SUSTAINABILITY

The fashion industry is the 2nd most polluting industry in the world. What Lo Wants is proud to do things differently - by producing ethically and eco-conscious in any way we can. With the world slowly shifting away from mass-produced fast fashion and looking towards ethical and slower alternatives, we hope to be an example of how companies can continue to do better.

Fat babes want nice clothes too. Fat babes care about the earth.

What Lo Wants is committed to producing our clothes as ethically as possible - and getting them to you that way too.

Here is how:

  • We use recycled mailing cards and compostable tissue, mailers, and garment bags - you can even plant these bad boys in your yard!
  • All of our production is done in small batches in Downtown Los Angeles: our pieces are made in minimal quantities to avoid overproduction waste.
  • Any unavoidable garment and textile loss is donated to Project Ropa, which helps to bring clean clothing and other necessities directly to our homeless neighbors.
  • All of our production partners are within a ~10mi radius, helping to keep our carbon footprint lower.
  • In order to offer accessible price points while still keeping our quality high, we use GOTS Certified dyes, source natural fiber, and recycled or "deadstock" fabrics as much as possible, and try to balance our use of synthetic fabrics. Each product page has info on which materials are used for the specific pieces.

What can you do to help us keep this train going?

  • WEAR YOUR WLW MORE THAN ONCE! Repeating outfits shouldn’t be a crime. Wear it to your BFF's wedding, your sneaky-link’s house, the grocery store, etc.
  • Let us know your feedback! Got some notes on how we can do better? Email us at hello@whatlowants.com.

ETHICS + PRODUCTION

What Lo Wants is proud to produce ethically in Los Angeles and build in-person relationships with the talented individuals who make our garments. Each What Lo Wants piece you purchase is made with integrity by our pattern maker, cutting house, and sewing team, which are all just 10 minutes away from our office. Garment workers deserve living wages for their craft, which is why we not only choose all of our production partners carefully but also make an effort to give back.

Currently, we donate 1% of our annual revenue to the Garment Worker Center in Los Angeles. This way, we are able to give back some of our profit to help improve conditions for garment workers who are impacted by exploitation in the fashion industry. Most often, these people are immigrant workers, women of color, and families who are heavily impacted. As our small business continues to grow, we pledge to be able to commit more of our revenue to help the efforts of the GWC.

At What Lo Wants, we are committed to keeping our pieces as accessible as possible while continuing to lower our impact on the planet in any way we possibly can. If you have any suggestions to share, please email us at hello@whatlowants.com.