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TOWARDS A BETTER TOMORROW

Climate change remains one of the greatest challenges of our time. Its consequences will affect our one and only planet and everyone living on it – making it a key challenge to everyone, including us.

At SKYE, the importance of ethics and sustainability is ingrained into our culture and values.

We consider the needs of our present and future generations. We are aware that every aspect of our business must be conducted in a manner that is beneficial to not only within our own community, but also the world at large.

We design, produce and give back in a way that benefits women, small businesses, and underprivileged families while minimizing our impact on the environment.

Each decision we make below is a symbol of our commitment towards a better future.

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SKYE San Francisco SF California shop ethical sustainable modern chic designer women climate change is a challenge 1

Climate change remains one of the greatest challenges of our time. Its consequences will affect our one and only planet and everyone living on it – making it a key challenge to everyone, including us.

At SKYE, the importance of ethics and sustainability is ingrained into our culture and values.

We consider the needs of our present and future generations. We are aware that every aspect of our business must be conducted in a manner that is beneficial to not only within our own community, but also the world at large.

We design, produce and give back in a way that benefits women, small businesses, and underprivileged families while minimizing our impact on the environment.

Each decision we make below is a symbol of our commitment towards a better future.

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SKYE San Francisco SF shop ethical modern minimalist quality women clothing fashion Marie Top grey 6

Timeless and versatile design so you can have more with less

Our designs are timeless, functional, and versatile. You’ll feel chic and comfortable wearing them year after year instead of throwing out trendy pieces that quickly go out of style.

We design our pieces with a coherent aesthetics so they can be easily mixed and matched to form a unique and elevated personal style. This makes getting dressed easier while having fewer pieces.

By loving and wearing every piece in your closet for years to come, you can enjoy fashion while making a smaller impact on the environment.

SKYE San Francisco SF shop ethical modern minimalist quality women clothing fashion Marie Top grey 5
SKYE San Francisco SF shop ethical modern minimalist quality women clothing fashion Marie Top grey 6

Timeless and versatile design so you can have more with less

Our designs are timeless, functional, and versatile. You’ll feel chic and comfortable wearing them year after year instead of throwing out trendy pieces that quickly go out of style.

We design our pieces with a coherent aesthetics so they can be easily mixed and matched to form a unique and elevated personal style. This makes getting dressed easier while having fewer pieces.

By loving and wearing every piece in your closet for years to come, you can enjoy fashion while making a smaller impact on the environment.

Support small businesses and female artisans

Our pieces are made by small family-run businesses, which use traditional artisanal craftsmanship techniques that have largely been left behind by modern mass manufacturing.

When you purchase a piece from us, you are supporting women artisans and their families, who are often the pillars of their local communities.

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Support small businesses and female artisans

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Our pieces are made by small family-run businesses, which use traditional artisanal craftsmanship techniques that have largely been left behind by modern mass manufacturing.

When you purchase a piece from us, you are supporting women artisans and their families, who are often the pillars of their local communities.

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SKYE San Francisco SF California shop ethical sustainable modern chic designer women use quality fabric swatch

Use quality and sustainable materials that last

We believe the key to sustainable fashion is to make pieces that last with quality and sustainable materials.

We use the best materials available, so that your SKYE pieces last decades instead of a single season. Most of our garments are made from natural, biodegradable materials such as cotton, linen, TENCEL, and wool.

All of our fabrics undergo a stringent durability and color-fastness test. As a result, your SKYE garments maintain their shape and color through repeated wash and wear.

SKYE San Francisco SF California shop ethical sustainable modern chic designer women use quality fabric wool swatch
SKYE San Francisco SF California shop ethical sustainable modern chic designer women use quality fabric swatch

Use quality and sustainable materials that last

We believe the key to sustainable fashion is to make pieces that last with quality and sustainable materials.

We use the best materials available, so that your SKYE pieces last decades instead of a single season. Most of our garments are made from natural, biodegradable materials such as cotton, linen, TENCEL, and wool.

All of our fabrics undergo a stringent durability and color-fastness test. As a result, your SKYE garments maintain their shape and color through repeated wash and wear.

Make garments that are machine-washable

Did you know that every time a piece of clothing is dry cleaned, a small amount of Perchloroethylene (PERC) remains on that piece of clothing and gets released into your home?

Even minimal contact with PERC can cause dizziness, headaches, nausea, skin and respiratory irritation while long-term exposure has been associated with more serious health consequences.

Except for wool coats, almost all SKYE garments can be machine washed which not only saves money and time for you, but also avoids the environmental and health hazards that come with dry cleaning.

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Make garments that are machine-washable

SKYE San Francisco SF California shop ethical sustainable modern chic designer women make garments machine washable

Did you know that every time a piece of clothing is dry cleaned, a small amount of Perchloroethylene (PERC) remains on that piece of clothing and gets released into your home?

Even minimal contact with PERC can cause dizziness, headaches, nausea, skin and respiratory irritation while long-term exposure has been associated with more serious health consequences.

Except for wool coats, almost all SKYE garments can be machine washed which not only saves money and time for you, but also avoids the environmental and health hazards that come with dry cleaning.

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Use eco-friendly, low-impact dyes

Our fabrics are processed with eco-friendly low-impact dyes without harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde, VOCs, arylamines and harsh pHs.

As a result, our garments are more gentle for your skin and the environment. 

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Use eco-friendly, low-impact dyes

Our fabrics are processed with eco-friendly low-impact dyes without harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde, VOCs, arylamines and harsh pHs.

As a result, our garments are more gentle for your skin and the environment. 

Produce in small batches to prevent having too much stock

Most brands overproduce and throw away products that don’t sell, which can be as much as 30-40% of their inventory.

We are more mindful when it comes to production, as we only make what we can sell. We handcraft pieces in small batches, making as close to demand as possible.

Since we don’t overproduce, nothing has to go to waste.

SKYE San Francisco SF California shop ethical sustainable modern chic designer women produce in small batches

Produce in small batches to prevent having too much stock

SKYE San Francisco SF California shop ethical sustainable modern chic designer women produce in small batches

Most brands overproduce and throw away products that don’t sell, which can be as much as 30-40% of their inventory.

We are more mindful when it comes to production, as we only make what we can sell. We handcraft pieces in small batches, making as close to demand as possible.

Since we don’t overproduce, nothing has to go to waste.

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SKYE San Francisco SF California shop ethical sustainable modern chic designer women use zero waste design to avoid waste

Employ zero-waste design to fully utilize all raw materials

Roughly 20-30% of materials used by the fashion industry are purchased in excess and get thrown away.

Through smart planning and a dash of ingenious creativity, we employ new design techniques that allow us to craft our pieces with little waste. We also use scraps for making chic small fashion accessories like headbands, belts, and hair ties.

This eliminates the need for unused materials going to the landfill.

SKYE San Francisco SF shop ethical modern minimalist quality women clothing fashion accessories Chantalle Lace Ribbon Belt white 3
SKYE San Francisco SF California shop ethical sustainable modern chic designer women use zero waste design to avoid waste

Employ zero-waste design to fully utilize all raw materials

Roughly 20-30% of materials used by the fashion industry are purchased in excess and get thrown away.

Through smart planning and a dash of ingenious creativity, we employ new design techniques that allow us to craft our pieces with little waste. We also use scraps for making chic small fashion accessories like headbands, belts, and hair ties.

This eliminates the need for unused materials going to the landfill.

Use eco-friendly plastic-free packaging for a smaller environmental impact

All of our beautiful packaging materials are made from post-consumer materials. We also offer a plastic-free option for our environmentally-friendly customers.

Being able to reduce plastic use and repurpose waste is a great way of reducing harm to our planet.

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Use eco-friendly plastic-free packaging for a smaller environmental impact

SKYE San Francisco SF California shop ethical sustainable modern chic designer women eco friendly sustainable packaging materials

All of our beautiful packaging materials are made from post-consumer materials. We also offer a plastic-free option for our environmentally-friendly customers.

Being able to reduce plastic use and repurpose waste is a great way of reducing harm to our planet.

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Community givebacks to benefit those in need

We are lucky to have the support of our community. As our way of saying thanks, we have completed the following community givebacks.

2020

We donated 20% of our proceeds from April-June to the Frontline Responders Fund, which helps provide critical personal protective equipment to medical professionals across the world.

We donated over 750 of our Organic Cotton Masks to Bay Area homeless shelters to help those in need.

With your help, we’ve planted over 500 trees to help with reforestation efforts around the world.

SKYE San Francisco SF California shop ethical sustainable modern chic designer women masks donated to san francisco shelters

Community givebacks to benefit those in need

We are lucky to have the support of our community. As our way of saying thanks, we have completed the following community givebacks.

2020

We donated 20% of our proceeds from April-June to the Frontline Responders Fund, which helps provide critical personal protective equipment to medical professionals across the world.

We donated over 750 of our Organic Cotton Masks to Bay Area homeless shelters to help those in need.

With your help, we’ve planted over 500 trees to help with reforestation efforts around the world.

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts

Despite being a young brand, we are proud of our commitment and progress we’ve made for a better tomorrow. We are truly thankful for all your kindness and support along the way.

We look forward to continually improving our design and production process for a more sustainable future and engaging in meaningful community giveback initiatives.

If you have ideas or suggestions on how we may improve, kindly reach out to [email protected]. We would love to hear from you!

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