Created in 2015, Republicana’s mission was to build an ethical fashion line that was socially and environmentally responsible.
Roughly 15% of the total fabric used by the fashion industry is wasted. To counteract these wasteful practices we have come up with our accessory collection, which allows us not only to use all of our fabric leftovers from our garments, but also create custom order pieces for our clients.
Our locally sourced acrylic, used in our accessories, is a result of recycling practices. We collect the acrylic waste from local companies that they no longer need and we enable reusing or repairing, which results in fewer materials entering the waste stream. Reduction and reuse are the most effective ways for protecting the environment.
Every stage of the fashion industry’s supply chain is energy-intensive. By utilizing renewable energy sources we can transform the fashion sector and build a more sustainable world. Republicana is now operating on 98% renewable energy, making our manufacturing process more efficient.
We employ local artisans with a high level of quality and expertise in their particular craft. We strive to lift these artisans and their families out of poverty by providing employment with a fair wage, good working conditions, and no gender or racial discrimination.
Without them, these products and the entire concept of Republicana could not exist.