Transparency Report: Batch 001


Letter from Hunter:
To our fans, friends, family and general passersby,
The last couple of months have been filled with ups and downs for all of us, with a global pandemic growing and social issues surfacing. This historic time has brought a lot to the forefront of my mind. Our world is in chaos and the only way we should be responding is with love, support, honesty and most importantly: ACTION.
So I've decided to begin compiling Transparency reports on our business operations going forward, so that you can hold Cedar accountable for staying true to our mission and the actions we take. To my knowledge, we are among the only apparel companies to release a report of this nature. It is unfortunate that this is the case, but part of Cedar's mission is to swing the pendulum a little further in the right direction. 
Our mission is to be a pioneer in truly sustainable innovation. No green washing allowed.
Please see the report below (or click the button below if you're reading this in an email). If you have any questions or concerns about the contents of this report, please feel free to reach out to me directly at hunter@cedarapparel.com.
Best,
Hunter Clark
Founder and CEO, Cedar Apparel

 

Transparency Report: Batch 001

Product: The Outlier Premium Fleece Hoodie

Units: 100

Materials: 66% TENCEL™ Lyocell, 28% Organic Cotton, 6% Spandex

Fabric supplier: Kendor Textiles (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Manufacturer: Ürth Apparel, (Newport Beach, CA)

Factory: Cotone Garment Factory (Lima, Peru)

How we plan on improving:

As a small batch clothing startup, it is difficult to find manufacturers who are willing to take on our small orders at a reasonable cost especially when we don't want to compromise on our sustainability and social ethics. In fact, our profit margin on this batch is negative.

The production of this batch does not represent a profitable business practice and forced us to reconsider our options for producing our product. Therefore, we are planning for future batches and products to be produced by seamstresses who are local to our neighborhood of Tacoma, WA. Each of these seamstresses will own their own business and have the opportunity to negotiate their fair prices for producing our products. 

Moving forward with this plan will allow us the following benefits:

1. Reduce our carbon footprint by avoiding the practice of shipping our materials and products all over the world.

2. Support local small businesses.

3. Have much more oversight over the supply chain and production practices.

5. Optimize profits that can be reinvested into our mission.

4. Make new friends with our production partners!

Please feel free to reach out with any questions regarding this report.

 

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