Wemoto is a creative collective, founded in 2003 by Stefan Golz and Patrick Lotz as a company of friends with the same interests and mind sets. Coming from skate, music and street culture, our mental influence was and always will be the understanding and interaction between people. We set out to be a lifestyle brand that mixes subcultures combined with fashionable designs to create products that serve the global youth culture.
Since the beginning, Wemoto never followed the path of usual practices of the fashion industry. We always had our own pace and rhythm and are launching our ideas twice a year plus some pop up projects we love to release from time to time.
We only produce what has been ordered by our customers and cover our own needs with the necessary quantity. This way we avoid unnecessary overproduction which does not find any takers at the end of a season. Our collections also have always built on one another and, even if they come from different seasons, can be combined very well.
When it comes to our products we’re connecting with people globally and are getting close to them by visiting their own space and lives. To build a long term relationship with our suppliers is one of the most important parts of our sustainable value chain. We’re working with a small group of partners, which are the size of small family businesses, for more than a decade now. We know each other very well and we continuously visit each other on a regular basis to discuss our cooperation as an ongoing transparent relationship. We want to take the chance to develop, progress and grow with our partners, to get them into a sustainable production state. Together with them our goal is to turn Wemoto into a fully sustainable brand within the next few years.
At Wemoto, sustainability is also high quality products that can stand the test of time, that is worth to be repaired and end up in a recycle loop system. We want to create garments with a socially and environmentally friendly footprint.
While we are creating “conventional products”, we also aim to use sustainable materials. We care about where and how we produce. We try to use materials that are recycled and the final product can be recycled as well.
At this time 75% of our garments are made from OCS certified organic cotton yarns or from recycled fabrics like polyester or nylon. In collaboration with our suppliers we take the responsibility to provide a safe, fair and ethical working environment for all the people who are involved in the manufacturing of our clothes.
Our production is based on a handful of main suppliers in 3 different countries.The map shows where we produce and what type of products/garments in each country. Furthermore you can see what type of freight solution we used from each country.
It is important for us to get independent control from certification bodies to ensure that our materials, products and production processes are as sustainable as they are claimed to be. For this reason, we employ a variety of certifications. We have highlighted our current certificates that we use at the moment below.