We are as sustainable and as environmentally conscious as we can be but are always working to improve. It's quite a hard one as a brand. We get asked to make more, do more sizes....grow grow grow....but that isn't us. For new sizes to be added we take out other lines and replace them, we can't just simply make more as we don't have the staff, capacity or space to do this.
We don't want to grow we like being small and we will stay this way. We love being able to listen to our customer and what you want from us and being able to respond accordingly. Although it does take us some time, we get there in the end.
Our fabrics are mostly made in the same locations as our dungarees, we do use a factory currently in turkey, India and one in the UK. All of our workers are paid well and looked after. We check the factories regularly as we own the factory in the UK and it is walking distance from our office.
All items are made in short runs so there is no waste, we don't use influencers or bloggers to promote our products as we don't believe in this model being ethical or sustainable. We only have the capacity to make small amounts at a time and will NEVER mass produce our products even though we have demand to, we don't want to! We like being small and being able to control who is making everything and how it is being made. Run & Fly has been around since the early 1980's and we are around the same size as when we started and this is by choice. We like to manage all aspects of the brand and know every person in our supply chain by name. We like to make long lasting products you can buy and we can make with a clear conscience that we are doing the best job we can.
All offcuts are given to a primary school in Leicester where we are based for their art projects.
We have to wrap our products in plastic as our warehouse is very old and very dusty (and cold!) so it keeps the items from becoming damaged and damp sat on the shelves.
As with most people and businesses we aren't perfect but we do try our best and do what we can to make the most of our planet and our future.
If you have any other questions please feel free to email us at email@example.com