SUSTAINABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY
SOAH strives to share our philosophy with our audience, emphasizing that when they purchase our products, they are choosing sustainability and responsibility, both from social and environmental perspectives. We are dedicated to environmental stewardship by implementing CO2-neutral processes and employing sustainable strategies to minimize our carbon footprint. This includes using sustainable fabrics and shipping materials, all of which contribute to a more eco-conscious ethical approach.
A PLEDGE FOR THE FUTURE
Our commitment extends beyond the environment to the empowerment and human development of our community. We create opportunities by providing jobs to women who are heads of households and ensure they are paid above the minimum wage, promoting economic and social advancement.
Our ultimate goal is to be an integral part of a broader social and environmental movement that not only improves our own lives but also contributes to a better quality of life for others.
Through our partnerships with Corso and Shop Pay, 100% of the carbon emissions associated with fulfilling qualifying orders are offset by contributions to non-profit environmental projects that are scientifically proven to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
We are a company that aims to make a difference in this industry, which is the second most polluting in the world and generates at least 20% of wastewater. We ensure that each of our suppliers has a water treatment policy to avoid further contamination. While we recognize that 100% of companies in Latin America have not reached this point, we make every possible effort to work towards this goal, allowing us to be ethical and responsible in this aspect.
Our machinery consumes 45% less than regular machinery, and we do not produce fabric waste or scraps, as explained in the previous point. We innovate throughout the production process, enabling others to learn about the creation of a conscious brand, offering them an extensive range of ecological textiles to promote responsible consumption in society.
ZERO WASTE POLICY
We are a company that does not contribute to clothing waste in landfills. We have always produced our inventory in smaller batches to help minimize overstock, and we also use high efficiency fabric cutting to reduce waste.
Every piece of fabric scrap or waste generated during production is repurposed for social purposes. We support various foundations in Colombia, such as the Cardio Infantil Foundation, to bring joy to children by creating dolls from fabric scraps that are not suitable for our customers. We also provide our employees with fabric scraps they can use to make clothing for their children and offer them space in our sewing workshop for this purpose.
Our packaging materials are biodegradable poly bags. These bags are made from PLA which is a plant byproduct. They are then printed using water-based inks. Each bag can be composted at home or at a compost facility.
In our stores we use reusable cotton net bags rather than traditional shopping bags, and we offer a discount incentive for any customer that chooses to reuse their net bag while shopping in our stores.
We are proud to say that all manufacturers are paid livable wages with good working conditions, and that we regularly audit all external manufacturing facilities.
We are committed to our country and to generating the greatest possible well- being. 95% of our staff are single mothers and earn more than the minimum wage.