The Ethos behind Vaderetro

As a brand, the ethos of Vaderetro is to push past the boundaries in which fashion is more typically contained. We believe that we can help others through fashion either by speaking out about significant issues or by empowering people, giving them a voice. Vaderetro although anchored in the past in terms of inspirations is deeply future-focused. We are framed by the responsibility to operate in a way that is kinder to each other and to the planet. Sustainability is part of our creativity and a way for us to explore new possibilities.

Vaderetro’s steps to minimise the industry’s carbon footprint and to implement ethical practices is divided in three categories:

Our products

We design high quality products made for long-term usage with carefully considered materials and techniques. More than half of our collection is made out unique upcycled and dead stock fabrics.

Our suppliers

Vaderetro values artisans over factories. As a result, many of our pieces including the blazers, knitwear but also T-shirts and hoodies are either hand-made or hand-finished. As a brand Made in Italy, we are committed to highlight local resources, traditions and craftsmanship. That is the reason why we apply the traditional Neapolitan tailoring to our statement suits. Vaderetro also cooperates with transparent and responsible sourcing partners to promote fair working conditions in our supply chain and to make sure that human dignity take precedence over the bottom line.

Our operations

Vaderetro considers the ethical and environmental impact of our operational activities very carefully. The starting point of our sustainability ambition is that we value quality over quantity. We produce less, but with an emphasis on a use of quality natural materials and fabrics (cotton, silk, linen). Last but not least, we exclude ourselves from fast-fashion that we believe to have a detrimental effect on the environment. As a consequence, we produce at slow pace, side-stepping the regular fashion calendar.