Here at The Open Door, we find art that speaks to the soul. The ultimate goal is to fully realize the potential of wearable art works previously overlooked in their time and we do just that.
"It is estimated that 10.5 million tonnes of clothes and textiles in North America are lost to disposal every year. Fifteen per cent of all unwanted garments are collected while the vast majority, 85 per cent, ends up in landfills" ^1
" The fashion industry is the second-largest industrial polluter, accounting for 10% of global pollution, ranking higher than emissions from air travel! When factoring in the entire lifecycle of a garment, from manufacturing to transportation to, ultimately, ending up in landfill, in total, 1.2 billion tonnes of carbon emissions are released by the fashion industry every year. ^2
Now... what do we do?
We recognize value where value exists.
For every garment... Teams of designers come together. Board meetings of managers, treasures, and financiers take place. Fabric is cut, sewn, and woven. Humans use their hands to create art. It's our generation's responsibility to correct the error of the past and we believe one way to do that is to redirect old beliefs. That being said, It is imperative for us to change our perception and acknowledge the value of what we already have available. This is a primary pillar of what we represent here at The Open Door. We want to help you express yourself with the fashion youlove. Simultaneously, we do our part to ensure sustainability in our practice. Thank you for choosing The Open Door. :)