FASHION WITH A PURPOSE
Who We Are
Welcome to Curate, a collection of sustainable and ethical apparel from brands and designers with conscious production practices.
At Curate, we're determined to provide a space for sustainable and ethical apparel. Our vision is for responsible and slow fashion to become the norm.
We’re committed to taking care of the world we live in and improving our impact on the environment. By shopping for sustainable and ethical clothing, we can combat the negative practices of the fast fashion industry, like excess fabric waste, water pollution and unethical working conditions.
We encourage you to become the curator of your wardrobe. Embrace your style and build your closet with responsible clothing that you’ll wear and love for years to come. Discover conscious apparel and join the slow fashion movement.
In an effort to develop a more responsible and eco-friendly way to shop, we're dedicated solely to brands and designers who share our vision and commitment to sustainability and ethics. Our core pillars include ethical working conditions, sustainable practices and materials, and giving back to the environment.
We make sure that all of the brands and designers that we partner with are committed to making a positive impact on the environment and our people.
HOW OUR BRAND PARTNERS IMPLEMENT SUSTAINABLE AND ETHICAL PRACTICES
The brands and designers we partner with implement ethics and sustainability into their designs and production in a variety of ways.
Here are some of the ways they do so:
- Produce garments using recycled materials and deadstock or upcycled fabrics
- Use compostable and biodegradable fabrics
- Use eco-friendly fabrics like Ecovero and Tencel
- Make garments from recycled PET bottles
- Source gold from sustainable, recycled batches
- Reduce water usage
- Recycle and clean water before reintroducing the water to drain systems
- Eliminate use of toxic chemicals and dyes
- Hand dye garments with plants
- Garments are hand-drawn and handmade to order
- Produce in small batches to minimize waste
- Utilize a low waste design process
- Limit fabric waste
- Produce items via a pre-order system to avoid overproduction
- Utilize 3D digital design to reduce sampling and fabric waste
- Eliminate the use of animal byproducts like fur and leather
- Diminish the use of plastics
- Reduce energy consumption
- Produce garments in a wind-powered factory
- Use 100% Certified Organic Cotton
- Pay garment workers living and fair wages
- Provide clean and safe working facilities
- Reduce and/or offset their carbon emissions
- Use recycled packaging materials
- Donate to organizations that support green initiatives
- And more!
All of our products are shipped in either 100% recycled paper mailers or 100% recycled boxes and with sustainable packaging materials.
Our tissue paper is FSC Certified, meaning that the Forest Stewardship Council certifies that the paper products are sourced from a forest and supply chain that is managed responsibly and sustainably. The paper is acid-free and printed with soy-based inks. It is made from cellulose fiber where the active acid pulp is eliminated during processing. It is also lignin- and sulfur-free, which means that the ink won’t transfer from the tissue and the paper won’t leave behind any of these chemicals when decomposing. The GreenWrap bubble wrap we use is naturally biodegradable, compostable, SFI-certified, and fully recyclable.
Our Washi Tape is made from rice paper and printed with soy-based inks. It is 100% compostable and curb-side recyclable. Soy inks are an eco-friendly alternative to petroleum-based inks, made from soybeans, a renewable resource. The water-activated tape we use on our boxes features a renewable, reliable, and plant-derived adhesive and backing.
Carbon Neutral Shipping
All of our orders include carbon-neutral shipping. As our customers, you are supporting an environmentally friendly company that invests in sustainability initiatives to counteract the negative environmental impact of shipping. Our contributions to Planet fund cutting-edge carbon removal projects that have the potential to reverse climate change. Check out our impact below.
GIVE BACK PROGRAM
Giving back is one of our core pillars at Curate. We donate one tree per order via our partnership with One Tree Planted. One Tree Planted is a non-profit organization focused on reforestation, rebuilding forests after fires and floods, providing jobs for social impact, and restoring biodiversity. With our donation, One Tree Planted plants trees around the world, contributing to a positive environmental impact. If you've signed up for our newsletter, you'll receive a notification and a copy of our donation certificate every time we make a tree donation!
MEET THE FOUNDER
Juliana Diez Barroso Pérez
A bilingual Mexican-American, Juliana was born and raised on the border of Texas and Mexico in a small town called Laredo. With an artist mother and an entrepreneurial father, Juliana always found herself intertwining the two as a child and into early adulthood. She holds a master’s degree in Business Analytics from Southern Methodist University and a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from the University of Texas at Austin, where she took a deep dive into learning more about sustainability and the impact of human behavior on the environment and how to use communications and public relations to raise awareness to the public.
While working in advertising post-grad, Juliana implemented some eco-friendly practices into her lifestyle but still felt like it wasn’t enough. That’s when she realized there was another major aspect of everyday life she hadn’t modified--her wardrobe. Learning more about the fast fashion industry’s widespread unethical labor and harmful environmental practices, she set out to find responsible and eco-conscious brands, but quickly realized how difficult it was to find a central place to buy eco-friendly clothing that suited her style and price point. And that’s when the idea for Curate was born.
In September of 2020, Juliana took her passion for sustainability, fashion, and business and founded Curate, an online boutique with a mission to carry sustainable and ethical brands that make stylish, fun, feminine, and reasonably priced clothing. She researches and hand-selects brands that adhere to her core pillars: ethical labor and sustainable manufacturing practices. With Curate, Juliana wants to not only raise awareness about the negative impacts of the fast fashion industry, but to encourage fashion consumers to build and curate their wardrobe with beautiful, unique, and high-quality pieces that are made with care for people and our planet.