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MATE the Label

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Location

United States

Price

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Values

  • Artisan Artisan
  • Fair Fair
  • Gender Equality Gender Equality
  • Give Back Give Back
  • Made Locally Made Locally
  • Minimal Waste Minimal Waste
  • Natural Fibres Natural Fibres
  • Repurpose Repurpose
  • Transparent Transparent
  • Vegan Vegan

Allow us to introduce you to your new best MATE. Los Angeles based brand MATE The Label, makes getting dressed easy, stylish, non-toxic and sustainable. They are committed to using organic materials, producing locally and recycling, and that’s why they are our new BFFs.

Spreading love, not chemicals
One of MATE’s mottos is ‘spread love, not chemicals’ and we love it. Did you know that there are over 8,000 synthetic chemicals used in clothing manufacturing? Many of these chemicals are known to be carcinogenic, endocrine disrupting and hazardous to our health. MATE is committed to using non-toxic, natural and Organic materials to make fashion cleaner.

Materials
Organic Cotton uses 87% less water than conventionally grown cotton and emits 45% less greenhouse gases. Conventional cotton is also notorious for using more pesticides than any other crop in the world. The use of these chemicals has led to the hospitalisation of up to 1 million farmers every year. That’s why MATE only uses organic Cotton in all their garments.

Keeping it local (to Los Angeles)
Our favourite thing about MATE is that the production arm of their supply chain is only ten miles long! How good?! Their garments are cut, sewn, dyed, packaged and shipped in Los Angeles. The only air miles this brand will accrue is during the raw materials and shipping phase of the supply chain.

Circularity
MATE believes that what goes around comes around (literally). That’s why they are working hard to make sure you can return your goodies after use, so they can recycle them into new product.

Packaging
MATE uses 100% recycled materials for their shipping mailers and boxes and they don’t send any extra branded materials along with your order to help eliminate single-use waste. All orders are shipped with recyclable tissue paper.

If you’re looking for basics that are anything but basic, hit up your MATE—you’ll be spreading love, not chemicals and contributing to a more sustainable fashion industry

Want to know where MATE the Label sits and what they’re working on in terms of these 5 values? Hover over these values to find out.

Want to know more about the founder’s journey?
Read our interview.

Kayti Carr from MATE the Label on living outside your comfort zone
“At MATE, being ethically made is paramount and how we've done things since day one. We have a hyper localized supply chain in Los Angeles, where all of our factories are located within 15 miles of each other and our HQ”.

Kayti Carr

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