How has your sustainability strategy developed as you have grown?
After every collection, our team sits down to evaluate the products we just launched and how to move forward. We strive towards a zero-waste design process, plastic-free packaging and the continuous improvement of every product we create with a regard towards quality and sustainability as well as implementing ways that increase the transparency of our supply chain. These are some big goals that encourage me and the beautiful team of women I work with to take big steps each day to better ourselves and OSIER.
How challenging has it been to maintain your brand principles?
Strategically, not challenging at all. Sustainability runs within the DNA of OSIER so maintaining these principles feels very natural. The issues we can run into mostly come up during the sourcing process; as a 'slow fashion' label we produce small amounts of products to avoid overproduction. This can be challenging when sourcing materials and hardware since minimum order quantities can often be high.