Sustainability - Environmental impact

Environmental impact is about assessing our environmental stewardship, including not only how we manage our environmental impact arising from our main business activities but also our day-to-day impact as a team, such as our use of studio kitchen or office supplies. It covers water use, carbon footprint, energy use, waste management as well as specific matters like climate, sustainability and our impacts on land and life.

Discover our '2019 Impact Report'

Opting for sustainable manufacturing processes

As we implement environmentally conscious materials in our manufacturing processes, we also do our utmost to reduce our carbon and greenhouse gas emissions, water and energy consumption and avoid the use of pesticides. To measure the positive impact of our green choices, we partner with GreenStory.

Packaging and shipping

We use organic fabrics and FSC certified paper covers as packaging for our orders. For our local sales, we partner with UPS in order to use their biodegradable plastic bags for order deliveries. For our international sales, we partner with DHL Green in offsetting the carbon generated from our international shipments.

Locally designed. Locally made.

As an Istanbul-based design + manufacturing office, our headquarters and our manufacturing network are based in Istanbul. When an order is placed and the designs are ready, production sheets are prepared in-house, where the selection of raw materials is conducted together with creative and production teams. Our production planner, together with the lead, sources every single item on a garment. Within an average of four to six weeks, Reflect Studio production team of six people (production lead, lead assistant, planner, quality controller, two operation assistants) pursues every single step in the production chain, the quality controller visiting and checking every single supplier at each stage, covering a total 116 kilometres within the city of Istanbul, in the following order. Compared to the industry-standard global supply chain operations, our end-to-end local manufacturing approach results in carbon-efficient operations.

Carbon offsetting

It's not enough just to manufacture sustainably, we partner with local NGOs to replace some of the resources we use. For example, in exchange for the emissions that arouse from our quarterly manufacturing and operational practices, we plant trees to ensure carbon dioxide is caught from the atmosphere. Find out more about the trees we have planted via our impact report.

Conscious office habits

Recycling isn’t only about using recycled fabrics for manufacturing, but also about our habits at the studio. We recycle our food & drinks packaging in our kitchen and compost organic wastes.

We also use tons of stuff from paper supplies to coffee. To manage our environmental and social impact not only in the manufacturing stage but also at the studio, we prioritize products with fair-trade, non-toxic, recycled, biodegradable or recyclable content.

Building trust with our stakeholders

To ensure trust with our stakeholders, we share the manufacturing journeys behind our products with our business partners, clients and followers. For our projects carried out with institutions, we calculate our environmental and social impact in the making of the products and share an impact report with our accounts. For the brands we operate, we utilize calculation methods in partnership with Green Story and communicate our total impact with our followers and buyers.

Every single garment comes with a QR code attached to the washing instructions tag. When scanned, the code embarks our customers on a journey of production documented by the team, outlining each step of the process starting from cotton picking to the packaging of the final product.

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We like to challenge ourselves to evolve and make better decisions when it comes to sustainability. That is why we partner with independent, global organizations when measuring our impact. 

S360

S360 is the Istanbul based sustainability specialists helping brands and corporates to make better choices. Since November 2018, Reflect Studio has been receiving professional consultancy from S360 team in terms of strategic solutions for corporate sustainability.

Good on You

Good On You is the go-to source for trusted brand ratings, articles and expertise on ethical and sustainable fashion. It’s recognized and trusted ethical rating system, as well as advice and information, leads the way towards a more sustainable and fair fashion industry. As of 2020, we are rated as “Great”, the highest score with our fair and sustainable manufacturing practices.

Green Story

Green Story helps us quantity the impact of our production compared to industry standards by calculating the footprint of our products. 

Common Objective

Common Objective is an intelligent business network for the sustainable fashion industry. As of March 2019, Reflect Studio has been granted the Leadership Award by Common Objective. CO leadership award puts the spotlight on businesses with products or services that maximize benefits to people, and minimize impact on the environment.

Adil Üretim

Etki Raporu

Sustainability - Environmental impact

Environmental impact is about assessing our environmental stewardship, including not only how we manage our environmental impact arising from our main business activities but also our day-to-day impact as a team, such as our use of studio kitchen or office supplies. It covers water use, carbon footprint, energy use, waste management as well as specific matters like climate, sustainability and our impacts on land and life.

Discover our '2019 Impact Report'.

Opting for sustainable manufacturing processes

As we implement environmentally conscious materials in our manufacturing processes, we also do our utmost to reduce our carbon and greenhouse gas emissions, water and energy consumption and avoid the use of pesticides. To measure the positive impact of our green choices, we partner with GreenStory.

Packaging and shipping

We use organic fabrics and FSC certified paper covers as packaging for our orders. For our local sales, we partner with UPS in order to use their biodegradable plastic bags for order deliveries. For our international sales, we partner with DHL Green in offsetting the carbon generated from our international shipments.

Locally designed. Locally made.

As an Istanbul-based design + manufacturing office, our headquarters and our manufacturing network are based in Istanbul. When an order is placed and the designs are ready, production sheets are prepared in-house, where the selection of raw materials is conducted together with creative and production teams.

Our production planner, together with the lead, sources every single item on a garment. Within an average of four to six weeks, Reflect Studio production team of six people (production lead, lead assistant, planner, quality controller, two operation assistants) pursues every single step in the production chain, the quality controller visiting and checking every single supplier at each stage, covering a total 116 kilometres within the city of Istanbul, in the following order. Compared to the industry-standard global supply chain operations, our end-to-end local manufacturing approach results in carbon-efficient operations.

Carbon offsetting 

It's not enough just to manufacture sustainably, we partner with local NGOs to replace some of the resources we use. For example, in exchange for the emissions that arouse from our quarterly manufacturing and operational practices, we plant trees to ensure carbon dioxide is caught from the atmosphere. Find out more about the trees we have planted via our impact report.

Conscious office habits 

Recycling isn’t only about using recycled fabrics for manufacturing, but also about our habits at the studio. We recycle our food & drinks packaging in our kitchen and compost organic wastes.

We also use tons of stuff from paper supplies to coffee. To manage our environmental and social impact not only in the manufacturing stage but also at the studio, we prioritize products with fair-trade, non-toxic, recycled, biodegradable or recyclable content.

Building trust with our stakeholders

To ensure trust with our stakeholders, we share the manufacturing journeys behind our products with our business partners, clients and followers. For our projects carried out with institutions, we calculate our environmental and social impact in the making of the products and share an impact report with our accounts. For the brands we operate, we utilize calculation methods in partnership with Green Story and communicate our total impact with our followers and buyers.

Every single garment comes with a QR code attached to the washing instructions tag. When scanned, the code embarks our customers on a journey of production documented by the team, outlining each step of the process starting from cotton picking to the packaging of the final product.

Sustainability - Environmental Impact - Partnerships for objective impact measurement

We like to challenge ourselves to evolve and make better decisions when it comes to sustainability. That is why we partner with independent, global organizations when measuring our impact. 

S360

S360 is the Istanbul based sustainability specialists helping brands and corporates to make better choices. Since November 2018, Reflect Studio has been receiving professional consultancy from S360 team in terms of strategic solutions for corporate sustainability.

Good on You

Good On You is the go-to source for trusted brand ratings, articles and expertise on ethical and sustainable fashion. It’s recognized and trusted ethical rating system, as well as advice and information, leads the way towards a more sustainable and fair fashion industry. As of 2020, we are rated as “Great”, the highest score with our fair and sustainable manufacturing practices.

Green Story

Helps us quantity the impact of our production compared to industry standards by calculating the footprint of our products.

Common Objective

Common Objective is an intelligent business network for the sustainable fashion industry. As of March 2019, Reflect Studio has been granted the Leadership Award by Common Objective. CO leadership award puts the spotlight on businesses with products or services that maximize benefits to people, and minimize impact on the environment.