In contrast to a ‘'take-make-waste” linear model that sees waste and consumption as an inevitability, Ancient Celebrity embraces circular design principles. These include: Keeping products and materials in use, regenerating natural systems, and designing out waste and pollution. We invite you to enjoy our pieces and join our conversations in the spirit of celebration, connection, and continuity.
We will always recommend reducing consumption, repairing before repurchasing, and using what you have first. Our high-quality clothing is designed to have a foundational presence in your wardrobe across seasons and through many years. We hope you wear, love, repair, and pass our pieces on as cherished heirlooms.
Natural fabrics are inherently less energy-intensive to produce than synthetics, and all our clothing is crafted using high-quality natural fibers. Organic fibers are produced using restorative farming practices, such as the use of natural fertilizers and crop rotation, that restore and regenerate the soil and lead to less water use and better quality materials.Our mills and dye houses only use azo-free dyes that don’t release multiple known carcinogenic and gene-altering compounds and use a meticulous system of water reclamation and filtration. We continue to seek out and improve practices that protect people’s health and the planet’s watershed throughout our participation.
Upcycled and Recycled Fabrics — From our inception, we have been committed to upcycled and recycled fabrics, and we are committed to increasing our use over time. This practice was reflected in our line using up-cycled saris, which consumed zero new resources for fabric production and extended the purpose of this startlingly beautiful fabric. We are also partnering with a hand-weaving mill that specializes in sourcing recycled natural fibers sourced from both post-consumer (old clothes) and post-industrial (manufacturing) waste and blending them with new natural fibers to provide the durability that our high-quality garments require.Zero Waste — We continue this process in our zero-waste efforts, using scrap from our production to make smaller items, and fabricating our hang tags from cotton textile waste.Shipping to Us — We made a decision from the beginning to minimize the use of plastic. Each item comes to us in a reusable cotton bag. One area that presents a challenge to a business that operates internationally is that goods must be transported long distances, and this is an inherently fuel-intensive process. Our first goal is to ship products by sea instead of air in order to minimize these carbon emissions.Shipping to You — From day one, all our products are delivered in RePack’s easy-to-use, returnable, and reusable packages to support the circular economy. Their packaging is made from recycled materials and designed for 40 reuse cycles, eliminating the need for new single-use mailers, reducing trash and co2 emissions.We look forward to sharing our journey with you.