Between the Sheets has incorporated ethical and renewable principles as a core part of our guiding philosophy since 2010 when lingerie designer Layla L’obatti launched Between the Sheets, creating a collection of modal lingerie and loungewear made from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified beech trees, with the fiber and finished fabric tested by Oeko Tex to be toxin free.
Sustainable business isn’t just about environmental impact it also values economic and social impact. This is why we make all of our garments in the US, using local manufacturing in New York in close proximity to where we design our collections and warehouse our products. By choosing to make all of our products in the US, we support the local economy and ensure our garments are made responsibly by factories registered with the New York anti-sweatshop task force who meet all labor and environmental requirements. New York generates 29% of its electricity from renewable resources as of 2019 and is required to reach 70% by 2030, NYC mandates recycling of fabric scraps, and the US has stringent environmental standards for manufacturing and waste disposal.
Between the Sheets is a New York Benefit Corporation (read all about it here) meaning that we have committed to higher standards of purpose, accountability, and transparency in integrating sustainability and a public benefit into our business. This requires us to measure our progress towards achieving social and environmental impact using a third-party standard on an annual basis.
We are also a member of One Percent for the Planet and donate at least one percent of yearly revenue to support environmental causes.