by John Russel Jones

Tailor Vintage is a Connecticut-based, family-owned business that’s well known for its updated take on classics. The brand built its reputation on a sophisticated New England sensibility that embraces both comfort and style. The brand is carried in 75 stores, including majors, big box and specialty stores, and has its own DTC website.

Tailor Vintage has also embraced a commitment to closing the loop on carbon and restoring the planet, all while continuing to engineer the quality clothing its retailers and consumers have come to expect. The brand is focused on becoming Climate Neutral certified in 2023, seeking to measure, offset, and reduce its carbon emissions. Becoming Climate Neutral certified means that the company will be enacting two short-term carbon reduction measures each year. The company has also launched a partnership with Trees for the Future to plant two trees for every garment purchased.

Tailor Vintage continues to engineer quality clothing through intentional design, conscious of the fact that every item it brings to market makes an impact, and that better design results in less waste. The company sources renewable, low-impact/biodegradable materials, such as cotton and linen, and continues to use OEKO-tex-certified components. The company’s innovative and bluesign-certified Airotec and PUREtec cool technologies produce the highest quality performance apparel while ensuring the highest degree of safety for the consumer and lowest impact on the environment: Airotec allows for washing clothes less, meaning less water, detergent, and energy are being consumed.

The company has also always prioritized sustainable sourcing, including good manufacturing practices, and long-term partnerships. The founders have worked with young leaders in the apparel industry in Bangladesh for over two decades to build a team of strong professionals who intimately understand their community and its resources. The company is a part of Nirapon and Amader Kotha, an organization of over 50 member brands working to promote safety in more than 330 factories while providing support for their employees. The company also continues to work with WRAP-certified factories that adhere to the highest ethical standards of social responsibility, as well as LEED-certified factories that have energy-efficient buildings and water treatment plants that renew/reuse water throughout production cycles.

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