Inside Owen Stitch — 4 minuty

Ethical sourcing

Ethical sourcing is a sustainable and conscious approach to material sourcing. It is a connection between farmers, shepherds, and suppliers transparently and holistically. It is allowing us to create products based on radical authenticity.

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But the process as such is never finished. Every material, process, or shipping route or requires ongoing care. Our products may one day become "the best thing out there", but that perfection is fleeting, and stagnation will harm it. Continuous improvement can keep it on top.

Environmental responsibility

MATERIALS

Nature is our biggest source of inspiration. It’s also where we draw our materials from and where the impact of consumption is most keenly felt. No decision is taken lightly. When considering a material we evaluate its efficiency, functional qualities, chemical composition and the amount we’ll need before making a choice.

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Logistics

We aim to reduce the carbon footprint of our products by eliminating any unnecessary stops along the shipping route, this means no middlemen, no layovers, and no warehouses in between. We created a holistic, sustainable logistics plan minimizing on-road freight and avoiding air freight.

And yes, a group of Owen Stitch renegades must have small to no real impact. But still, we had to try and find out what was possible. Moreover, who would not want to load pallets of leather onto a train, argue with customs officers in Russia and guard the transport of precious material across the Transsiberian railway network.

Supply chain

Our supplier partnerships become passion projects when they are rooted in mutual respect.

On an ethical sourcing journey, things will sometimes go wrong—and can go wrong on both sides. We work with partners as one team, trust each other, and spend time together looking for a sustainable solution.

We have developed (and still refining) the Supplier code of conduct that applies to every level of our supply chain. This contract is binding, but it should not invalidate empathy.

Review Supplier Code of Conduct ↗
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Social responsibility

Fair working conditions

It takes a lot of sweat and time to produce raw materials as many people are involved in this long process. It is our responsibility to make sure that every single one of them works under fair conditions. No matter if they are a shepherd farmer in Mongolia, a machine operator in Japan, or a designer in Prague.

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