About COSSAC & Agata In 2014, after working for both high end and high street labels
and with some distinguished designers for LFW, and witnessing fast
fashion’s destructive influence in the industry she loves, Agata
decided to launch her ECO-HOT label, COSSAC.
COSSAC promotes the minimalistic concept of Capsule Wardrobes,
and offers a curated selection of contemporary threads and redefined
basics with a sass edge. Sustainably designed and ethically produced,
each quality garment is intended to be transeasonal, with the aim of
minimising wastefulness and maximising usefulness.
Our Ethos We are committed to slow fashion and sustainable design.
Transparency, sustainability and social well-being is at the core of our
business. We reject the mainstream practices of fast fashion that
produces cheap, low-quality and disposable trend items by exploiting
workers. COSSAC exists to offer women design-led conscious fashion to
help drive awareness of the negative social and environmental impacts of
the fashion industry and make it easy for women to make better choices.
We think sustainable fashion that no one wants to buy or wear
is 100% wasteful. That’s why we design clothing that customers actually
want to wear. The silhouette celebrates the
feminine form but is classic enough so that our garments are worn and
cherished beyond the current season. Our production runs are limited to
minimise waste and deadstock.
Fabrics We use sustainable materials in our collections such as organic
cotton, Tencel and modal. In selecting the fabrics, we place a lot of
importance on how it is produced and the extent of its impact on the
environment, such as how much water and toxic chemicals is used. All
fabrics selected are ethically-sourced, organic or have low
environmental impact. We are committed to continuous improvement and our
goal is to use materials that are 100% eco-friendly. We are working
towards this goal and are educating ourselves daily on sustainable
production methods so we can make our clothing as green as possible.
Factories We work exclusively with small factories with whom we’ve built
close relationships with. All production is carried out in Europe, in
Portugal and Turkey in ISO and GOTS-certified factories. This enables us to reduce the time, cost and eco footprint of transporting the garments.
We also believe in supply chain transparency as ethical
treatment of workers is as important to us as our environmental impact.
We use accredited factories because we care about the people who help
make our clothes. We want to make sure that factory employees are
working in fair and just conditions and are not being exploited in any
form. Every supplier and factory we work with holds certificates
assuring our high work standards and expectations are being followed. We
regularly travel to our factory partners to make sure the processes are
overseen and are compliant with ethical production standards.
While we take the concepts of sustainability and the ethical
treatment of garment workers seriously, we deal with all the heavy stuff
so you won’t have to.