Style Imperative was founded to bring visibility and voice to high fashion designers of color (FDsOC) who are committed to sustainable practices, ethical labor and sourcing, and high quality products. All of our FDsOC share one or more of Our Commitments below.
The resources on are planet are limited, and become more so by the day. We are committed to processes and products that promote sustainability and lessen unhealthy impact to the planet and to people, whether that's through the use of organic, recycled, upcycled, recyclable, vegan, plant-based or long-lasting materials or the sale of vintage items. We are working on expanding our packaging, inks and labels to be more environmentally-friendly.
As a business, we believe part of our responsibility is creating and educating compassionate and conscious consumption. Our goal is to encourage and inspire our customers to make thoughtful, impactful purchases that stand the test of time.
We believe in the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing of all people. To support wellness, we partner with providers throughout the country to host virtual and live events to promote better and holistic living. We hope you'll join us at an event soon!
Ethical Retail & Giving Back
Our brands are committed to providing living wages to people, and ensuring fair labor practices to the manufacturers of their products to eliminate exploitation, child labor or human trafficking. They have also pledged to no fur or endangered/exotic animals usage or animal testing. Style Imperative supports their success in this arena by helping with sourcing and vetting.
We also help our FDsOC partner with charitable organizations by providing a percentage of profits to support community programs.
We aim to amplify the visibility and reach of fashion designers of color (FDsOC). We work with designers throughout the world to help them get brand recognition and positive media coverage, so our customers get the best of independent design.
Non-Chemicals & Non-Compounds
Our FDsOC strive to create products without the use of synthetic products like fragrances, oils, dyes, or chemicals and compounds like parabens, petroleum, phthalates, formaldehyde, SLS or mineral oil.