Environmental Pillar

Design
Our styles are designed in Hawaii to timelessly outlive trends and serve multiple functions. Our lead pattern-maker has collaborated with Coach, Lululemon, Adidas and many more for trusted results. We use quality techniques and raw materials that last and support durable, versatile athletics and activities.

Materials
We utilize ECONYL® fiber, made in Italy and regenerated from fishing nets and other discarded waste materials. It's infinitely recyclable, certified to be harmless under OEKO-TEX Standard 100, produced at an SA8000 Standard certified factory for socially responsible labor, compliant with EU REACH chemicals management, and has 90% less impact than virgin nylon. We're currently researching the effects of newer biodegradable and bio-based fabrics, too.

Manufacturing
Our designs are proudly developed, cut, and sewn in a factory we love visiting in Baltimore, USA. It was established in 1976, pays above Maryland minimum wage, and some sewers have been there more than 25 years. They utilize modern fabric cutters that minimize waste and have collaborated with Nike, Victoria's Secret, Under Armour, and countless more.

Packaging
Our packaging mailer is 100% recycled, 100% recyclable, printed with algae ink, and from a woman-owned business in Colorado, USA. We keep our packaging sleek, minimal, and essential.

Use + Washing
A large portion of the environmental impact of clothing occurs after you take it home, which means there are small things you can do to make a big difference. Learn more about mindful washing and how to reduce microfiber pollution here.

End of Life
Repair, reclaim, resell, recycle. Learn more about the 4 R's here, and conveniently recycle your well-loved hybrid bras here with our amazing partners at the Bra Recyclers. We're currently looking into further recycling initiatives with our offcuts and look forward to keeping you updated as we grow.

sol vae hybrid bra USA manufacturing factory
Responsible Hybrid Bra Design Founder Bridget Thorpe

Social Pillar

Marketing
From day one, we have never photoshopped the bodies in our photos. All images and words on our marketing channels are taken seriously and intended to be honest and/or science-based. Our Marketing Manifesto here shares more.

Online Privacy
We value your right to protect your online privacy. We've offered an Opt-Out Guide here to help you mitigate what device/activity data is shared. Our Privacy Policy here aims to offer further transparency for all and provide specific resources for EU and California residents.

Stakeholder Relationships
We take our time choosing business partners wisely—and with intuition. Each supplier is vetted according to an internal code of conduct. Please explore our Thoughtfully Curated rubric for deeper detail.

Belonging
We are woman-owned and founded in our Hawaii hometown. 44% of our supply chain is currently woman-owned, and 22% of the total is owned by diverse women. We are actively looking to develop more sizes and enhance accessibility.


Carbon Footprint

Bottom line: we generate emissions. So, we seek to take responsibility for what we create and address what we currently can't avoid. We track our carbon activity (similar to how we track our finances) and use measurement tools aligned with the WRI/WBCSD Greenhouse Gas Protocol to estimate our operational and supply chain emissions.

Scope 1 + 2

Scope 3

Carbon Offset Practice

Online Order Shipping Emissions


Traceability

Ever read labels or ingredient lists? Us, too! We're passionate about finding innovative, sustainable, and versatile materials that perform. We also continually explore ways to reduce carbon emissions associated with transportation logistics. Below is a snapshot of where we currently source our materials and more. Some deeper detail may be mapped here on the Open Apparel Registry.

USA

Manufacturing
Thread
Elastic + Rubber
Brand Label
Care Label
Packaging Mailer
Design + Main Office

Italy

Textiles


Goals + Initiatives

Our goals themselves have room to improve. We do not currently have concrete metrics, nor comprehensive reporting or timetables. Yet, we are experienced at aligning with leading industry frameworks—such as the UN SDGs below—and look forward to all the places we'll responsibly grow together.