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LOOK MATE

Exquisite socks designed ethically and collaboratively

Exquisite socks designed ethically and collaboratively

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Shop Confidently

Look good and do good. A portion of your next purchase will be contributed to your chosen cause.

All products will be restocked. If you're interested in a particular item, please email shop@relevefashion.com and we'll notify you as soon as it's available.

Shop Confidently

Look good and do good. A portion of your next purchase will be contributed to your chosen cause.

All products will be restocked. If you're interested in a particular item, please email shop@relevefashion.com and we'll notify you as soon as it's available.

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The Brand Bio

Designers:
Vahan and Vahagn Hovhannisyan
Headquarters:
London, UK
Country of Manufacture:
Armenia

The Look Mate adventure began as two lists made by Vahan and his brother Vahagn in a London coffee shop. One was a list of people they wanted to work with, the other was a list of things they felt passionately about. The fusion of the two created Look Mate.

The aim behind Look Mate has always been to work with aspiring creatives to bring a product that cuts above the rest in delivering a high quality, everyday item. The designs used are by anyone, from furniture designers to visual artists. They are then produced by a father-daughter team in Armenia, in the hometown of Look Mate's founder, Vahan, incorporating quality into the company’s DNA from day one. The socks are tested time and time again until perfection is reached.

Ethics and Aesthetics
Highlights from Look Mate's environmental, social, and personal commitments

Environmental Commitments

Animal-friendly, Cruelty-free
  • Does not use leather, skins, fur or feathers in any of its collections
  • Ensures that animal-based materials are from cruelty-free suppliers that track animal welfare
  • No animal testing: prohibits the testing of products or ingredients on animals
  • No endangered species: does not use materials or substances from species listed as endangered by CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora)
  • Angora-free: does not use angora in its supply chain
Environmental Conservation Efforts and Practices
  • Uses water respectfully and aims to reduce its water consumption
  • Uses water systems designed to minimize water consumption and educates its staff on best practices for water conservation
  • Collects scrap materials and/or by-products from its own production for outside recycling and/or repurposing
  • Offices, stores, factories etc. are designed and built for environmental conservation and efficiency
  • Product take-back scheme: takes back preloved products and/or packaging for reuse, recycling or disposal
Ethical Sourcing of Raw Materials
  • Raw materials originating from nature are sourced from sustainably managed ecosystems
  • Uses natural and/or biodegradable fabrics in its collections and products
  • Uses organic materials in its production
  • Sources materials from accredited programs
Sustainable Marketing and Packaging Materials
  • Uses environmentally-friendly marketing and packaging materials made from recycled, recyclable, FSC and/or PEFC certified materials
Sustainable Product Design
  • Considers social and environmental factors during the design process and product development stages
  • Designs its products to last and withstand many wears over the years
  • Designs its products to be recycled or reused
  • Implements product lifecycle management and holistic design solutions

Ethical and Sustainable Production / Manufacturing

Manufacturing and Production Processes
  • Look Mate's factory is in Armenia, local to its country of origin / business operations, reducing its carbon footprint
  • More than 50% of Look Mate's sourcing is done with local, independent suppliers
  • Works with recognized ethical factories
  • Provides employment opportunities for marginalized communities through its production
  • Manufactures its collections and products in limited quantities, avoiding mass production
  • Practices eco-friendly screen printing and dyeing in the development of its fabrics
  • Has systems in place to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions
Waste Management and Recycling
  • Has taken steps to reduce its manufacturing waste and has targets in place to achieve this
  • Optimizes its design and production to minimize fabric and material waste
  • Supports the reclamation and recycling of textile materials

Fur-free

  • Does not, and has never, used any and all types of animal fur in its collections or any products
  • Has made a pledge to prohibit the use of any and all types of animal fur in its collections or any products

Personal and Social Commitments

Good Corporate Governance
  • Fair pay: All employees and subcontractors are paid the local minimum and/or living wage
  • Equal employment: ensures its hiring and employment practices do not, in any way, discriminate
  • Ensures safe working conditions for all employees
Product Safety Assurance
  • Products are PVC-free
  • Uses non-toxic dyes for its fabrics and other materials
Fair Trade Practices
  • Suppliers pay fairly: ensures that its suppliers pay employees ad subcontractors the local minimum and/or living wage
  • No child or forced labour: supplier/s have policies in place preventing any child and/or forced labour

Charitable, Philanthropic

  • Has established an official foundation benefitting society and/or the environment
  • Has formed an official alliance with a philanthropic cause supporting social and/or environmental issues
  • Has partnered with national and/or international government agencies towards joint environmental and/or social initiatives
  • Donates a portion of its profits to WWF and Parkinson's Foundation

Relevé Fashion in partnership with

share with you the UN Sustainable Development Goals supported by Look Mate

The State of the Art
Take a peek into the world of Look Mate

The Brand Bio

Designers:
Vahan and Vahagn Hovhannisyan
Headquarters:
London, UK
Country of Manufacture:
Armenia

The Look Mate adventure began as two lists made by Vahan and his brother Vahagn in a London coffee shop. One was a list of people they wanted to work with, the other was a list of things they felt passionately about. The fusion of the two created Look Mate.

The aim behind Look Mate has always been to work with aspiring creatives to bring a product that cuts above the rest in delivering a high quality, everyday item. The designs used are by anyone, from furniture designers to visual artists. They are then produced by a father-daughter team in Armenia, in the hometown of Look Mate's founder, Vahan, incorporating quality into the company’s DNA from day one. The socks are tested time and time again until perfection is reached.

Ethics and Aesthetics
Highlights from Look Mate's environmental, social, and personal commitments

Environmental Commitments

Animal-friendly, Cruelty-free
  • Does not use leather, skins, fur or feathers in any of its collections
  • Ensures that animal-based materials are from cruelty-free suppliers that track animal welfare
  • No animal testing: prohibits the testing of products or ingredients on animals
  • No endangered species: does not use materials or substances from species listed as endangered by CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora)
  • Angora-free: does not use angora in its supply chain
Environmental Conservation Efforts and Practices
  • Uses water respectfully and aims to reduce its water consumption
  • Uses water systems designed to minimize water consumption and educates its staff on best practices for water conservation
  • Collects scrap materials and/or by-products from its own production for outside recycling and/or repurposing
  • Offices, stores, factories etc. are designed and built for environmental conservation and efficiency
  • Product take-back scheme: takes back preloved products and/or packaging for reuse, recycling or disposal
Ethical Sourcing of Raw Materials
  • Raw materials originating from nature are sourced from sustainably managed ecosystems
  • Uses natural and/or biodegradable fabrics in its collections and products
  • Uses organic materials in its production
  • Sources materials from accredited programs
Sustainable Marketing and Packaging Materials
  • Uses environmentally-friendly marketing and packaging materials made from recycled, recyclable, FSC and/or PEFC certified materials
Sustainable Product Design
  • Considers social and environmental factors during the design process and product development stages
  • Designs its products to last and withstand many wears over the years
  • Designs its products to be recycled or reused
  • Implements product lifecycle management and holistic design solutions

Ethical and Sustainable Production / Manufacturing

Manufacturing and Production Processes
  • Look Mate's factory is in Armenia, local to its country of origin / business operations, reducing its carbon footprint
  • More than 50% of Look Mate's sourcing is done with local, independent suppliers
  • Works with recognized ethical factories
  • Provides employment opportunities for marginalized communities through its production
  • Manufactures its collections and products in limited quantities, avoiding mass production
  • Practices eco-friendly screen printing and dyeing in the development of its fabrics
  • Has systems in place to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions
Waste Management and Recycling
  • Has taken steps to reduce its manufacturing waste and has targets in place to achieve this
  • Optimizes its design and production to minimize fabric and material waste
  • Supports the reclamation and recycling of textile materials

Fur-free

  • Does not, and has never, used any and all types of animal fur in its collections or any products
  • Has made a pledge to prohibit the use of any and all types of animal fur in its collections or any products

Personal and Social Commitments

Good Corporate Governance
  • Fair pay: All employees and subcontractors are paid the local minimum and/or living wage
  • Equal employment: ensures its hiring and employment practices do not, in any way, discriminate
  • Ensures safe working conditions for all employees
Product Safety Assurance
  • Products are PVC-free
  • Uses non-toxic dyes for its fabrics and other materials
Fair Trade Practices
  • Suppliers pay fairly: ensures that its suppliers pay employees ad subcontractors the local minimum and/or living wage
  • No child or forced labour: supplier/s have policies in place preventing any child and/or forced labour

Charitable, Philanthropic

  • Has established an official foundation benefitting society and/or the environment
  • Has formed an official alliance with a philanthropic cause supporting social and/or environmental issues
  • Has partnered with national and/or international government agencies towards joint environmental and/or social initiatives
  • Donates a portion of its profits to WWF and Parkinson's Foundation

Relevé Fashion in partnership with

share with you the UN Sustainable Development Goals supported by Look Mate

Relevé Fashion in partnership with

share with you the UN Sustainable Development Goals supported by Look Mate

The State of the Art
Take a peek into the world of Look Mate

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