Building on their radically transparent values, Everlane's commitment to sustainability is apparent throughout the brand's products and practices, including denim made at the world’s cleanest factory that recycles 98% of its water, runs on alternative energy and repurposes byproducts; their Clean Silk collection, produced at a leading LEED-certified and bluesign-certified factory, where all silk will be dyed and washed with 100% recycled water and 100% renewable energy by 2022; as well as their ReNew collection, made from upcycled plastic materials.
Everlane also started the Black Friday Fund in 2014 as a way to give back to its factory workers on a day known for sales and consumption. The initiative has raised over $628,000 for improvement projects at its factories around the world. Projects have included installing solar panels at a partner factory in China; providing 8,000 helmets for factory workers in Vietnam; creating a health and wellness program for factory workers in Los Angeles; and installing hydroponic farms to grow pesticide-free produce at Saitex, its denim factory in Vietnam. Everlane currently works with over 30 factories and has two flagship stores in San Francisco’s Mission district and New York City’s Soho.
For more information on the Black Friday Fund, visit Everlane.com/black-friday-fund.