As a brand that believes in always paying it forward, Dhana sets four goals based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) following The 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development.
“Reduce inequality within and among countries.”
Dhana's jackets are custom made in Columbus, Ohio. We work with a small local apparel studio that creates each jacket start to finish. This way we can ensure they meet high standards for the quality of their work conditions. All our sewers can be comfortable working in a safe environment, with regular hours, and fair pay. We love to support talented small local businesses.
RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
"Ensure sustainable consumption and product sample"
All of Dhana products are made with zero waste and circular fashion in mind. Our Circular Memory Jackets are created with deadstock material while the lining is up-cycled from the customer's old clothes. This jacket is built to be recycled at the end of its life. For Dhana masks we use fashion waste, such as unsold clothes, fabric waste from our factories as the main materials of our products. Since we do not produce new materials we eliminate the resource heavy process of growing, processing, dyeing, and finishing. We aim for circularity in our products by up-cycling existing materials and designing for recyclability.
“Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.”
Dhana realizes that the fashion industry can contribute a lot in the rising of greenhouse gas emission and we have to take action. We try our best to reduce our carbon emissions by sourcing and producing locally. We also are sure to up-cycle and purchase existing material instead of creating new. By thinking about the environmental impact from the design phase we can strategically lower our food print at each step of the process.
GOOD HEALTH AND WELL BEING
“Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all times”
As we respond to fight the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, Dhana makes sustainable CDC standard cloth face mask to protect people from being exposed to the virus. Our commitment is to offer the best quality product, saving lives during this time, and supporting our first responders.
“Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”
Dhana is a women owned and women led company. Our company employs women from diverse groups and backgrounds. We do not discriminate by gender, we encourage women to be in leadership positions and receive equal pay. Dhana is committed to closing the gap between men and women in the workplace.
Quoting from Remake's article about "How the United Nations’ SDGs Relate to the Fashion Industry", United Nations Member States created The 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development back in 2015 that includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals to create a “universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030."
Read Remake's full article : Here