Lauren Bonham by Nick Alexander

Sustainability and Compassion

We take pride in being an independent boutique brand. Designed with love in Hawai‘i and made ethically in Bali.

 

1. We don't like to call ourselves an "eco-friendly" brand because we believe being environmentally and socially responsible should be a core value of all brands. We're far from perfect, but we're constantly striving to reduce our impact on the environment. We use minimal packaging on our orders to reduce unnecessary waste, and we've nearly eliminated single-use plastics from our supply chain. To help offset our carbon footprint, we plant one tree for every item purchased and include carbon-neutral shipping on every order.

 

2. We believe in slow fashion – thoughtfully designed garments made with high quality materials constructed with expert workmanship to ensure excellent fit, feel, durability, and originality. We do not believe in trend-focused, fast and cheap knockoffs made in China that bypass the design process at the cost of the time and energy that true designers put into the creative process.

 

3. We select environmentally responsible production methods to the greatest extent possible, such as low-impact printing and working with materials that are sustainable and locally available. Our eco range is designed with premium Italian fabric made from ECONYL® fibre that is 78% verifiably regenerated post-consumer content and less likely to leave microfiber waste in our water systems.

 

4. We provide, and only partner with organizations that provide, fair wages and healthy working conditions for all levels of workers. We stand for safe working environments for all models and industry workers, and have a zero tolerance policy for racism, discrimination and sexual harassment/abuse. We strictly refuse to work with any photographers on the @shitmodelmgmt blacklist and any models or brands who actively support their work.

 

5. We absolutely love a good vintage find, especially when it pairs perfectly with a Those Seen Dancing piece. We encourage our customers to never throw away previously-loved garments – we hope that you repair garments if necessary, and donate, give away, or recycle unwanted or no longer used clothing and swimwear.

 

Mahalo for considering each other and our planet.

Partnerships

Those Seen Dancing x One Tree Planted

We are proud to be an official reforestation partner of One Tree Planted, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a focus on global reforestation.

Through this partnership we are able to plant one tree with every item purchased to offset its carbon footprint. Each month we select a different region of the world to plant trees.

Those Seen Dancing x Aquafil

Since our founding, we have partnered with Aquafil, a global leader in the synthetic fibres industry and pioneer in quality, innovation and sustainability, to sustainable swimwear made from ECONYL® fibre.

Our eco range is made with Italian fabric made from ECONYL® 100% regenerated nylon fibre/yarn from pre and post-consumer waste. This fabric surpasses maximum standards for durability, meets the highest UV resistance standard of UPF+50, and surpasses the highest standards for resistance to chlorine, sunscreen, chemicals and oils. It is also pile-resistant and unlikely to leave microfiber waste in our water systems.

Those Seen Dancing x Pachama

As an online store, we proudly invest in sustainability initiatives to counteract the environmental impact of shipping. We partner with Pachama to offset 100% of the carbon emissions from the delivery of your order.

Pachama's certified projects comply with the best-in-class carbon offset protocols and standards. Each month we calculate the total emissions generated by our shipped orders, and that number determines our monthly purchase of carbon credits to neutralize shipping emissions through one of Pachama's verified projects.

Those Seen Dancing x noissue

We partner with noissue to provide sustainable packaging on every order.

Our noissue mailers are made from recycled plastics, and each mailer has a second adhesive strip so that it can be reused. Once it has served its purpose it can be recycled wherever soft plastics are accepted.

Our tissue paper and packaging stickers are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, which means that these paper products are sourced from a forest and supply chain that are managed responsibly and sustainably. They are acid-, lignin- and sulfur-free and printed with soy inks.

Eco-Packaging Alliance
noissue also parters with One Tree Planted, so with every order trees are planted not only with us, but with noissue packaging as well.