Sustainability in Giyi
For us, sustainability isn't just a concept; it's our way of life. Explore how we integrate sustainability into every aspect of our brand. We firmly believe that every individual, institution, and brand holds a common responsibility to foster a better future. Sustainability isn't a passing trend or a goal to achieve; it's an ongoing commitment, a perspective, and a vital part of our being.
At Giyi, we are committed to continuous improvement in our supply chain processes, emphasizing transparency and traceability. The certificates earned by our suppliers stand as vital proof of their sustainability practices, ensuring the traceability and reliability that underpin our business ethos.
Our adoption of a slow manufacturing model isn't just a necessity; it's a deliberate choice aimed at the efficient utilization of resources. We believe in harnessing our resources thoughtfully, aligning our practices with sustainability and ethical values.
ETHICAL, SLOW, TRANSPARENT PRODUCTION
Behind each Giyi garment is a collaborative effort founded on trust, respect, and fair wages. From design to production, we collaborate with artisans who share our vision of ethical and transparent manufacturing. We strive to showcase our entire process, ensuring our Giyihood community understands and values our commitment.
CIRCULARITY IN ACTION
Reducing textile waste is at the core of our circular approach. Through innovative upcycling and recycling methods, we transform fabric waste into new creations like belts, brooches, and kimonos. Our zero-waste mindset extends to our packaging, encouraging multifunctional uses.
Fashion's impact on our planet is significant, and we take this responsibility seriously. Our commitment to sustainable fabrics is evident in our choices—organic cotton, Vegan Silk Cupro, Tencel™, Linen, Hemp, and Deadstock Fabrics—each sourced with eco-friendly practices and traceable origins.
We pay meticulous attention to every detail, from fabric selection to buttons and packaging, ensuring our materials align with our sustainability values.
We source our %100 organic cotton, cotton-hemp blend and linen-cotton-Tencel™ blends from Orta. Organic denim fabrics are either GOTS (Global organic Textile Standard) or OCS (Organic Content Standard) certified.
CUPRO (VEGAN SILK)
Born From Cotton, Better Than Cotton, we source our cupro fabric from İpeker.
Cupro is regenerated cellulose fabric made from cotton waste. This fabric is made in a zero waste closed loop process. Cupro is breathable, quick drying and durable.
Cupro is made from cotton linter, the short downy fiber enfolding cotton seeds, and is normally disposed without being used as a fiber source. Asahi Kasei removes all impurities from the pre-consumer waste and transform it into a pure regenerated cellulose fiber. Production process uses zero-waste policy, and the closed loop manufacturing in which solvents are fully recovered.
We source Tencel™ from Motif. Lenzig’s Tencel™is produced through a closed-loop process, contributing to the circular economy in the textile industry. Derived from the sustainably sourced renewable raw material wood. The use of resources and energy is reduced to a minimum, at the same time we achieve distinguished level of environmental protection and resource preservation. As a plant-derived fiber, Tencel is also biodegradable.
Linen is one of the oldest fibres known. Made from Earth friendly flax plant. Naturally needs no pesticides. Every part of the flax plant has traditionally been used to create a worthwhile product – nothing is wasted. Clean to grow.
ORTA’s ethically sourced Gen H made from hemp, a net-positive plant that supports greater biodiversity of soil, which is important for mitigating climate change. It is also naturally anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, super soft and breathable. Gen H with Hemp is like denim eco-nirvana, as it doesn't shred as much as other fabrics in the wash cycle– which means it doesn't release microplastics into the water ways. Even if it does shed a bit, it’s completely biodegradable.
In our Deadstock Collection, we use rescued fabrics that would otherwise be thrown aside. Each piece in deadstock collection is in limited quantity. Fabrics are sourced from our trusted manufacturer partners, who are left with surplus fabrics from their production.We give these unique fabrics another life cycle and create beautiful Giyi pieces.
Giyi advocates for women empowerment, both locally and globally. Through partnerships with women's cooperatives, we not only empower women economically but also preserve traditional artisanal skills. These collaborations stand as a testament to our dedication to fostering gender equality.
HANDMADE COLLABORATION - ILKADIM WOMENS COLLECTIVE & TOKAT WOMEN ARTISAN TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Our products tell stories woven by skilled artisans—Yıldız hanım, Nuray hanım, Oya hanım, Gülten hanım, Rahime hanım, and more. From Giyi bags to embroidered dots, upcycled belts, and woven collars, each piece represents collaboration, skill, and dedication.
ATELIER BEZ & ZEYTINDALI WOMEN’S COLLECTIVE IN ANKARA
Production in Ankara is held by Atelier Bez. Atelier Bez is a production, research, and community events center bringing together theory and practice to focus on social and ecological justice in the field of textiles. Operating under Zeytindali Women's Cooperative, Atelier Bez works on developing an alternative production model. The focus is on both the used materials and working conditions.
Our cultural sustainability journey, weaving a narrative of empowerment and tradition. We use hand-woven fabrics and include handmade embroidery in our collections, preserving age-old craftsmanship.Through this initiative, we aim to cultivate a social consciousness that values heritage and community.
VERSATILITY IN DESIGN
In a world of fast fashion trends, Giyi embraces a different approach. We focus on creating durable, high-quality pieces designed to transcend seasons and trends. Our collections are curated for a mindful capsule wardrobe, encouraging versatility and longevity in your closet.
Each Giyi piece is beyond trends and seasons. We carefully pick our fabrics, styles and details so that each and every Giyi piece can be worn throughout all seasons and on different occasions. Reversible Back to Front Dress, Back to Front Top, Waste Not Vest and It’s a Wrap Top, all can be worn with two different fronts and are the best versatility examples. Each dress is actually more than a dress. Each shirt, pants or jacket is much more than one piece.