Ethically sourced and effortlessly chic, Nisolo is a major player in the sustainable fashion game. Popular amongst big fashion bloggers and sustainability influencers alike, the brand boasts an evergreen aesthetic for its accessories. Host Amy Koonin Taylor sits down with Nisolo’s Impact and Sustainability Lead, Matt Stockamp, to break down the Nisolo business model from 100 percent fair living wages to measuring social and environmental impact.
On Nisolo’s collaborative name and nature:
MATT STOCKAMP: “Nisolo in English means not alone. And it’s a recognition of the importance of relationships, and it’s also a recognition that to achieve our vision of pushing the fashion industry in a more sustainable direction, we’re not going to be able to do that on our own. It’s going to require collaboration, it’s going to require other brands coming alongside and championing this movement for us.”
On Nisolo’s bigger vision for the fashion industry:
MATT STOCKAMP: “Our vision is to push the fashion industry in a more sustainable direction. We want to see a fashion industry that values people and the planet, just as much as the end customer. We really believe that it’s about caring for people and the planet. It doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive. We’re seeing more and more brands launch with a focus on either one or the other. And one of the reasons that we have been inspired to do things like B corp certification and climate-neutral certification is because we really believe that as brands we’re accountable for all of our impacts and getting creative about just finding solutions to some of the problems that we see every day in the fashion industry.”
On climate neutrality certification and what it means to Nisolo:
MATT STOCKAMP: “We’ve been climate-neutral certified since 2020. That’s a point of pride for us. And one of the major reasons that we wanted to get climate-neutral certified, is because it really supported us in learning more about our carbon emissions and figuring out a really innovative way to begin measuring those emissions. So much of the emissions from the fashion industry, the things that are required to make the T-shirt or the shoes that you’re wearing are ‘scope three’ emissions. Basically, scope three is indirect. And so, they can be difficult to measure, if you don’t have an organization like climate-neutral supporting you. I think they have approximately 250 brands that are certified now. Basically, when you see that climate-neutral certification stamp you can trust that, that organization is measuring their emission for scope one, two, and three. They have a reduction plan in place.”
On the best piece of advice he’s ever been given:
MATT STOCKAMP: “Love the person in front of you. I think just going about your day looking for opportunities, whether it’s family or a close friend. Someone you know really well. Or if it’s a complete stranger, if you’re living in love you’ll get to where you need to be.”
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Amy Koonin Taylor is Marketing Content and Media Manager at Rubicon. To stay ahead of Rubicon’s announcements of new partnerships and collaborations around the world, be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, or contact us today.