J DAUPHIN is a sustainably fashion brand with the mission to raise awareness and promote change within the fashion industry. The founder Johanna Dauphin is determined to marry eco-conscious ethos with high style and quality, re-purposing a vintage program of upcycled vintage military jackets and garments using dead stock and natural fibers.
Her long term vision creating high quality products, zero plastic principles where recycle and repair will educate the consumer the way back to a more sustainable old school way of living will reduce our footprint on the planet.
With the urgence of climate change and ecological break down J DAUPHIN is launching specific initiatives to raise funds and support threatened areas such as the amazon rainforest. First project to be launched in September 2019 is called Earth has the aim to protect and secure land in the Amazon Rainforest.
J Dauphin was born in 2006 with the mission to offer high quality design, impeccable manufacturing using the finest materials. Our long-term vision to create products with longevity with respect for the nature has been with us since the beginning.
Raised awareness and climate change is forcing us to go beyond slow fashion principles and to take further steps to fight for sustainable ways and actively searching to improve, educate and directly help the environment. One step at a time, one person at a time we are looking to change the world.
This manifest is here to explain the way we work and what we believe in. We are continuously learning new ways which makes us improve, simplify and clarify the way we operate. We also aim to push for a change – to inspire, educate and make a difference in our fight against climate change. The environment needs to be protected and climate justice needs to be supported through multiple actions. Therefor we are developing specific initiatives to raise money for various causes. Our first cause is called Earth and will raise funds to the Amazon rainforest and will be launched in September.
Our children deserves a future, and we are the last generation that can change the world.
“Be the change you want to see in the world” Mahatma Gandhi
“Creation has the aim to change, influence options, challenge perceptions and ultimately change the future”Johanna Dauphin
J DAUPHIN is based on the vision to support climate justice, a sustainable and ethical society. Every product created is designed, crafted to last for a lifetime and possibly passed on for generations. Our Long-term approach guides us in every step carrying out our business in the most respectful, ethical, environmental friendly manner possible.
With our sustainable and slow fashion approach, we hope to educate our consumers being transparent about the craftsmanship it requires to produce well-made garments and jewelry.
MADE TO ORDER
Almost all of our products are made to order to avoid waste, but also to create that magic feeling of uniqueness reflecting the individuality in every single being.
We repair, recycle and reuse vintage piece and personalize them so every piece will always be unique.
We work with artisans and small factories using old school artisanal methods. Everything we do is made locally in LA. This way we can follow our product from design, recycling, repair, crafting until its ready. We know every person that worked on our items. Our prices reflect what it cost to make products in LA, when supply and demand is in balance, you get fair pricing.
HEART FELT COMMITMENT
To be and do well is our reason of existing. We want to promote and educate a sustainable approach that inspire humanity to act in a responsible manner giving them options that does not harm the world. Our practices shall never by any means hurt animals, humans or the nature but instead contribute to good and positive results for everyone affected.
SUSTAINABLE - CIRCULAR – REUSE, RECYCLE, REPAIR
We promote and wish to contribute to a society with a circular economy, opposed to linear, meaning that nothing goes to waste and everything is utilized, reutilized, repurposed and recycled in the most effective, ethical and sustainable manner possible. Our vintage clothing program is born out of the idea to take care of surplus army, overstocked materials and vintage items to reduce waste and not produce more greenhouse gas emissions. We repair the items we recycle and up cycle them with vintage fabrics. It’s labor intensive, requires craftsmanship skills and extreme attention to details but it creates something truly unique which we are very proud to share with you.
The precious metals we use in our jewelry are fair mined. Mostly all metals both precious and non precious are to a big part reclaimed. In our effort to be as sustainable as possible we are not any longer working with gold plating and we never use nickel.
ZERO TOXINS - REFUSE
We refuse to work with any materials containing plastic. We aim to always prioritize materials that are pure, natural, plant based and naturally biodegrade. We avoid working with materials or practices that lead to social and environmental harm such as petroleum-based synthetics including polyester, acrylic, nylon, and other plastics. We do not use any toxic washes or dyes for our products and select the most environmentally friendly processes available.
PACKAGING AND SHIPPING
We are working towards keeping shipping and packaging material to the minimum. We are happy to say we don’t use any plastic packaging for our garments or jewelry. We also use minimum amounts of packaging, wrappings and other materials to reduce our environmental footprints.
We are always striving to become as sustainable as we can; we are honest and true, trying to do our best.
We are in no means perfect but are striving to do good and no harm.
We are always open to learn, to find new ways in order to improve and become better. One step at a time, one person at a time.
CLIMATE JUSTICE - REBEL – ACTIVISM
The commitments that are required and stated in the Paris agreement need to be followed and supported by all countries in the world to prevent irreversible damage from climate change. We only have 11 years left to avert catastrophe. Today we are still missing a clear vision of how the commitment can be reached and how individuals need to change the way they consume. There is no plan for small business owners or even big corporations. The only thing that is certain is that already this year, 2019, we must change and work towards the climate action goals
Every Individual, every business, every corporation are urged to address this global emergency with full capacity immediately.
We are actively searching ways how to educate, inspire and support a sustainable consumption and living.
We encourage and support every person and business who actively understands the importance of and fight against climate change.
We are resistant and go against every activity and behavior that threatens the nature, creates loss of biodiversity or risk social or ecological climate breakdown.
We are currently developing specific projects that support threatened areas and ecological breakdown. Our first project is called Earth and will be launched in September 2019. It has the specific aim to raise awareness and funds for the Amazon and will be done in collaboration with the charity organization Rainforest Trust.
We welcome you to be part of movement.