"Sustainability needs to be a brands key value proposition and objective at heart. Respecting the following 7 Principles will allow us to maintain the high level of care, consciousness & professionalism needed to make a change in the fashion industry and society." 

OUR CORE VALUES

& BUSINESS VALUES

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SUSTAINABILITY

IN A NUTSHELL & OUR SELECTION PROCESS

BRAND EVALUATION

OUR 7 PRINCIPLES TO SUSTAINABILITY

1. Sustainable Materials, Resources & Practices

We want to create business models which are restorative and regenerative in the textile industry, providing benefits for business', the society and the environment overall. 

This explains why OASEAS decidedly works with a circular business model.

Despite calling out for a more conscious consumption, we try to emphasize to reduce, reuse and recycle. Many of our partners use up-cycled materials, without compromising the value captured at different levels of the supply chain. 

We strive to reduce the impact of global warming and limit the frequency of natural or man-made disasters. This is why we do not accept goods with excessive packaging; the use and abuse of chemicals in agriculture; or animal cruelty; taking advantage of non-developed countries and their labor force.

2. Sustainable Design & Packaging

OASEAS ensures high quality packaging to ensure that our timeless pieces to arrive at its best.

Our products are made to last and guarantee a lifetime value which should be protected at every delivery step.

Moreover, we seek a low carbon footprint approach from each label & ourselves (Efficient air cooling; heating systems; installing solar panels; LED lighting across the operations).

Thus and so, OASEAS follows principles for bio-climatic and adaptable designs.

But again to mention is that we are antagonistic when it comes to low quality manufacturing, overproduction and products that are made in beautiful design but without respect to nature, the planet and humanity itself.

3. Sustainable Post-Purchase Strategy

There are many different ways of approaching the topic of sustainability so that one can learn to become more sustainable and decide where to go.

Clear instructions for the end use, on how to recycle and where to recycle are thus a crucial part when it comes to making a change.

However, society is still unaware, we do not know how to pass on garments or where to find secondhand facilities/ platforms that can be trusted.

OASEAS is striving to identify and solve these issues, that customers currently face.

We put energy into such communities, because believing in our cause and believing in an economically and environmentally sustainable relationship are our main priorities.

4. Strong Business Relationships

One of the most important part of managing a mutual prosperous relationship is having a clear idea of what results you are producing, for whom, and why are those results important.

This mutual responsibility and accountability will allow us to improve our customer(s) experience and guide them towards a more sustainable future.

Working with trusted stakeholders & suppliers further means sharing common goals, pushing continuous innovation & stewardship. In essence, our stakeholders are important because they are the lifeblood of an effective business and in fact, help us coordinate efforts that make successful impacts. 

OASEAS is demanding strong management-endorsed sustainability strategies by each supplier, which cover both supply chain processes and the alleviating unpredictability between suppliers and consumers.

As with this we increase the reliance on external suppliers, we seek out partners who are prepared to work towards our own standards of operation, helping to manage environmental and social impacts.

5. Traceability

The global garment and footwear industry is at a crossroad. Buying 60% more garments compared to 15 years ago, the planet is clearly taking a toll. De facto, the fashion industry is on its way to use up a quarter of the world’s carbon budget by 2060. 

Accordingly and building up on standards, the control of data and raw materials received from our suppliers is of utmost importance.

The purpose of our open-ended data and value chain control is to standardise all the product requirements for a placement on OASEAS.

Evidence for sustainable practices need to be supported by reliable data and information from all suppliers intervening at different stages of the value chain and are a prerequisite to overcome information asymmetry and, most importantly, achieve accountability.

We recognise the trend of developing long-term relationships with brands and stakeholders and select suppliers based on shared values and beliefs, as this is a solid basis for developing such joint sustainable projects.

6. Transparency

For OASEAS, transparency is key.

We choose our suppliers & stakeholders with greater care and with a focus on long-term success. Due to our principles, each brand has to be validated through assessments and we stay in touch and push feedback on an ongoing basis.

Each piece of clothing can reach our customers worldwide. We make sure that the packaging does not create more CO2 emissions and one of our preconditions is a fully sustainable packaging.

We focus on sustainability because with OASEAS, our female-based team wants to create an alternative to conventional online shopping, offering women a reliable platform that groups just the best of sustainable fashion brands.

Most importantly, we try to maintain a high level of engagement with our clients, through either the website, social media or our chat/hotline.

We want & need their feedback in order to improve daily, hourly, minutely.

SEVENTH PRINCIPLE

ETHICAL BEHAVIOUR

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