoples’ community rights and request suppliers to acknowledge the Indigenous and rural community’s legal, customary or user rights to their territories, land, and resources and have resolved any and all complaints or conflicts. They give preference to suppliers who are limiting the loss of high carbon stock forest and to those who actively reduce their greenhouse gas footprint and maintain or restore forests that function to regulate the flow and purity of water at all levels. Whenever possible, they request that all fabric, packaging and paper is sourced from responsibly managed forests certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification system. Each year Saloni reviews their internal practices to identify areas of reduction, re-use, or redesign. They have increased digital communication, marketing, and accounting systems, and switched to BPA/BPS free and non phenol receipts for instore use as well as reusable shipping boxes. They have redesigned their e-commerce operations to minimize paper use and give preference to suppliers using chlorine free bleaching. As early adopters of innovations around researching and circular economy practices they prioritize the purchase of man-made cellulose that include a minimum of 50% innovative fiber sourcing with the goal of a closed-loop solution by 2025.

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SLVRLAKE Denim is designed and made to order locally in Los Angeles using a high proportion of low impact materials like GOTS certified organic cotton that help limit chemicals, water usage, and wastewater throughout the supply chain.  They proudly comply with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act to address... Read more

SLVRLAKE Denim is designed and made to order locally in Los Angeles using a high proportion of low impact materials like GOTS certified organic cotton that help limit chemicals, water usage, and wastewater throughout the supply chain.  They proudly comply with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act to address enslavement and human trafficking.

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FARM Rio is proudly B Corp certified and takes great pride in monitoring and improving ethical trade and supply chain transparency at every step of their over 20 stage process.  They are members of Sedex - Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, the largest collaborative platform for sharing ethical supply chain data,... Read more

FARM Rio is proudly B Corp certified and takes great pride in monitoring and improving ethical trade and supply chain transparency at every step of their over 20 stage process.  They are members of Sedex - Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, the largest collaborative platform for sharing ethical supply chain data, also offering an internationally recognized audit program, SMETA, which follows standards of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI).  To improve the protection of human health and environmental risks associated with the use of chemicals, products are tested by certified labs in line with their SOP FARM (standard operating procedures) which is based on international regulations REACH - Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals in Europe and the FTC - Federal Trade Commission in the US.  They participate in the Open Supply Hub, making their Tier 1 apparel  and shoe direct suppliers public and audited by a third party certifier following SMETA standards.  They work hard to use more responsible materials in their collections, sourcing the best versions the industry offers such as Lenzing™ Ecovero™ viscose, Organic Cotton, Recycled Polyester, and Fluity-(co2) a.O.P..  Brazilian biodiversity inspires their commitment to materials from environmentally friendly sources and adopt production processes that follow the best market practices, committed to preserving the environment. They focus on giving back to Brazil on multiple fronts, such as allocating resources to reforestation projects and protecting Brazilian wildlife.  They are following the GHG Protocol to achieve Net Zero emissions in 3 stages of scope, aiming for 1 and 2 by 2030 and 3 by 2050.  They achieved 100% offset of their CO2 emissions in partnership with Grupo SOMA and their “1,000 trees a day, everyday” reforestation project and the purchase of carbon credits.  FARM Rio also partners with SOS Mata Atlântica Foundation and the Institute for Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Amazon to plant trees in Brazil and have now expanded to One Tree Planted to scale this initiative even more.  For each purchase on their site, store, or through authorized retailers, they donate one tree to be planted in different Brazilian biomes. From 2019 until the end of 2022, they donated one million trees to all 6 biomes in Brazil through their reforestation projects and partnerships.  Since 2016, they have been enhancing their processes and Brazilian partnerships to invest in lines that reuse surplus fabric in stock, selling products with less ecological impact and implementing reverse logistics in their products. They aim to be a zero landfill waste company by 2030 and to consolidate and expand circular economy programs by 2025 to increase the amount of items with their life extended by 20%.  They partner with local Brazilian companies  to upcycle defective pieces, scraps, and unused textiles.  They have partnerships throughout Brazil that strive to impact the local communities where they operate, seeing positive outcomes like preservation of Brazilian biomes, encouragement for the minimization of inequalities, incentives for education and training, improvement in health and well-being, financial independence, and generation of shared value.  In 2017 they partnered with the Yawanawa people, supporting them and their history through the structuring of the handicraft chain, reforestation projects, digital inclusion, and cultural festivals. Local artisanal work telling the stories of Brazilian artisans and their communities is showcased throughout every FARM Rio store and pop-ups from the racks to the fitting rooms to the soundtracks to the decor.  In 2021, they introduced an Action Plan to Accelerate Diversity and Inclusion within the company based on 5 major public commitments and 3 pillars to support their actions: learn, respect, host.  They make a conscious effort to maintain diversity at all levels of the organization, they’ve prepared their leadership to receive people in a more comprehensive way, working on attracting and retaining talent, and launching an exclusive trainee program for Black and Indigenous people, having 70% of the positions filled by in-house candidates.  Additionally, they won the “Women on Board Seal for having two women board members, they signed the “UN’s Equity is a Priority” commitment and pledged to have 50% of women employees in top leadership positions by 2030, and introduced the topic of diversity, fairness, and inclusion in their supply chains.

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Size Conversions

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INTL US UK/AUS IT FR EU JP KR CN JEANS
XXS 00 2-4 36 32 30 3 33 23
XS 0-2 4-6 38 34-36 32 5-7 44 160-165/84-86 24-25
S 4-6 8-10 40 36-38 34 7-9 55 165-170/88-90 26-27
M 6-10 10-14 42 38-40 36 11-13 66 167-172/92-96 27-28
L 10-14 16-18 44 42 38 13-17 77 168-173/98-102 29-30
XL 16 20 46 44 40 19 88 170-176/106-110 31-32
XXL 18 22 48 46 42 21 99 32-34

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