Ethical and Sustainable Responsibility
What does ethical and sustainable mean to Janee Michal? Being ethically responsible as a company, I am committed to ensuring that I create all products without harming people, animals, and the environment. When designing products, no animals are harmed. Animal skin and furs, wool, and down feathers are not a part of any products. I am committed to only working with suppliers who commit to our values as well. This means I source fabrics and supplies from companies that do not support child labor, unfair wages, and unfair working conditions. In addition, I am committed to only working with suppliers who stand by reducing waste and eliminating unnecessary chemicals and toxins in their products.
Sustainability is just as important. I am a big believer in slow fashion. Each product is handmade and created by me. I create most items once ordered, while I create a few in small batches. This helps to reduce inventory and overstock of fabric and products that might lead to unnecessary waste. Leftover fabric from major pieces is used to create secondary items. For example, remaining fabric from a reusable shopping tote is used to make planter baskets; remaining fabric from mask are used to make key chain wristlets. All of my packaging is 100% recycled and some are also reusable. It is not enough to talk the talk, but we must all walk the walk!