We know we can’t save the world with knitwear but, wherever Hesperios contributes to our community and industry, we feel strongly that our contribution should be a positive one. Every choice we make has a ripple effect. We are mindful of this in our processes, and are doing our best to be our best.
We aim to always make quality, long lasting products. For the part of our collection that uses raw materials such as baby alpaca and pima cotton, we work with a family-owned factory in Lima, Peru. We have an ongoing, close relationship with them and have visited the factory a number of times. We are committed to only working with factories and suppliers that do not exploit others.
Sustainability matters and, as a new company, we believe we have a responsibility to make choices now that will create positive habits with long term consequences. It is important to us to work with partners, factories, suppliers who share our views on sustainability. We recognize we won’t achieve all our sustainability goals overnight, but we will share our progress and research along the way, and when we reach a milestone we will share that too.
Our first big challenge has been replacing plastic in all shipments and providing our factories with an alternative material—we’re almost there. Our ultimate goal is to eliminate all plastic from our shop and café. It may take some time, and there may need to be some exceptions, but we will do our best and keep our audience updated.