What does Fair Trade Mean?
Fair trade refers to products where fair prices are paid to producers in developing countries. Fair trade is a core value of Liz Alig. Not only do we insure that our seamstresses have fair and ethical work conditions and wages, we also give back to further the development and skills training of women in their communities. All of Liz Alig products are produced by our partnerships with organizations that empower women-owned business, teach job skills to low income communities, and encourage economic growth in developing countries.
Are you Fair Trade Certified?
Liz Alig is a member of the Fair Trade Federation. This is not a certification because there is currently only a pilot program to certify clothing as fair trade; however, to become a member the Fair Trade Federation we went through a strenuous screening program and align our production with their fair trade standards. We work with many pioneers in the fair trade movement who are closely aligned with the fair trade organization and are changing the standards in the clothing industry. Fair Treatment of our employees in every area of our supply chain is deeply rooted in our company.
What does Recycled Fashion Mean?
Many of Liz Alig products are made from recycled fabrics meaning we use textiles that have a previous life as a garment or remnant fabric from factories. Using recycled fabric allows us to help reduce excess waste of textiles.
Where do You Get Your Recycled Fabrics?
Liz Alig sources recycled fabrics in a variety of ways - most of it comes from bulk second hand clothing stores or the equivalent open air market in developing countries. Also, we use remnants and dead stock fabric from factories. There is a huge amount of second hand clothing that is shipped to developing countries when we are finished with it in the West. We source from these open-air markets where our production takes place. This both encourages their economic growth and reduces the amount of shipping that the raw materials take before they are made into your LizAlig garment.
We have also learned how to be creative with our sourcing of recycled materials - we recycle things like: flour sacks from Ghana, ikat fabrics from Guatemala, and excess fabrics from factories in El Salvador and Cambodia.
What other Types of Fabrics do you use?
Liz Alig also partners with producers that use organic cotton, 100% cotton, hand woven silk, cotton, wool and banana fibers.
Are Garments Made from Recycled Fabrics One of a Kind?
Yes and no. Most of the garments that we make out of recycled materials are not one of a kind. We recycle a lot of t-shirts so that when we can produce similar versions of a garment because second hand grey t-shirts are very easy to come by. Other garments from recycled silk, sweaters, and button down shirts are more one of a kind. The fabric colors will vary, but the design and spirit of the garment will stay the same. We think this is something special about using recycled materials - you can have a garment that no one else has.
What should I know about Buying from the Recycled Collection?
Many styles by Liz Alig are made from recycled t-shirt fabrics which are upcycled into a specific silhouette. Because these products are constructed from a variety of t-shirts, shades may vary slightly from garment to garment. The pictures show the color schemes that are used for each season, but the shades will differ slightly.
Do you Accept Returns?
Should you need to return or exchange your Liz Alig item, you may return most new, unworn items within 15 days of delivery for a full refund or exchange. We cannot return any products that have been worn or damaged. Return Policy Here.
How do your Sizes Run?
Our sizing runs a bit small - vintage sizing. Find our size chart here.
Can I Host a Home Party or Trunk Show?
Yes! We would love for you to host a trunk show. Find more info about hosting a trunk show here or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I Intern with Liz Alig?
Yes! We would love to talk to you about our internship opportunities. Find more info here or email you resume, 3 references, and why you would like to intern with us to email@example.com.
Do you Sell Wholesale?
Yes! Please find more info about creating a wholesale account here. If you would like a current catalog please contact us.
Who is Liz?
Liz Alig was named for the founders first and middle name - this is not actually the name she goes by. We like to think of the name as the kind of person who wears our clothing...women who love fashion and care about things like social justice, recycling, and are excited to tell the story of their clothes.