Stitch Fix factory employee.

Upholding responsible standards

We’re responsible for creating the change we want to see in the world. It starts with establishing an ethical supply chain and taking measurable action toward a healthier planet.

Driving change

From our suppliers to the materials we work with, we are committed to using the power of our data, resources and partnerships to catalyze change.

How we create

We’re committed to providing everyone we serve with products made more sustainably and responsibly.

Sustainable materials

We plan to source 100% of the main materials in our private label products more sustainably than conventional alternatives by 2025. In 2021 we reached 47% of our total goal.

We offer a range of products made with materials that use fewer chemicals, less water and that reduce waste. At least 30% of the materials in each product must be more sustainable than the conventional alternative to be categorized as “sustainable.”

Graphs showing Stitch Fix sustainability.

Better Cotton

Cotton

Stitch Fix is a member of the Better Cotton Initiative to help make global cotton production better for workers and the environment.

Graphs showing Stitch Fix sustainability.

Recycled polyester

Polyester

We use recycled polyester, which repurposes waste from a variety of sources like plastic bottles and fiber discards.

Graphs showing Stitch Fix sustainability.

Green Shirt viscose

Viscose

We are members of the CanopyStyle initiative and pledge that our viscose supply chains will be verified free of endangered forests by 2022. 

Responsibly produced

It matters to us that the products we carry are produced with demonstrated efforts to protect workers and the environment.

Masked employee sewing.
Employees at a computer.
Factory employee working.
Folded mens green button down and grey crew neck shirt with white casual shoes and grey jeans.

Stitch Fix vendors

Our vendor relationships are based on shared ethics. Through our Vendor Code of Conduct, our vendors are committed to minimizing their environmental impact & providing working conditions that uphold local labor laws and international standards on worker and human rights.

Private label factories

We take our factory and vendor partnerships very seriously and regularly evaluate workplace conditions, wages, working hours, health & safety, non-discrimination and more through a comprehensive audit process.

Conflict-free minerals

We keep an ethical mineral supply chain by working with vendors to ensure minerals mined in known conflict areas are not used in our products.

Our Sustainable Apparel Coalition membership

In 2021 we became members of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), joining “over 250 leading companies, associations, nonprofits and academic institutions working to reduce environmental impact and promote social justice throughout the global value chain.”

Responsibly produced

It matters to us that the products we carry are produced with demonstrated efforts to protect workers and the environment.

Masked employee sewing.
Employees at a computer.

Stitch Fix vendors

Our vendor relationships are based on shared ethics. Through our Vendor Code of Conduct, our vendors are committed to minimizing their environmental impact & providing working conditions that uphold local labor laws and international standards on worker and human rights.

Private label factories

We take our factory and vendor partnerships very seriously and regularly evaluate workplace conditions, wages, working hours, health & safety, non-discrimination and more through a comprehensive audit process.

Conflict-free minerals

We keep an ethical mineral supply chain by working with vendors to ensure minerals mined in known conflict areas are not used in our products.

Our Sustainable Apparel Coalition membership

In 2021 we became members of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), joining “over 250 leading companies, associations, nonprofits and academic institutions working to reduce environmental impact and promote social justice throughout the global value chain.”

Factory employee working.
Folded mens green button down and grey crew neck shirt with white casual shoes and grey jeans.
Mohnton Made models wearing a green hoodie and beige crew neck shirt.
Mohnton Made tag in beige crew neck shirt.
Rolls of fabric leaning on a green and white wall with a beige long sleeve shirt on a hanger.
Women’s model wearing blue joggers, stripped shirt and blue sweater tied around the shoulders.

Mohnton Mills

In October 2017, we welcomed Mohnton Mills into the Stitch Fix family. The knitting mill and factory have been producing garments in the Mohnton, PA area since 1906, and now knits fabric and cuts and sews a portion of our private label products.

Mohnton Made

In line with our goal to use more sustainable materials in 100% of our private label product, we are proud to make a wide range of our men’s tees at Mohnton with Recover® yarn, which is a 100% upcycled cotton/polyester blend we source from Spain. 

In fall 2021, we will introduce a new, exclusive brand called Mohnton Made that offers an assortment of size-inclusive modern basics for Mens and Womens, all manufactured at our Mohnton Mills facility.

Utilizing recycled materials, natural dyes and more sustainable fabrics, the line is made with 100% more sustainable materials, and is committed to low production quantities for a smaller environmental footprint.

In March–June 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic created extraordinary need, Mohnton switched production to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers in its local community and our distribution center associates.

Mohnton Made models wearing a green hoodie and beige crew neck shirt.
Mohnton Made tag in beige crew neck shirt.

Mohnton Mills

In October 2017, we welcomed Mohnton Mills into the Stitch Fix family. The knitting mill and factory have been producing garments in the Mohnton, PA area since 1906, and now knits fabric and cuts and sews and knits a portion of our private label products.

Mohnton Made

In line with our goal to use more sustainable materials in 100% of our private label product, we are proud to make a wide range of our men’s tees at Mohnton with Recover® yarn, which is a 100% upcycled cotton/polyester blend we source from Spain. 

In fall 2021, we will introduce a new, exclusive brand called Mohnton Made that offers an assortment of size-inclusive modern basics for Mens and Womens, all manufactured at our Mohnton Mills facility.

Utilizing recycled materials, natural dyes and more sustainable fabrics, the line is made with 100% more sustainable materials, and is committed to low production quantities for a smaller environmental footprint.

In March–June 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic created extraordinary need, Mohnton switched production to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers in its local community and our distribution center associates.

Rolls of fabric leaning on a green and white wall with a beige long sleeve shirt on a hanger.
Women’s model wearing blue joggers, stripped shirt and blue sweater tied around the shoulders.

Learn about Mohnton Made & our exclusive other brands


How we deliver

We use data and bold ideas to deliver our products and operate our business more sustainably.

Stitch Fix men’s and women’s clothing assortment folded.

Inventory management

Stitch Fix was created to understand and serve people as individuals. Our data-driven inventory model helps us deliver on this promise, as well as reduce waste.

  • Our data and style algorithms help us understand what clients want and predict inventory with confidence, allowing us to deliver on our promise to reduce waste by selling through our inventory at higher rates than the industry average.
  • However, when we do have excess inventory, we have partnerships in place to direct products to alternate channels rather than directly to a waste stream.
  • We exist to help people find what they love: clothes they will keep and wear for a long time. Our focus is on client happiness, not pushing products.

Future-proofing our packaging

A sustainable future demands forward-looking changes in the way we package our products.

Here are steps we’ve taken toward sustainable packaging:

Boxes are made from 100% post-recycled FSC-certified material, and are recyclable.

Standard Stitch Fix Freestyle™ mailers are made from 100% SFI-certified recycled fiber, and are recyclable.

We reduced box size and weight, in some cases by as much as 24%.

We use 100% FSC-certified recycled and recyclable
in-box kraft paper.

We joined Canopy’s Pack4Good initiative to ensure that our paper and packaging supply chains are free of Ancient and Endangered forests.

Stitch Fix boxes