Do you get tired of throwing away your favorite jeans or sweater because of a pesky rip or broken button? If so, you’ll be pleased to know that Los Angeles-based brand Suay Sew Shop is taking bold steps towards fighting textile waste with the launch of its new repair program, Suay 2.0.
This isn’t your average service, though. Suay is all about scaling up to make a major impact on the environment — with two years of experience repairing textiles from nearly every brand, the team has paid close attention to what works and what doesn’t.
No garment is too big or too small for Suay’s program, and they’re determined to make sure that everyone has access to their mending services.
Whether you’re sporting a pair of $20 USD jeans or $200 USD ones, Suay knows that every garment deserves a little TLC to extend its life. And who wouldn’t want to keep their favorite pieces out of landfills for as long as possible?
The new program is built on a bedrock of four principles: repairing on scale, prioritizing accessibility, uniting the personality of the customer with the personality of the repair, and empowering skilled manual labor through technology.
By mending everything from a zipper to a ripped seam, the company is giving customers peace of mind knowing that they’re doing their part in promoting sustainability. Their positive environmental impact is only going to get bigger and better as time goes on, making a significant contribution to the planet.
In fact, in 2019 alone, Suay kept over 250,000 lbs of garments out of landfills, demonstrating their commitment to recycling, reusing, repairing, and respect for garments. More than just a brand, Suay is clearly a movement. By prioritizing upcycling and promoting a culture of community and reuse, Suay strives to lead the charge in a social, economic, and environmental revolution.
The brand shared on Instagram: “If your repair is in progress, it will be completed as scheduled. If you’re an individual, repair with Suay 2.0. If you’re a brand and you want to put your money where your mouth is, let’s go.”
The program is set to debut on July 1, so stay tuned for further updates. In the meantime, you can familiarize yourself with Suay and what they do via the LA company’s website.