“Today more than ever, shopping has become a political act. As much as possible, we need to challenge ourselves to make choices that reflect our commitment to social justice and ecological concerns.”
- Valentine Thomas, À contre-courant
It’s no secret that second to oil, fashion is the most pollutive industry in the world. Many of our current sustainability and environmental problems can be linked straight back to fast fashion.
In 2017, the Global Fashion Agenda declared that if the industry failed to change, fashion’s impact on the climate would increase by 49% between now and 2030. We need the industry to change.
We need to reflect deeply on the things we buy. Because buying is voting with our dollars.
Give yourself the mission to become a conscious consumer. Don’t turn your head at the negative effect that transpires from buying clothes that aren’t produced in a sustainable or ethical way.
As a conscious consumer, you’ve made the commitment to only purchase items that respect specific sustainability laws and thereby refrain from supporting mass production, in addition to harmful and abusive manufacturing processes.
By choosing Rose Buddha, you’re making a choice that respects both the planet and her people. And here we have five great reasons that prove it.
5 eco-friendly reasons to choose Rose Buddha
We plant trees
Did you know that Canada possesses 10% of the world’s forest cover. Knowing this inspired Rose Buddha to collaborate with Tree Canada.
By planting trees, we naturally offset our carbon emissions. The state of climate change is alarming, and trees represent a natural solution to reduce carbon pollution in the air.
Did you know that a fully grown tree can absorb up to 22 kg of carbon dioxide per year?
Who hasn’t had that embarrassing piece of athletic wear that retains that stinky gym funk, even after several washes? Luckily, Rose Buddha leggings are chitosante treated. This antibacterial and eco-friendly process results in ultra-breathable fabrics that wick away moisture and reduce odour. Derived from the antimicrobial agent found in crab and shrimp shells, chitosante is completely eco-responsible and causes zero harm to our health and our planet.
When you choose Chitosante treated athletic wear, your clothing will last longer and you’ll be able to avoid excess washes that pollute our oceans.
Our products are Standard 100 certified by OEKO-TEX®
With OEKO-TEX®, consumers and companies can protect our planet through eco-responsible choices.
Rose Buddha is proud to offer Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified products that meet several rigorous criteria, particularly with regard to the use of chemical products and the release of waste into the environment.
From start to finish, every Rose Buddha product is created locally. Maxime and Madeleine strongly believe in reducing their carbon footprint as much as humanly possible. To do so, they’ve worked tirelessly to ensure that Rose Buddha production remains local.
Ethics lie at the heart of Rose Buddha’s fundamental values. We love and respect all people. At Rose Buddha, we know every person in each link of our production chain. We treat them the same way we’d wish to be treated ourselves. We wouldn’t be able to sleep at night if we knew our products were created at the expense of other people’s suffering.
This is why we insist that each step of our production stays inside Quebec, from our initial design and pattern creation to legging production and delivery. We love our team and each and every one of our precious and local collaborators. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to offer you such a high-quality, eco-responsible product.
We use recycled polyester
Every year, billions of plastic bottles end up in the landfill. The good news is, you can make a difference by choosing our leggings that are made from recycled polyester.
Recycled polyester is created from a variety of recycled materials, including plastic bottles. Our choice to use recycled polyester lets us provide high-quality products while reducing our environmental footprint.
Recycled polyester also takes less energy than the production of virgin polyester. In this way, we can decrease our dependence on petroleum as a raw material for textile creation.
As a conscious consumer, you can take heart in knowing that your decision to purchase ethical and sustainable products will make a difference in creating a better world for tomorrow.