Our sustainability and ethical pledge
It's so hard to find plus size brands and clothing manufacturers that make sustainable plus size clothing.
A lot of well known plus size brands are fast fashion brands that have unethical labor practices in order to keep their production costs low. This often means using child labor or having garment makers work in extremely poor conditions for over 14 hours a day.
This is why we started Dani Marie, because we want to provide a plus size offering that is:
Our promise to you
Our mission is to create plus size clothing that does not damage the environment.
We use fabric that is made from natural fibres, using organic and recycled materials wherever possible.
We never use polyester or synthetic fabrics for our clothing.
Our timeless, feminine modern classics are made to be worn again and again. We believe in slow fashion.
Although our fabrics are made from natural fibres, our sourcing and buyer power as a start-up brand hindered by the pandemic, means that some of our fabrics aren’t as environmentally friendly as we would like them to be.
However, we are continuously improving our design and sourcing so that we can work towards being a 100% sustainable clothing line.
We are excited to keep you posted with this progress.
Did you know that we also plant a tree via One Tree Planted for every item that is sold?
So far, you've helped us to plant over 500 trees and counting!
Finally, our packaging is made from recycled plastic and the tags are made from 100% recycled paper and string.
Our clothing is manufactured at a family run factory in Bali. We ensure that all our garment makers are paid a fair and generous wage with good working conditions.
We will never use child labor.
The Balinese have suffered so much from lack of tourism during the pandemic. But with every order we receive, we're able to keep on employing our Balinese garment makers and ensure they can make a decent living during this difficult time.
Here are the dresses in production! As you can see it's a small operation, which means they will only produce our dresses in small quantities.
As we grow, we will help them to expand their operations too. We care deeply for the welfare of every person that helps to bring Dani Marie to life.
We want beautiful, environmentally friendly and ethical plus size clothing to be available for everyone.
So if that means we make less of a profit on each item to ensure the dresses can remain affordable, then so be it.
As our dresses are made with natural fibres and produced ethically as well as in small quantities, they will naturally be priced at a more mid-range level. These aren't 'cheap and affordable' dresses, they are quality, sustainable and affordable.