Adhere To Studios is an outerwear focused obsession… made for everyone, designed to perform. Sustainably and ethically made outerwear.
Each piece has been produced with purpose and intention.
With an emphasis on style, our foundation is built on 100% recycled materials, ethical manufacturing and a low-carbon supply chain.
Without compromising quality or aesthetics, each piece is created for the elements, with longevity in mind.
Founded by Alexandra Dean, Adhere To is a Canadian, small female owned and designed brand, bridging the gap of fashion, function, and sustainability in the outerwear industry.
Adhere To a higher standard - low impact outerwear with high impact design.
Driven by Obsession - Designed to Function.
When building an outerwear brand, we wanted to do our part in ensuring we create garments through sustainable methods. We've ensured all our synthetic fabrics are 100% recycled, our water repellency treatments are all PFAS-Free DWR- all from certified suppliers.
We design garments thoughtfully and made to last. We don’t season seasonally but rather weather/temperate oriented. Our collection is made from lightweight rain protection to heavy weight cold protection.
We've ensured all our synthetic fabrics are 100% recycled and our water repellency treatments are all BIONIC-FINISH® ECO PFAS-Free DWR- all from certified suppliers. We use mono-fibered material for easier end of life recycling many years down the road. We continue to build designs focused on circularity.
We built out a supply chain of ethical and responsible vendors. We chose high quality materials paired with premium construction so your jacket will last season, after season. We create small batches of each style, to avoid over-production and overstock. Every item is designed with a purpose and function.
We limit our number of suppliers to ensure responsible tracing. We work directly with each supplier- this allows us to ensure each of our suppliers are certified in ethical and sustainable practices.
For packaging, each of our garments are shipped in 100% recycled and recyclable paper mailer, with recycled and recyclable tissue paper.
All our fabrics have a purpose. They have been designed with functionality and created out of 100% recycled fibres. We avoid using mixed fibre fabrics, so at the end of the garment life cycle, the fabric can be recycled and reused again.
All of our 1 layer fabrics (found in our down jackets) are all 100% recycled, with PFC-Free DWR, making our jackets water-repellent.
Our waterproof jackets are made out of 3 layer fabric. This fabric is high performance with a waterproof and windproof rating of 10k/15k. Made with a 100% recycled face, 100% recycled backer and a bio-based membrane.
All of our products are made with YKK Natulon® recycled tape zippers and recycled trims. Our trim suppliers are all Bluesign® approved.
Our GRS certified down is 100% recycled, renewed and regenerated from donated items.
Re:Down uses the most environmental friendly methods to regenerate down and feathers. There are no chemicals used in the process of regenerating the down. The down is sterilized by high temperatures.
Because they only choose the best feathers to reuse, any broken feathers and down fibres unused are changed into an organic fertilizer. The fabric shells are chopped into small pieces and created into non-woven insulations. They recycle 97% of all the goods collected. Currently Re-Down's facility uses 30% solar power to operate- going on 70%!
We took our time to strategically define our supply chain, ensuring each item used is traceable and certified with social and environmental certifications such as:
Outerwear has a lot of components, making it particularly complex and challenging to ensure the best ethical and sustainable options are used. By ensuring every trim in our garments are certified with above certifications help create a standard we can trust. Additionally, we source every item on our own from the direct source where is it made- so there are no third-party involvements that we cannot trace.
We minimize the number of suppliers and ensure we can source multiple items from one vendor to reduce our footprint. Currently we use a total of 6 suppliers for all the materials on our jackets (this is not bad considering one jacket has up to 30 different components in it!).
Our garments are made in Vietnam at our WRAP (World Responsible Accredited Production®) certified vendor. WRAP certification is recognized around the world as proof of social compliance in the apparel industry. This is focused on labor rights, health and safety of workers, and environmental practices within the facility. We produce a small bulk run to ensure minimal waste.