Here at Candide, we really love clothes. But ultimately clothes are just clothes, and people should not be suffering so that we can make more clothes. With that in mind, we try to always choose the most sustainable option whenever possible.
First and foremost, we value ethical labor practices. For this reason, we do all of our production in the United States, in either NYC or LA. This way we can easily visit the factories to be sure of the working conditions, and we can also insure that our factory workers are compensated fairly.
We also try to use sustainable materials where ever possible, whether that means using natural fibers or recycled fibers. We are not able to use 100% natural or recycled fibers, but we hope as technology improves and the fashion community embraces more sustainability, more sustainable options will become available.
We will also try to maintain as much transparency as possible, so that you can judge for yourself. In that spirit, here is some more information about our production and fabric sourcing processes.
All of our knitwear is developed and produced in LA through Nimbly, using an on-demand 3D knitting process. This means that each piece is made within 3-5 days of you ordering it using a completely automated process. There is no waste, either in fabric or from unused stock, which is one of the biggest sources of waste in the fashion industry. Additionally, it requires very little human interference once the pieces are developed, meaning that everyone involved in the making of these pieces is highly skilled and correspondingly compensated. Nimbly also values sustainability and works with us to source the most sustainable yarn.
Cut and Sew Production
All of our cut and sew production is done in NYC through Grace Apparel Production
Our development is done with
Here are our fabric/trim/button sources