Frequently Asked Questions:
When will Terra Siare launch?
- We're launching the website Dec.1st and we'll have the inventory ready to ship Feb.1st.
What sizes do we include?
- Our garments run from XS-XXL. However, we plan on expanding our size range in the future and are considering offering custom size garments that are made to order.
How do we plan to compete with large fashion brands?
- Our business model relies on cutting out the middleman. We do as much as we can with as few people as it takes. This allows us to sell to our customers more directly and quickly by reducing the number of steps when compared to a corporation. Because we are smaller, we are nimbler and more adaptable to change. While producing at lower quantities allows for less overall waste of materials. With Terra Siare, there is always an emphasis on quality, uniqueness, and a guilt free consumerism through picking the ethical choice. That is difficult for large companies to replicate. It would be very challenging for those businesses to directly copy some of our pieces because of our unconventional draping/patterning techniques used and our artistic, personal touches. Will there be enough demand in the USA for our specific eco-friendly clothing?
- With limited research, it has been shown that there is a demand for eco-conscious, stylish apparel that is not being served in the U.S. Seeing as there are not many competitors in the U.S. works to our advantage as we'll be one of the only suppliers. We provide American conscious consumers with a much lower carbon footprint than they would be contributing to otherwise by purchasing oversees. Also, with only limited exposure there has been a strong interest in our clothing, people have already inquired about when and where it will be available for purchase!
Aren't sustainable fabrics/materials limited and expensive?
- Luckily the price of sustainable fabrics is decreasing and the quantity available is increasing. This enables us to sell our garments at a more competitive price for our customers. We try as much as possible to also order our materials from U.S. local suppliers as not to add to the cost or carbon emissions. Los Angeles is also a city where many knitting mills are based so this makes it more affordable and accessible to have our specific fabrics, using eco-friendly fibers, manufactured. There are also many fabric suppliers based in L.A. that carry deadstock fabrics which is a more cost-effective way to accomplish sustainability.