Sustainability driven

At Blackbough, our decisions are guided by our desire to provide our customers with high-quality pieces made ethically and fairly.

Sustainability driven

At Blackbough, our decisions are guided by our desire to provide our customers with high-quality pieces made ethically and fairly.

Our business practices revolve around creating a better environment in every sense of that word- from ensuring great working conditions for every member of our team, investing in factories that abide by ethical labor practices, to working towards becoming greener each chance we get.

OUR PROCESS

Every design goes through a lengthy and meticulous journey. Our customers are the heart of our brand, so we take the time to listen to what they want through the reviews and comments we receive. From there, we begin designing and creating prototypes that go through multiple tests and revisions so the pieces we make not only look good, they fit well and last as long as possible, too. Because no detail is too small for us, we make it a point to never rush any of our factory workers or in-house designers when producing our suits.

We work closely with several long-term manufacturing partners in order to ensure our swimsuits are produced in conditions that adhere to our standards. We make it a point to produce only the quantities that we need. We are not a fast fashion brand nor do we mass produce our Blackbough pieces. We ship directly without the use of middlemen, unlike dropshipping companies. By limiting the items we make and send out, we can uphold the standards we pride ourselves on. Re-orders are only done once a style or print has completely sold out so we minimize the risk of over-supplying stock.

OUR PROCESS

Every design goes through a lengthy and meticulous journey. Our customers are the heart of our brand, so we take the time to listen to what they want through the reviews and comments we receive. From there, we begin designing and creating prototypes that go through multiple tests and revisions so the pieces we make not only look good, they fit well and last as long as possible, too. Because no detail is too small for us, we make it a point to never rush any of our factory workers or in-house designers when producing our suits.

We work closely with several long-term manufacturing partners in order to ensure our swimsuits are produced in conditions that adhere to our standards. We make it a point to produce only the quantities that we need. We are not a fast fashion brand nor do we mass produce our Blackbough pieces. We ship directly without the use of middlemen, unlike dropshipping companies. By limiting the items we make and send out, we can uphold the standards we pride ourselves on. Re-orders are only done once a style or print has completely sold out so we minimize the risk of over-supplying stock.

MINIMAL WASTE

We’ve consciously made the decision to have our custom designs printed directly onto the fabric instead of using dyes, which means there is a lot less water used and wasted in the process. We also get to control the amount of fabric produced because we only print what is needed–never in excess.

In the event we do have extra fabric, we make sure we breathe new life into them. Scrap fabrics are in our sampling process for new designs instead of wasting new bolts of fabrics for production. Off-cuts are turned into cute pieces such as scrunchies and headbands, further reducing our fabric waste.

PLANET-FRIENDLY
PACKAGING

Since 2019, we’ve switched to 100% biodegradable packaging options and offer our customers the option to use even less packaging with their orders. We are continuously working at minimizing our carbon footprint and are studying even more sustainability efforts to adopt.