In an age where fast fashion dominates culture at the expense of factory workers and the environment, we care about where and how our products are created. At Levitate Collection, we were interested in only sourcing apparel from high quality, ethical, sweatshop-free factories. We believe in supporting ethical manufacturing, fair wages, and working conditions so our customers can make conscious decisions.
Who makes the Levitate Collection apparel?
THE STANDARD Big Logo Hoodie - Bella + Canvas
Bella + Canvas holds a platinum WRAP accreditation for their US production and office facilities from the Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production organization. WRAP is an international third-party certification body which carries high standards for human resources management, health and safety standards, environmental and eco-friendly practices, and legal compliance including import and export customs. Their platinum certification is the highest rating WRAP offers, and the company only works with partners who share their values of a humane and safe workplace and are in the process of getting all our international facilities WRAP certified as well.
While clothing manufacturing is notorious for its production of excessive amounts of waste, BELLA+CANVAS ensures all manufacturing waste is reduced, reused, or recycled. They use the most efficient machines as possible, resulting in seven times less water usage than most clothing manufacturers. Their cutting and sewing rooms floors are all solar-powered, and all fabric that isn’t turned into T-shirts becomes part of their robust recycling initiatives. That means that excess material is then turned into tiles, pillow stuffing, children’s bibs, etc. You can learn more about Bella + Canvas' practices here.
We had the opportunity to meet the Bella + Canvas team in LA and tour their cutting manufacturing facility and were very impressed by the quality of their pieces and all tiers of their supply chain.
THE STATEMENT Bomber Jacket - Next Level Apparel
Like Bella + Canvas, Next Level Apparel manufactures only in Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production-certified factories. In addition to being sweatshop-free and child labor-free, Next Level also has high standards for social responsibility, which you can read more about here.
THE STAPLE Embroidered Hoodie - Gildan
All of their sewing facilities are WRAP certified. Gildan has been a member of the Fair Labor Association (FLA) since 2003, accredited since 2007, and is also a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) since 2013. They focus on improving their impacts on their people, communities and the environment where they operate. You can read more about their social responsibility programs here.