Our swimwear manufacturer is also one of our biggest collaborators in our sustainability efforts. They have established environmentally friendly operations within their manufacturing process to:
- Use energy more efficiently
- Reduce the release of pollutants in their operations
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- Reduce the creation of waste materials
- Collect, reuse, recycle or compost waste materials
Our three main suppliers – fabric producer, fabric printer and manufacturer — are top of the line eco-friendly companies all located within miles from each other in Northern Italy. This allows us to keep our carbon footprint low and production times shorter while having peace of mind that we are supporting companies that care about the environment just as much as we do.
Fair & Ethical
We believe in fair trade and ethical production processes, which is why we make sure our production partners implement decent and fair working conditions and systems, that are compliant with national and international regulations.
Our products are handmade by artisans – Italian ladies of all ages – who work in a safe and fun environment. Our boutique atelier is a top of the line facility and is used by many of the high-end fashion brands.
Sustainable Production Techniques
We take into consideration a number of techniques, strategies, alternative processes and approaches that have a low environmental impact and positive social purpose.
Some of them are the ZERO WASTE PATTERN CUTTING technique, that eliminates textile waste at the design stage. It has been estimated that 15% of textiles intended for clothing ends up on the cutting room floor. Why waste a precious resource?
Another is using MINIMAL SEAM CONSTRUCTION, which reduces the number of seams required to sew together a garment. It makes manufacturing much quicker and can save on materials. It can also allow the garment to have greater freedom of movement and increase comfort for the wearer.
One of our favorites is obviously the MULTI-FUNCTIONAL / TRANSFORMATIONAL Strategy, which is designing products for multiple uses. At Lia Sahara, we are all about designing swimsuits that can be worn multiple ways, many also being reversible and having components that you can add or remove. All our accessories are attachable and detachable, reversible and so versatile that you can use them in a different way each time you wear them.