Our brand Ivysister was founded by two sisters, Lynsey and Christy Knowles. Launched in January 2019 the brand that has been a dream for years finally came to fruition. The name Ivysister stems from the plant Ivy which symbolizes strength, love and friendship. All major contributors to how our life has been shaped, through the loss of our dad at a young age we thought there wasn’t a better name more suited to represent us in our brand as we believe family is everything.
Sustainability. It’s the word making waves in the fashion industry, but for us, it’s a way of life.
Here at Ivysister, we’re passionate about providing a better future for our planet, creating carefully considered pieces that are low on waste and high on style.
Did you know? There’s a 40% gap between what’s made and what’s sold in the apparel industry.
According to the Ellen Macarthur Foundation every second, the equivalent of one garbage truck of textiles is landfilled or burned. These unwanted garments have a devastating impact on the environment, and we’re determined to change that.
We have been working with our partner Green Story to calculate the CO2 emissions from each stage of our supply chain. We already use eco-friendly fabrics and employ sustainable manufacturing practices to significantly reduce our CO2 emissions. But it’ll take some time to reduce our emissions all the way to net zero, there are still emissions which are unavoidable. This is where carbon offsets come in.
MATERIAL + PRODUCTION
Mindfully made in the USA, we create trending activewear and workout essentials crafted from eco-conscious materials; super-soft, skin-loving fabrics that will ensure you look and feel great. Our innovative, on-demand system means that each piece is created exclusively for you, with prints that are planet kind too. All our prints are digitally designed and never water dyed, meaning zero waste, zero water and zero guilt whenever you shop with us.
We worked with Green Story to calculate the CO2 emissions from each stage of our supply chain. This enabled us to measure our carbon footprint for each product and find the best suited carbon offset projects.
Our approach for carbon neutrality is to offset our carbon footprint along our supply chain and have a mix of Reforestation, Renewable Energy and Community projects. We worked with Green Story to handpick projects based on their type, location, and benefits. Each project supports multiple UN sustainable development goals in addition to offsetting CO2.