The Citizenry Sustainability Report
Why We Chose to Partner with Them
At SustinableSpree, we are committed to partnering with organizations that share our values and prioritize sustainability. We are proud to announce our partnership with The Citizenry, a brand dedicated to small batch sourcing from local artisans and small manufacturers. This collaboration allows us to support their exceptional sustainability practices while positively impacting local communities.
Controlling Quality and Sustainability
The Citizenry’s commitment to small batch sourcing empowers them to maintain meticulous control over the quality and sustainability of their materials. By working directly with artisans and manufacturers, they ensure that every step of the production process adheres to their high standards. This dedication results in products that embody both excellence and sustainability.
Involvement with Local Communities
One of the outstanding aspects of The Citizenry’s business model is their strong involvement with local communities. Through their direct sourcing approach, they foster economic support and collaboration. By prioritizing local artisans and manufacturers, they contribute to the preservation of cultural heritage and traditional craftsmanship. We are proud to partner with a brand that goes beyond commerce and genuinely supports the livelihoods of those in the communities they work with.
The Citizenry’s commitment to sustainability is further exemplified by their third-party certifications. These certifications provide an additional layer of assurance for customers seeking sustainable products. Let’s explore some of the notable certifications held by The Citizenry:
GOTS Certified Organic Cotton: The Citizenry’s cotton bedding and bath towels are certified organic by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). This certification ensures that their products are made from sustainably sourced organic cotton. By choosing GOTS-certified products, we can contribute to reducing the environmental impact of conventional cotton farming.
Sustainable Forestry Methods: The Citizenry demonstrates their dedication to responsible sourcing by ensuring that 100% of their wood products are sourced with sustainable forestry methods. This commitment contributes to the preservation of forests and ecosystems, safeguarding these vital resources for future generations.
“No Animal Cruelty” Policy: The Citizenry holds a firm stance against animal cruelty. Their wool products follow a strict “no animal cruelty” policy, ensuring that the wool they use is sourced ethically and responsibly. This commitment allows customers to make compassionate choices without compromising on quality or style.
Confidence in Sustainable Practices
While The Citizenry is not currently B Corp certified, our evaluation leads us to conclude that their commitment to sustainable practices across all three pillars is substantial. Their dedication to quality, involvement with local communities, and the certifications they have achieved demonstrate a genuine commitment to sustainability.
A Holistic Approach to Sustainability
The Citizenry’s sustainability practices extend beyond materials and certifications. They audit their entire supply chain, ensuring transparency and ethical practices at every stage of production. By prioritizing responsible sourcing and fostering transparency, The Citizenry encourages accountability throughout their operations.
Partnering with The Citizenry allows us to align our brand with a company that shares our values and commitment to sustainability. Their dedication to small batch sourcing, quality control, involvement with local communities, and impressive certifications demonstrate their holistic approach to sustainability. While B Corp certification is a future goal for The Citizenry, we stand behind their existing practices and certifications. By choosing products from The Citizenry, you can shop with confidence, knowing that you are supporting a brand that prioritizes sustainability and makes a positive impact on both local communities and the environment. Together, we can contribute to a more sustainable future and empower artisans around the world.