Arak is a transparent, ethical and sustainable brand. We aim to reduce our carbon footprint through our eco-conscious practices. Our transparent processes are reflected all throughout the stages of the garments life cycle. We are committed to honouring our workforce; from factory workers to local artisans, customers, as well as the planet.
The value of our pieces is determined by materials and labour policies which are not compromised in the process of production. We do not claim to have all the answers, but our aim is to be as transparent as we can about our current supply chain and ways it will be moving forward.
We produce the majority of our products using 100% linen. Linen is known to be more durable and resilient than other materials, giving our customers longer lasting garments that only get softer after each wash.
Linen is a natural fibre sourced from flax plants. It is cultivated from poor soils, primarily relying on rain water; hence, contributes to a lower water footprint. They are also not exposed to harsh chemicals or pesticides.
Linen is also hypoallergenic and thermoregulating. As such, it is breathable, lightweight, and highly absorbent making it the perfect fabric for your wardrobe across all four seasons.
Our linen is organic, recyclable and naturally biodegradable.
The industry produces 92 million tons of textile waste annually, which is the equivalent to one garbage truck of textiles being landfilled or burned globally every second. Only 15% of apparel is recycled.
This is why Arak sources fabrics and materials that are either classified as sustainable or ‘dead stock’ throughout the production process. By doing so, we aim to contribute to the reduction of waste materials and give otherwise wasted materials new life.
At Arak, dead stock materials are used to produce our sample pieces. Our drawstrings and buttons, which compliment each garment are sourced from an end-run fabric supply warehouse based in Jordan.
From sourcing threads to embroidering the garment, to the final production of the piece, we are proud that Arak is entirely and locally produced in Jordan. Local production process allows for shorter distances, as we aim to reduce the use of air transport in our production line, shipping, storage and transportation waste. By doing so, Arak aids in the reduction of emissions and energy usage.
MADE IN JO
As a social enterprise first, and resort wear label second, Arak pays close attention to the importance of the human touch throughout the production of its garments. Every set of hands that are involved in the production of our pieces are valued, as much as the set of hands that take our pieces home.
We work with local communities across Jordan to produce garments that proudly fuse local culture with modern silhouettes. Through our ongoing support of fair wages and individuals displaced by difficult circumstances, the human touch is never overlooked.
Arak values the investment in human capital. This includes Arak’s cross stitch designers and tailors who operate under flexible working hours and are also given the opportunity to work from the comfort of their own home to tend to personal needs.
Arak works with organisations who provide on-the-job training and opportunities for growth to local artisanal women as well as refugees. This is essential as we are committed to work with organisations who not only treat workers well, but also share the same brand values, primarily focused on sustainability, transparency and empowerment of local communities.
Arak’s approach to sustainability is also reflected through its packaging which is made using recycled material(s). Each customer receives their package with a clear conscience, knowing that they have taken a step back with their carbon footprint.
Arak boxes are produced by one of the few eco-friendly factories in Jordan. The manufacturing company produces over 1000 tons of waste material per year. Through the factory's waste extraction system, waste is recycled and used to produce new sustainable packaging.
The hang tags used for our garments are produced using 100% recycled paper.
QR CODE -
We have successfully been able to integrate technology, particularly, our QR codes into each garment label. By reducing our use of waste paper, customers will be trace who made the garment, how it was made and how to care for it after purchase.