Ethos

 

ONE UNDER THE SUN

WE-AR is the mantra 'I Am, or 'We Are', meaning all is one. We are one. Our name is a nucleus of our ethos and informs everything we do. We choose to act with kindness to create a ripple effect of well being.

 

"Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean."
Ryunosuke Satoro

FOR PEOPLE
Empowered individuals, thriving families

FOR COMMUNITY
Conscious collaboration, active engagement, reinvestment of profits

FOR PLANET
Mindfully made in harmony, because we care

INTELLIGENT DESIGN

Inspired by nature and the endless artistry of the human form in all its mystery and glory, we design collections of simple yet unique pieces, including organic yoga clothing, that accentuate individual beauty while allowing for the comfort of the living, breathing, moving body inside. Clothing that lovingly wraps the shape of you. Clothing to sing, laugh, dance and be free in while you surprise yourself with your own amazingness.

UNIQUE, BEAUTIFUL
Accentuating the miracle that is you

SUPPLE, DYNAMIC
Designed with movement in mind

“To be oneself, simply oneself, is so amazing and utterly unique an experience that it's hard to convince oneself so singular a thing happens to everybody."
Simone de Beauvoir

EMBODYING NATURE

CHOOSING WISELY

Our life on this planet is an amazing gift, and also a sacred responsibility.

We carefully select textiles for all our garments, including our organic yoga clothing, that feel good against the skin, perform well, are of good quality and are good for the environment. To help with the selection process, we have developed a preferred materials list based on a rigorous life-cycle analysis that considers the environmental, health and social impact of the growth and processing of plants, fibres and textiles. We are always looking for new textile solutions to meet our design and sustainability needs, and we continue to increase our use of preferred materials with every collection.

Here are some examples from our list:

• Organic Cotton nourishes the earth. Crop rotation and manual cultivation = healthy soil. Zero chemicals = no nasty toxins in soil, air, water or the bodies of farmers. This naturally beautiful textile is oh so soft to touch, durable and strong, and has the bonus of breathability for the skin, perfect for yoga apparel.

• Bamboo is a magical plant that absorbs 5 times more carbon and creates 35% more oxygen than a similar stand of trees. It naturally regenerates and needs little water and very little (if any) pesticides. Aside from its eco street cred (which is vast), we love the hand feel and the way it drapes on the body. By utilising these exceptional qualities in our collections, we create free flowing ready to wear garments and bamboo yoga wear that feels sublime throughout the day.

• Known in house as ‘tree silk’ due to its lustrous softness, Tencel ® and Modal ® are types of viscose made from the wood pulp of sustainable forests and processed in a closed-loop system where the very minimal chemicals, water and carbon discharged in the process, are re-used.

Learn more about the eco-preferred materials, why we love them, and further choices we make to be kind to our planet, by reading our environmental policy.

MINDFULLY MADE

Over the years we have developed a strong network of partnerships with suppliers + craftspeople local to our own creative workshop in Canggu, Bali.

SOCIAL + ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Building stronger communities through business opportunity + empowerment.

CONSCIOUS COLLABORATIONS
Skilled artisans, home based workshops, independent + local fabric, dye + print houses, low impact dying, waste-water filtration.

ABOVE + BEYOND HUMAN RIGHTS
Working together for: safe workplaces, thriving, prosperous individuals, healthy families + balanced eco-systems.

All of our partners align to our standards as set out in our Code of Ethics + Environmental Policy, ensuring the ecosystem and all workers are treated with respect.

WALKING THE TALK

WE-AR committed to our ethos and always looking to take the things we care about one step further. We have powered up our impact by partnering with, and being certified by aligned organisations that share our vision. We are excited to be part of a potent and growing global movement of businesses working together for positive change.

Within that movement, we have partnered with Sustainable Business Network, whose members have all shown commitment to sustainability, Conscious Consumers, who connect caring consumers to registered ethical businesses, and we became Accredited Living Wage Employers to ensure employees receive the basic right of an income that can provide necessities and the ability to participate as active citizens in the community.

In 2016, after a thorough evaluation of our entire brand and supply chain, and meeting the highest standards of social and environmental performance, WE-AR became a Certified B Corp. There are now more than 1,900 Certified B Corps all working together toward one goal: to redefine success in business.

To learn more about our certification, check out our 
B Corp profile.

WE-AR proud sponsors of Yoga Education in Prisons Trust through our Social Profit Program.