The Sustainability Report
Big companies report their profits in quarterly earnings reports. We think companies should be accountable for more than just profits. That’s why we send you guys our quarterly sustainability report so we can track our progress together. Sign up for our newsletters to get these in your email, or read our 2016 report, 2017 report, 2018 report, 2019 report, and 2020 report.
At Reformation we think about all the costs in creating fashion—not just the price tag. RefScale tracks our environmental footprint by adding up the pounds of carbon dioxide emitted and gallons of water we use, and pounds of waste we generate. Then we calculate how Reformation’s products help reduce these impacts compared with most clothes bought in the US. We share this information on every product page of our website and tell you exactly what impact each garment has on the environment. This way we all get to see the total cost of fashion so you can make empowered choices, and we can keep creating better solutions when it comes to making clothes.
How it works
It’s all about math, and we’re super into it. The whole equation follows the lifecycle of clothes—everything from growing textile fibers and making fabric, dyeing, moving materials, manufacturing, packaging, shipping, garment care, and even recycling clothes when you’re done with them.
We also publish the totals for all the resources we used, saved, and offset. We can’t wait to see how all those little costs add up and actually make a big difference in the RefScale. Read all about the details and methodology.
It’s not enough just to manufacture sustainably, so we also invest in projects that replace some of the resources we’ve spent, which is where offsets come in. We work with organizations to promote resource efficiency or reduction efforts within our own supply chain. So far, we’ve supported projects that encouraged the use of clean energy, helped install water filters for houses in Honduras, and contributed 140 million gallons of freshwater to critically dewatered rivers and wetlands in California and Colorado. Kinda like Venmo, but for the Earth.
We’re Climate Neutral
Our stuff has been 100% carbon-neutral since 2015, but now we work with the non-profit organization Climate Neutral to make it official. Through their rigorous certification program, they verify that we’ve achieved net-zero carbon emissions. It’s basically like getting a fancy seal of approval.