Sustainability is very important to Sassy World! I have broken down different areas below but if you have any further questions please feel free to email me email@example.com or drop us a DM on instagram @sassyworlduk!
Being a predominantly vintage brand, I believe that shopping second hand is one of the best way to shop whilst trying to look after the planet. There are so many fabulous clothes already out there! And my absolute favourite part of my job is sourcing the sassiest 80s and 90s clothes. All vintage items are handpicked by either me, Helena, or my mum Anne. I ensure that all items are of high vintage quality and if there are any signs of preloved-ness, I mention it in the product description.
Very occasionally I launch a Sassy World t-shirt in collaboration with a wonderfully talented Artist and Illustrator I met in Paris, Rhea (@youngearlgrey). It's very important to me that the t-shirts are as sustainable as possible which is why I chose to print on to organic Earth Positive T-shirts. The brand ethically creates their clothing using renewable energy sources in an region where 95% of it's water comes from monsoon rain. You can read more about the brand here! I then get the designs digitally printed on to the tees in the UK.
Independent designer collaborations
For the last few years I've teamed up with some incredible designers who happen to run some of my favourite independent brands. The most frequent collaboration being the Jade Clark x Sassy World swimwear. For this collaboration, the majority of the items are handmade to order and made by Jade in the UK. We drop one collection every summer!
With all of the independent designer collaborations, all of the items are made in the UK as well as made to order which avoids waste. This of course means you have to wait a couple of weeks for your item to arrive but slow fashion is the way to go if we wanna help the planet!
I've recently switched Sassy World's packaging over to recyclable cardboard boxes yay! The tape that is used is also fully recyclable and I handwrite addresses straight onto the box to avoid any extra paper and printing.