At Understance, we believe in quality. Creating well-made, durable pieces is the best sustainable practice. We carefully evaluate our impact on our physical and social ecosystem, every step of the way.
It means that when deciding who we wanted to partner with to manufacture our products, we asked ourselves “Who would we want to work for?” and “How would we want to be treated?”
When you shop at Understance, you can take comfort in knowing that the people who made your products are always paid on time, enjoy paid time off, and a safety-first working environment.
Our seamstresses and technicians have years of experience in garment making. They are paid 20% above the regional average. As a result, our retention of skilled garment makers is one of the many things that sets us apart. We believe that creating superior quality garments requires expertise and experience which can only be cultivated in good working environments.
Our factories produce 50% less wastewater than other manufacturers. How?
Our manufacturers use state of the art water filtration systems. They use a two-tier water system. The fresh water is first used for drinking and regular human activities. Then it is recycled and used for garment production. When the water has been used twice, it is then treated one last time before it is released.
Our tags are made from 100% recycled materials. Our packaging is 100% recyclable. They cost twice as much as non-recycled alternatives, but we believe we need to do our part.
For our products, we searched for recycled components for our lingerie, but our industry has a long way to go. We are pushing our suppliers to research and develop recycled options that meet our quality standards.