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OUR SUSTAINABILITY

SIS SELECTS

Brands that meet the needs of the present for the benefit of our future.

SIS EXPLAINED

Curious about the name Swiss Impact Store? Here’s everything you need to know.

  • SWISS : SIS was founded in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • IMPACT : We care about our impact on the environment as much as our customers do
  • STORE : We sell various products from both Swiss and International sustainable brands that uphold the same values we do

OUR VALUES

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Green Website: Digitalization will soon be one of the most polluting industries out there and we want to be one step ahead of the issue.
Our hosting provider partners with Bonneville Environmental Foundation to match the amount of energy used in our site into renewable energy.

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Carbon Neutral Online Shopping: Most consumers are not aware of the carbon impact their online purchases have. We are currently working on an algorithm that calculates the carbon footprint of each and every order, which is displayed at the cart page.

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Partnership with CO2ok: We’re proud to be partnering with CO2ok, a Dutch company built on CO2 compensation. On our site, you can choose to purchase with this option, the small amount extra that you pay goes toward financing CO2 emission reduction projects. We are the first sustainable marketplace where you can make your purchase carbon neutral.

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Vendor Selection: All SIS brands go through a rigorous selection process. From the get go, we exclusively collaborate with partners that demonstrate ongoing dedication to the environment through responsible initiatives. So all that’s left for you is to shop with the peace of mind knowing that every brand has been through a careful screening before ever being displayed at SIS.

We are committed to making the world a greener place in every way we can and hope to make your sustainable transformation as smooth as possible.

Carbon Neutral

Lowering energy usage and CO2 emissions. Eliminating unsafe working conditions.

Circular Economy

Reuse of the textiles and switch to natural fibers. Attention paid at every stage of the supply chain to reduce the environmental load.

Socially responsible

Everyone, from farmers to manufacturers, to designers and consumers can contribute to change.

Want To Be A Vendor At Swiss Impact Store?

We’d be thrilled to have you onboard! But first, we need to be sure you’ll be a good fit.

All our partners are deeply esteemed. And we’re so proud of the community we’re rapidly becoming! Through our passion for sustainability, we hope to make eco-friendly living the new normal. But just like in every relationship, it’s of the utmost importance that you uphold the same values as we do for our partnership to work.

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OUR PARTNERS REQUIREMENTS

At SIS, we value transparency and honesty. We evaluate each and every one of our partners with an extensive assessment and conduct an analysis of their sustainable practices. We use our own sustainability scale that features the four following categories.

  • Raw Materials
  • Manufacturing Methods
  • Supply Chain
  • Working Conditions
  • Ongoing Dedication

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RAW MATERAILS

Who ever said that sustainable clothing was boring? At SIS, you’ll find many unique pieces that have a great story to tell. We select brands that are conscious of water misuse, textiles, material treatments, and that plan to minimize waste. We make sure that each product on our site is from recyclable and renewable substances.

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 MANUFACTURING METHODS

It’s no news that the waste generated during the manufacturing processes is a huge factor in the degradation of the environment. Manufacturing companies can play an important role in building a sustainable future. We work with brands that strive to minimize their resources consumption and wastage to reduce the environmental impact of their manufacturing systems. This means companies that make efforts to reduce:

  • Energy use
  • Water use
  • Emissions
  • Waste generation

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SUPPLY CHAIN

We look for designers that use environmentally friendly methods at every step of their production process and that emit minimal (or none) greenhouse gases. This includes integrating environmentally viable practices into the complete supply chain lifecycle, from product design and development, to material selection, (including raw material extraction or agricultural production), manufacturing, packaging, transportation,distribution, consumption, return and disposal.

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 WORK CONDITIONS

Sadly, subpar working conditions for factory employees is a harsh reality that people often look away from. But minimal payments (or even none at all) for manufacturing workers, without any insurance or job security, is a very real issue. We search for brands that cater to their employees throughout the supply chain by providing fair wages, stable work conditions, and eliminating child and forced labor.

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ONGOING DEDICATION

Saving the planet can’t be done overnight (although we would love that). For a greener future to happen, we must take small steps regularly. Brands that have adopted regular measures to review their production process and that put in the effort to eliminate harmful substances or practices are exactly the partners we look for. We display brands that guarantee ethical practices for the environment and their employees.

Would like to become a SIS partner ?

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