About Us

We are made right here

Benoit, Maxime and Madeleine, Rose Buddha's co-founders,  strongly believe in reducing their carbon footprint as much as is humanly possible.

To do so, they’ve worked relentlessly to ensure that Rose Buddha production remains local. Rose Buddha’s team consists of local artisans, who, over time, have become precious friends.

We are proud to say that, from the very beginning, all of our products have been created and assembled in Canada, and that this is the way things will stay.

Notre équipe de couturières

 

We are eco-friendly

All Rose Buddha products are made here in Quebec, maintaining the utmost respect for both people and nature. 

Rose Buddha leggings are our flagship product, made up of 80% recycled plastic bottles and dyed using the solvent-free, non-toxic, sublimation printing process. 

Our tank tops are derived from modal, a type of wood pulp. This textile meets OEKO-TEX’s highest certification standards which guarantee adherence to today’s most rigorous eco-friendly production procedures.

Our jewelry is created by local artisans out of materials such as leftover fabric scraps and semi-precious gemstones.

 

We plant tress

Every purchase help us to plant trees all around Canada, thanks to our amazing collaboration with Trees Canada.

 

We plant tress

 

Watch us at the franco version of Dragons Den :-) 

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Thank you so much for your support! We love you!

Maxime, Madeleine & Benoit

 

 

Our mission

 

When you open your closet, do you find yourself bombarded with clothes, but with nothing to wear? Are all the tags marked “Made in China” or “Made in Bangladesh?” Is just about everything pilled and falling apart, and sewn out of fabrics whose origins and composition we continue to ignore?

We are all in the same boat, stuck in an industry that pressures us to

consume more and more at an increasingly faster rate. The cycle forces us to renew our wardrobe constantly. To keep up with this pace, we’re
confined to the cheapest options.

It has become imperative that we shift our paradigm and learn how our
clothes are made and where they come from. Sustainability. Ethics.
Transparency. Why not bring these words back into fashion?

We’re fed up with clothing that’s made under problematic conditions that
require our brothers and sisters to be treated like animals. To follow the
latest trends, we have to endlessly revamp our closets, and we don’t want to pay top dollar over and over again. That’s enough. From the very first stitch to the final product, we’re asking for transparency.

Disposable fashion entails a high human cost. Our environment also pays
an enormous price.

We are eco-friendly

We are all together, each of us living on a planet that’s deteriorating at an alarming speed. Second only to oil, the textile industry is the worst culprit in global pollution. Clothing is filled with harmful chemical products that are detrimental to both our health and our environment. Our precious earth has zero need for any more pollutants. This is why RB is so committed to using the most eco-responsible materials available.

Our team works directly with manufacturers, garment makers, printers and knitters to create a product that will not harm our environment. Damage control translates into minimal water, pesticides and chemicals in our dyes. Eco also means zero waste. This is why at Rose Buddha, our Second Chance Jewel Collection revitalizes “unusable” scraps to give fabrics a second chance at life. Let’s transform our garbage into joy.

Our ethics

We love and respect all people. We stand behind the principle that we are all interconnected, and that behind every product, there’s a person. Contrary to what the textile industry might want us to believe, they continue to employ children for forced labour, as well as men and women who endure highly precarious conditions.

At RB, we know every person involved in each link of our production chain. We treat them as we would 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 victimized people.

Did you know that every year in North America, 81 pounds of textiles per person end up in the landfill? For this reason, RB has chosen to create long-lasting products that cater to style and not simply fads. One example is our printed leggings. Our visual artists helped us devise a unique and timeless vision that will never go out of style.

We assemble each piece with great care, thoroughly inspecting every stitch and lovingly choosing the fabrics to ensure your RB enjoys a long life. Working closely with the production team allows us to oversee and guarantee quality in every step. Our products are made to last and see you through season after season.

 

Our manifesto

We know that our planet is racing to its end. We pollute, claiming there’s nothing to be done. In a world where everyone says it’s too late, we’re asking for transparency. We’re asking for a cleaner industry, one that respects its people.

To do so, we each have a big role to play. By getting informed, we can become conscious consumers. We have the power to create a shift by changing a few of our habits. At RB, we’re proposing an alternative to an industry that no longer reflects our values.

We’ve given you the choice to fill your closets with eco-responsible clothing that’s made with respect for others.

Join RB’s movement toward a responsible and respectful industry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How do we go from plastic bottles to yoga pants?

Recycled Polyester

Recycled polyester is a pro-environmental option used in apparel manufacturing. Virgin polyester is a product derived from petroleum, an extremely polluting resource whose production requires high outputs of energy. In contrast, recycled polyester is made from recycled plastic bottles. Waste that would otherwise end up in landfills is recycled, reducing toxic emissions generated by incinerators and thereby improving air quality. 

True to its values, Rose Buddha uses recycled polyester in the manufacturing of almost all their leggings (10 recycled plastic bottles go into each pair of pants).

 

Our products are OEKO-TEX® certified

The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a worldwide, consistent, independent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing levels, including accessory materials.

To be certified, companies must meet select criteria regulating the use of chemicals, while also taking into account antiallergenic requirements. Additionally, all fabrics and accessories - buttons, zippers, rivets – must be of superior quality.

Rose Buddha can proudly say that almost all of its fabrics are certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®.

 

We use the Chitosante treatment

Chitosante is a textile treating process that stands out from others, since it is made from... crab and shrimp shells! This anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent is derived from chitosan, a natural biomass made from crustacean shells. It allows the fabric to whisk away moisture and maintain breathability. So, not only will your clothes resist wrinkles and fading, but they will also smell great after your workout. In this way, ChitoSante makes for a new, innovative and environmentally friendly textile treatment.

 

Sublimation ecological impression

Sublimation printing is a process through which ink is activated by heat and then transferred to synthetic fabrics. Once heated, dyes are transformed and subsequently penetrate the fabric fibres. Sublimation printing allows for high quality of contrast, intensity and depth. No solvents are used throughout the process and thus this simple and effective technique is also environmentally friendly!