Since our founding in 2013, we have been dedicated to ethically made, high-quality fashion that is created with sustainable practices. We understand and embrace the importance of sustainability and continue to improve and grow our initiatives from production all the way to your closet. As the fashion industry is notorious for unnecessary waste, we take pride in the fact that QUAINT challenges that narrative.
We work with multiple family-run factories, which allows us to ensure that living wages are paid to those we employ. Our exclusive coat factory is located in Shanghai, China and owned by our founder Nina's husband's family. Most of the employees are local and have worked in the factory for more than 10 years. With such long career stability, the employees seem to be just like family friends to the employer and our founder Nina.
Employees at our factory are provided with benefits that include health insurance, vacation time, 40-hour work weeks, 90 minutes lunch breaks, in fully air conditioned working facilities with snacks and drinks provided for free.
Many of our item launches are carried out through pre-order, which gives us the ability to order only the amount of inventory that we need—at QUAINT, we do not take fashion waste lightly. This also allows for us to create less waste, with only necessary products being made.
Our focus has always been the development of high-quality, timeless products that will have longevity in your wardrobe. We work to drive better industry practices, embracing slow fashion principles with pieces that stand the test of time. With our coats made of 100% natural fabrics like wool and cashmere, you don’t have to worry about replacing your winter essentials every year. High quality doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice the use of sustainable materials, though. Through seemingly simple practices, such as creating our buttons out of recycled plastic, QUAINT is elevating the sustainable standard of fashion. A level of accountability should be placed upon fashion brands, and we are more than willing to take that on. We promise to continue to show progress, and we are passionate about growing as an eco-friendly company while minimizing our environmental footprint.
At QUAINT, we seek to embody the idea that you do not have to compromise ethics and sustainability for high fashion. Here’s to being kinder to the earth and to others, together.