Nomadissem is a thoughtfully designed womenswear brand that brings together style and substance without damaging the planet. They ensure that all pieces are created to last, with the founding principle of sustainable craft throughout their collections.
Nomadissem is a Swiss born and Italian made luxury lifestyle brand which from the outset wanted to have a positive impact. Founded by a female entrepreneur who saw the need for a conscious wardrobe with versatile pieces that are not trend driven. Nomadissem is redefining womenswear for the modern woman who is on the move – globe-crossing and curious, international and hyper-local, the Nomadissem woman takes her name from the Romansh word for ‘nomadism’.
To Nomadissem it’s a myth that fast fashion suits a fast-paced lifestyle. Questioning the current fashion lifecycle and its disposability, they build collections to last and to carry the wearer from business to leisure, across continents and timezones with ease, comfort, elegance and a quiet functionality.
Nomadissem is committed to transparency and minimising their footprint across their operations. In order to ensure they pose a minimal amount of risk to the environment they spend a lot of time researching which materials to use, how to source them and which suppliers to work with. Nomadissem is committed to working with Italian and Swiss artisans resulting in high quality garments that stand the test of time. Empowering women in each aspect of their offering, 80% of Nomadissem’s main partners are female-founded or led businesses. Nomadissem is currently reviewing different community investments to support vulnerable people and is also assessing different areas of their business to make it more circular.
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IMPACT AND COMMITMENt
Nomadissem traces more than 60% of their raw materials and does extensive research into sourcing their fabrics and trimmings. They are committed to having most of their suppliers located in a radius of 500 km from their Swiss headquarters. All Italian fabrics are of preferential Italian origin and are woven, dyed and finished in Italy, the same applies for the fabrics from Switzerland, France and the UK all to minimise their footprint. Nomadissem is committed to buying fabrics where the suppliers can provide proof of origin, with the majority of their fabrics being made to order. Moreover, they source all of their fabrics directly from the mills and do not buy from third parties, enabling materials to be traced in more detail. When using man-made materials Nomadissem ensures to reduce the use of synthetic fibres that are based on non-renewable resources to an absolute minimum and mainly uses bio-based polymer fabrics or recycled materials. They are also mindful of any certifications that suppliers may hold when choosing who to partner with.
Nomadissem is currently looking at supporting a charity that combats modern day slavery and supports human trafficking victims. Nomadissem is also working with the Ecole de Couture du Valais to promote Swiss craftsmanship and manufacturing, while underlining the importance of well-made, long-lasting garments with provenance and responsible business practices at its foundation.
ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT
Nomadissem is working towards reducing the use of hazardous chemicals and maintains a restricted substance use list. No VOCs or PVCs are used within their collections. Nomadissem visits their suppliers in Italy and Switzerland on a regular basis. Working mainly with small to medium sized companies, they are able to see and understand the inner workings of their suppliers easily. For their packaging they do not use any single use plastics and the packaging is made up of recycled or FSC certified materials. They also ship their online orders with DHL Go Green, allowing consumers to compensate for their CO2 emissions.
Nomadissem is focused on moving their business model to be as circular as possible within the next 3 years, including a return and repurposing project; to offer clients a return service that allows them to send back their unwanted garments or donate them to a supported charity. The garments are then either reprocessed into travel blankets and accessories or are donated to charities that help victims of human trafficking to reintegrate into society. These efforts aim to expand the life span of each garment and enhance circularity. Nomadissem would also like to offer a repair service for which they are currently working on finding the right partners to offer this service in the future. Finally, their consumer-packaging has been designed to be repurposed as storage boxes, using minimal and understated branding that is not very visible, making it easier for consumers to use the boxes as storage boxes.