While 97% of the clothing purchased in the US is manufactured overseas and any factory that fails 2 or more labor laws is considered a sweatshop - you don't have to worry about any of that here! All of SmartGlamour's items are handmade from start to finish in Queens, NY. All of the fabric is purchased from small businesses within the city as well. To keep costs down + items as machine friendly as possible, we use fabrics that are mostly cotton based with spandex for comfort. To learn more about ethical fashion vs. fast fashion and watch one of our items get made - view the videos below!
At SmartGlamour - we also believe in ethical pricing. Clothing corporations produce in sweatshops to get the cost down as low as possible - it's been stated that to double the salary of a sweatshop worker - our prices would only increase by 1.8% - and although consumers report they'd pay 15% more to know their items were made fairly, corporations won't listen. SmartGlamour labor cost is fair, and we are supporting the local businesses around us. We have no retail store middle man - so our items are not marked up twice, saving you money. We also only mark up about a third of what small indie/boutique designers do. See our chart below!