PHIPPS is founded on the principles of respect and curiosity for the natural world. We are exploring the concept of sustainability and environmental responsibility in the realm of style. Our goal is to change the way we as a culture consume by creating products that are made with respect for the environment, that can educate and enhance lives. We are always striving to improve our practice as we move forward and, as a modern fashion company, we are simply trying to do the right thing.
Since launching the brand in 2018, PHIPPS has become a pioneer in the global sustainability movement within the fashion industry. We have been deeply involved in new developments in sustainable textiles as well as questioning and refining other parts of our business practices. We are deeply conscious of our carbon footprint, for example, by keeping production local as much as possible and offsetting our carbon footprint through environmental donations.
We work with many manufacturers from around the world that share our standards for ethical and responsible business methods. Although not necessarily a requirement, many of our producers are certified by GOTS or other environmental certification organizations which help to ensure that our products are made ethically. In addition, most of our garments are made in Portugal which, as a country, is a global leader in the development of sustainable practices. All of our manufacturers there are required by law to recycle their waste appropriately, re-use treatable water, use alternative energy as much as possible, and follow fair trade labor practices.
“It can be compared to the food industry: if you buy organic vegetables, your carrots might not taste differently to a cheaper, supermarket alternative, but you have the satisfaction of knowing your money is supporting a better process and environmentally friendly practices, and you’re buying beyond your immediate environment,”
— Spencer Phipps
“Environmentalism and global awareness
is the foundation of the brand
and that dictates first and foremost where
the things are coming from, how we enforce
our product and also the aesthetic,”