Tailored For Change
“Fast fashion is killing our planet.”
Did you know that the average American throws away 82 pounds of textile waste each year?
As it’s one of the most highly polluting industries in the world, there needs to be a revolution in fashion. We built Mr. Cavaliere with this in mind.
We firmly believe that buying less but buying better is the solution, and the best way to make a difference. But what does buying better really mean?
Let’s break down our four eco-conscious promises that can make the greatest impact for our planet in the long term.
As no two people are the same, no two garments should be the same either. That’s why we only make custom garments designed with our specific clients in mind. To avoid unnecessary production, we carry absolutely no stock. When everything is made to measure, our clients receive a garment that they’ll love and that will fit them perfectly.
Made To Last
We believe in timeless style, as opposed to following the latest trends. That’s why it’s important that our garments stand the test of time. There are several components that go into a product that’s made to last. First off, we exclusively work with the very best mills in the world—ones that share our passion for a greener tomorrow. By choosing the highest quality raw materials, there is less need to blend our fabrics with artificial additives such as polyamide or nylon. We enhance the natural features of each fiber, or use support from other natural fibers like linen, silk, wool, cotton, or cashmere. Our suppliers produce functional fabrics that are built to endure.
As for assembly, our garments are made in Canada and Asia using traditional Italian craftsmanship. We ensure that each and every person in our production facility has a safe and healthy working environment that promotes gender equality and economic development.
We are confident in our products’ long-lasting quality. In order to increase their longevity even further, we offer alteration as well as restoration services. On top of that, we do alterations on garments not manufactured by us! We can breathe new life into older pieces and reduce carbon and water waste by up to 10%.
We want to give back to the world what we’ve taken from it. That’s why 95% of our fabrics are biodegradable. Since wool makes up the largest share of our raw material use, the material means a great deal to us. We believe that happy, ethically-treated sheep make the best wool. That is why all of the wool that goes into Mr. Cavaliere garments are sourced from regions in Australia and Tasmania that are part of the SustainaWOOL integrity scheme.
SustainiaWOOL was founded by two of our main wool suppliers, the historic Italian mills Vitale Barberis Canonico & Reda. SustainiaWOOL focuses on wool produced under natural grazing conditions with the highest regard for the animal’s welfare and environment.