Aléo Studio is committed to honouring the natural resources needed to create our pieces and the people who make them. We treat each step of the production process with the utmost care for our team, customers and the planet. We ensure that fair labour practices are followed for each team member, regardless of their position in the production line and their location in the world. With each piece, we strive to remain as eco-friendly as possible.
Our organic cashmere is GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard for Social and Ecological) or Oeko Tex certified. Both accreditations are industry leading and verify that our cashmere fabric has been produced in a considerate way. The eco dyes used meet high standards from an environmental and toxicological perspective, ensuring that their production is both safe for the environment and the wearer. An emphasis is also placed on the traceability of the fabric from Inner Mongolia and strict ethical herding practices.
Wool and cotton are our other principle fabrics. Both are chosen for the breathabilty, comfort, and versatility for the wearer. Like cashmere, they are natural fabric, which ensures their durability and being fully degradable at the end of their life cycle. Our conscious approach continues throughout the collection with regard to fabrics by opting for recycled non-degradable fabrics when needed. We continue this narrative through to our packaging. All Aléo Studio labelling and packaging is either recycled, recyclable or created with the intention of being reused for the current season and beyond.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Founded by a West-African Canadian, diversity and inclusion are at the core of Aléo Studio ethos. From the small team in New York City, to the manufacturers, photographers, models, or other collaborators - diversity and inclusion are a crucial component to the brand's operations. It is a priority for anyone who interacts with Aléo Studio to feel accepted, valued, respected, represented and understood. Our Diversity & Inclusion Policy guides us to ensure these core values remain central as we grow.