Our Environmental Commitment
ABLESIA is aware of how important is to preserve and protect the environment. Being conscious of the importance of the earth is one of our key guiding principles.
We are committed to manufacturing quality clothing in a manner that ensures a safe and healthy workplace and reduces the impact and footprint on the environment.
We are committed to working with a supply chain that holds our same environmental values. We expect the activities of our suppliers to be compatible with our Environmental Policy guidelines.
Our environmental commitment embraces the following fundamentals:
As a brand we have some concepts that are the fundamentals of the brand. We ensure all of our fundamentals are in harmony with the environment.
Fundamental #1 – Produce in small editions
We choose to produce in small editions and with a unique size only, that are designed to fit most body sizes.
This way we can estimate what will be produced will be sold. This ensures a short margin of error with the number of produced pieces and avoiding stock accumulation. With this process and fundamental way of working we safe energy, water and reduce our environment impact.
Fundamental #2 – Long Lasting Clothing
Since the beginning, we have been mindfully developing pieces to be everlasting. Our pieces are season less, modern and stylish and can be worn year after year The clothing we create is handmade and made with care. Each stitch and article of clothing is carefully crafted.
Fundamental #3 – Local Sourcing and Use of eco-fabrics and surplus fabrics
Making the choice of sourcing and using fabrics that are surpluses from Portuguese local factories is fundamental to our brand. At Ablesia we transform these surplus fabrics into beautiful clothes. By using surplus fabrics we are saving unused materials from ending up in the landfill which in turn helps to reduce energy and greenhouse gas emissions. By utilizing local factories we are reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by reductions in transportation.
Using deadstock fabrics doesn’t mean that we do not use eco-friendly materials. In fact we are so blessed to find so many amazing eco-materials that we also use such as:cupro, lyocell, linen etc.
Buying, and producing everything local in Portugal is a big part of our concept The main goals is to get everything from closer locations to reduce energy, CO2 keep our footprint low and our Mother Earth green and happy.
Fundamental #4 – Our Efficient Cutting Process and Use of Waste
We like to go slow, and our cutting process reveals this. All the fabrics are layered in a manual way to be able to see with care and in detail if there is any flaws in the fabrics. This is a process that takes time and patience but, in the end, we feel that because we take such care in our cutting, we create low amounts of waste.
Fundamental #5 – Partnerships to benefit the environment
We see the partnership with our suppliers as an opportunity to improve environmentally and, because we have a close connection with each of them, we can discuss and promote better environmental conditions.