Sustainability

Sustainability:

Sognatore strives to be more sustainable and make conscious decisions in our approach to reduce environmental impacts. Sognatore is ethically made in Bali and USA from hand selecting fabrics, using sustainable swimwear, producing in small batches, and minimizing waste in the labels, packaging cards, and mailers. All of the swimwear can be doubled up as resort wear and is designed to be mixed and matched creating a capsule collection with the intent to be more thoughtful on how certain pieces can be re-worn and repurposed for each outfit. 

Swimwear

Sognatore swimwear uses the highest quality fabric which is also sustainable. Made from Italian Carvico which uses  ECONYL®, a regenerated nylon that comes from fishing nets, ocean waste, and landfills from the oceans around the world. 

The fabric is resistant to UV, suncream, oils, and provides an excellent two-way stretch that is soft, comfortable, and breathable. Same look, but even greater feel! 

With every bikini purchase, proceeds are donated to ROLE Foundation and BALI WISE. ROLE Foundation run a zero waste facility and environmental development programs in Bali. Their vision supports zero waste to oceans, sustainable businesses for coastal communities, and through BALI WISE - women’s business education and development. They also regularly educate our staff on how to keep the environment in mind, around waste management and more. 

Skirts

All of our skirts are handmade and are ethically sourced and made in San Francisco. I hand picked the fabrics and only source enough for what I need for that collection. 

Ethical Production

I have chosen to partner with a manufacturer that exceeds minimum labour standards in their business, production, and sourcing practices.  All staff are paid above award wages at up to three times the standard; they negotiate their own contracts and salaries. Everyone is provided with comprehensive health insurance for themselves and their family and are paid an extra month of salary annually. Working hours are less than 40 hours per week, meal allowance is included and any overtime (voluntary) is paid accordingly. All according to Indonesian Manpower regulation. 

Packaging

I provide high-quality, eco-friendly packaging that is 100% compostable made from plant-based materials instead of plastic. 

Unlike regular plastic bags, which can take up to 1000 years to break down, our biodegradable and compostable bags will break down in 10-12 months and help to reduce our environmental impact.

I have chosen to use brand cards in replacement of hang tags so you can learn more about the brand when you receive your package, and as a business cut down on excess waste.