Komodo is one of the pioneers in sustainable fashion. What started as an epic travelogue across Asia in 1988 has now grown into an eclectic mix of Eastern and Western designs that can be seen at the fashion shows in London, Paris, Florence and Tokyo. It is very important to Komodo that their materials are sustainable and that their employees are treated well.
As Joe Komodo himself said:
"It's a privilege of our civilization to dress up in comfort and style, but it's also the responsibility of today's fashion designers to make that style fairly and sustainable for those who work on it - otherwise, you can only pretend it's cool!"
Fair Trade: Komodo produces under fair working conditions in Nepal, China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Turkey. Several factories are GOTS certified, which guarantees organic materials and fair production.
Environmentally friendly: the clothing is made from GOTS certified organic cotton, hemp, linen, modal, Tencel, Cupro, recycled PET, upcycled rubber, wool and corozo (for the buttons). These are natural, organic and innovative materials. The Merino wool (which is only used in the winter collections) is certified and comes from a non-mulesing source. The packaging material is made from recycled paper, vegetable compostable foil and paper tape.
Good cause: Komodo supports several charities in the countries where they produce, such as the Sumatran Orangutan Society, Tibet Relief Fund and Sunrise Orphanage Kathmandu.