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One of our primary goals at Tenere is to promote and distribute materials from reputable and trustworthy sources to help educate our audiences on sustainability.

Tenere is a participant in a collaborative effort towards achieving a sustainable future, and therefore we do not just focus on the elements that directly impact the operations of our business, but on elements that more broadly contribute towards a common goal.

As part of our collaborative effort, we’ve listed out the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals along with Tenere’s progress relating to each goal. You’ll notice our efforts for certain goals are more elaborate than others, since they directly correlate to the operations of our business, and you’ll notice that some of our efforts are repeated for multiple goals, since they are all linked. We know that we need to improve our efforts across all the goals and we promise to get better as each day passes.

Activism - One of Tenere’s three brand pillars is Activism. This means standing up for the unheard and underserved. Our voices can be the catalyst for change and resource redistribution for those who need it most.

Programs and Donations - Tenere is in the process of setting up programs, where previously worn Tenere garments will be offered in two ways: (1) TeneRewear - this program will offer refurbished garments at a more inclusive price point and (2) TeneReturn: this program will offer refurbished garments to for free, allowing individuals with financial challenges to concentrate their resources on other necessities such as food and education.

Organizational Support and Charitable Efforts - For every sale Tenere makes, at least 1% of those proceeds will be given back to charities and organizations to help in our overall sustainable mission. These charities can be found on our product checkout pages and on our partnerships page.

Tenere Supply Chain - We are working on a program where we can increase wages through Tenere-specific bonuses for garment workers within our supply chain. Tenere is aiming to reach a point as soon as possible where it can ensure that all people that have any involvement with the creation of our products, be paid a “Living Wage”, which the Global Living Wage Coalition  defines as, “The remuneration received for a standard workweek by a worker in a particular place is sufficient to afford a decent standard of living for the worker and her or his family. Elements of a decent standard of living include food, water, housing, education, health care, transportation, clothing, and other essential needs including provision for unexpected events.” [Source]

Food Sovereignty - Tenere believes that food sovereignty, when members (i.e. consumers) in certain communities have control over the mechanisms and policies of food production and distribution, promotes more sustainable food production efforts such as regenerative agriculture and permaculture. Tenere intends to use its platform to promote these concepts especially in indigineous communities.

Regenerative Agriculture - Tenere is committed to sourcing its natural, biobased, and cellulosic yarns and components through suppliers that utilize or source from farmland and processes that practice regenerative agriculture methods. This means less damage to our soil, enhanced soil carbon sequestration, and overall healthier land to farm. As these regenerative methods and practices are scaled, especially within the food industry, they will help keep food (and other raw material) supply healthier and costs lower, making food more accessible to all.   

Activism - One of Tenere’s brand pillars is Activism. This means standing up for the unheard and underserved. Our voices can be the catalyst for change and resource redistribution for those who need it most.

Organizational Support and Charitable Efforts - For every sale Tenere makes, at least 1% of those proceeds will be given back to charities and organizations to help in our overall sustainable mission. These charities can be found on our product checkout pages and on our partnerships page.

Wellness - One of Tenere’s three brand pillars is Wellness -- we want everyone and everything to be at their best. Therefore, we promote multidimensional wellness,inclusive of body and mind.

Physical Activity & Exercise - Tenere designs its garments with various advanced physical activities in mind to help you optimize your performance and live the healthy lifestyle you want.

Educational Content - Tenere aims to use its platform to create and distribute content around specific categories of wellness, such as physical activity, diet and nutrition, mindfulness and mediation, and general mental health maintenance.

Activism - One of Tenere’s three brand pillars is Activism. This means standing up for the unheard and underserved. Our voices can be the catalyst for change and resource redistribution for those who need it most. Tenere intends to use its platform to support and promote quality education for all.

Programs - Tenere is in the process of setting up a program called TeneReform, which is a consumer focused education and informational platform intending to educate our community, in an effort to establish mindful, responsible, and sustainable behavior within all touchpoints of our daily lives.

Organizational Support and Charitable Efforts - For every sale Tenere makes, at least 1% of those proceeds will be given back to charities and organizations to help in our overall sustainable mission. These charities can be found on our product checkout pages and on our partnerships page.

Activism - One of Tenere’s three brand pillars is Activism. We believe that everyone is an activist -- every act, no matter how small, is a meaningful contribution toward a greater good. To us, activism means standing up for the unheard and underserved. Our voices can be the catalyst for change and resource redistribution for those who need it most. Tenere uses its platform, in a big way, to support and act on eliminating human inequality of any kind.

Activist Content - A number of Tenere’s team members are active on their own platforms speaking out with a call for equality for all. Tenere aims to provide and distribute this activist content to spread positivity and eliminate injustice.

Anti-Discrimination - equality is deeply rooted in Tenere’s company culture and supply chain. Helping promote equality in the world at large is a lofty goal, and to get there, we all need to start within our smaller communities.

Organizational Support and Charitable Efforts - For every sale Tenere makes, at least 1% of those proceeds will be given back to charities and organizations to help in our overall sustainable mission. These charities can be found on our product checkout pages and on our partnerships page.

Tenere Supply Chain - Under Tenere’s design-for-sustainability ethos, we make every effort to have the least negative impact on the environment as we develop and manufacture our products. See our Sustainability Roadmap to track our progress on water sanitation, water waste reduction, and reduced chemical usage.

Organizational Support and Charitable Efforts - For every sale Tenere makes, at least 1% of those proceeds will be given back to charities and organizations to help in our overall sustainable mission. These charities can be found on our product checkout pages and on our partnerships page.

Carbon Reduction & Offset Strategy - One of the UN’s targets for this goal is to increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix. As part of Tenere’s strategy it purchases Renewable Energy Certificates, which represent energy generation from renewable sources such as solar or wind power. This contributes towards investment in a cleaner form of energy that offsets some of the emissions in our supply chain that currently remain, on our path to zero.

Investment in Sustainability R&D - Under Tenere’s design-for-sustainability ethos, we make every effort to have the least negative impact on the environment as we develop and manufacture our products. We spend a lot of our resources on sustainable research and development.

Investment Climate Technology - For every sale Tenere makes, at least 1% of those proceeds will be given back to charities and organizations to help in our overall sustainable mission. Some of these organizations support the development of technology that reduces emissions.

Tenere Culture - We ensure that our company balances purpose along with profit, and that our employees are recognized and paid for the value they bring. We feel strongly that our working environment should be one that is meaningful, fulfilling, and enjoyable for all and one that can support a diverse group of people.

Supply Chain - we are working on a program where we can increase wages through Tenere-specific bonuses for garment workers within our supply chain.

Ethical Code of Conduct - Two of the UN’s targets for this goal pertain to protection of labor rights, safe and secure working environments, eradication of forced and child labor. Tenere’s Ethical CoC speaks strongly on these issues and we ensure that we have transparency into and continuously audit our business processes and practices.

Innovation and R&D - Several of the UN’s targets for this goal discuss fostering innovation and R&D. Under Tenere’s design-for-sustainability ethos, we make every effort to have the least negative impact on the environment and on people as we develop and manufacture our products. We spend a lot of our resources on sustainable research and development.

Open Source - In order to accelerate global effort towards achieving sustainability goals, Tenere intends to share most of its own sustainability innovations with the public so that they can be utilized by all.

Activism - One of Tenere’s three brand pillars is Activism. We believe that everyone is an activist -- every act, no matter how small, is a meaningful contribution toward a greater good. To us, activism means standing up for the unheard and underserved. Our voices can be the catalyst for change and resource redistribution for those who need it most. Tenere uses its platform, in a big way, to support and act on eliminating human inequality of any kind.

Activist Content - A number of Tenere’s team members are active on their own platforms speaking out with a call for equality for all. Tenere aims to provide and distribute this activist content to spread positivity and eliminate injustice.

Anti-Discrimination - equality is deeply rooted in Tenere’s company culture and supply chain. Helping promote equality in the world at large is a lofty goal, and to get there, we all need to start with the immediate touchpoints of our daily lives.

Organizational Support and Charitable Efforts - For every sale Tenere makes, at least 1% of those proceeds will be given back to charities and organizations to help in our overall sustainable mission. These charities can be found on our product checkout pages and on our partnerships page.

Support for Indigineous Communities - One of the UN’s targets for this goal pertains to strengthening efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage. Tenere is working to develop content on the awareness and promotion of indigenous communities. Also, for every sale Tenere makes, at least 1% of those proceeds will be given back to charities and organizations, some of which supporting indigenous communities.

Tenere Supply Chain - Three of the UN’s targets for this goal pertain to sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, substantially reducing waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse. Under Tenere’s design-for-sustainability ethos, we make every effort to have the least negative impact on the environment as we develop and manufacture our products. See our Sustainability Roadmap to track our progress on natural resources, chemical management, waste reduction, recycling,and reuse.

Education & Awareness - Two of the UN’s targets for this goal pertain to promoting public procurement practices that are sustainable and ensuring that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature. One of our primary goals at Tenere is to promote and distribute materials from reputable and trustworthy sources to help educate our audiences on awareness and practices for how to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

Tenere Supply Chain - Under Tenere’s design-for-sustainability ethos, we make every effort to have the least negative impact on the environment as we develop and manufacture our products. See our Sustainability Roadmap and our Carbon Reduction & Offset Strategy to track our progress on our climate action efforts.

Project Drawdown - Tenere wholly supports and promotes the efforts of Project Drawdown, whose mission is to help the world reach “Drawdown”— the point in the future when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline, thereby stopping catastrophic climate change — as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible. Please visit Project Drawdown’s website and consider purchasing Drawdown book, which lays out the 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world. (Tenere has no affiliation with Project Drawdown nor does Tenere financially benefit from sales of the book.)

Investment in Sustainability R&D - Under Tenere’s design-for-sustainability ethos, we make every effort to have the least negative impact on the environment as we develop and manufacture our products. We spend a lot of our resources on sustainable research and development.

Organizational Support and Charitable Efforts - For every sale Tenere makes, at least 1% of those proceeds will be given back to charities and organizations to help in our overall sustainable mission. One such charity is Eden Reforestation Projects, whose mission is to reduce extreme poverty and restore healthy forests by employing local people to plant millions of trees every year, which offsets carbon emissions. Another organization is 1% for the Planet, which connects its members with high-impact nonprofit partners that align with their values; today, they have more than 3,000 members coming together to protect the future of our planet.

Tenere Supply Chain - Under Tenere’s design-for-sustainability ethos, we make every effort to have the least negative impact on the environment as we develop and manufacture our products. See our Sustainability Roadmap to track our progress on our preservation of marine life and ocean waste reduction efforts, especially microfiber pollution.

Investment in Sustainability R&D - under Tenere’s design-for-sustainability ethos, we make every effort to have the least negative impact on the environment as we develop and manufacture our products. We spend a lot of our resources on sustainable research and development. Today, many of our garments are made from synthetic inputs such as polyester, nylon, and elastane, some of which contribute to microplastic water pollution. Our plan going forward is to continue to innovate in order to transition to more sustainable fabrics, without compromising comfort or performance.

Organizational Support and Charitable Efforts - For every sale Tenere makes, at least 1% of those proceeds will be given back to charities and organizations to help in our overall sustainable mission. One such organization is 1% for the Planet, which connects its members with high-impact nonprofit partners that align with their values; today, they have more than 3,000 members coming together to protect the future of our planet.

Tenere Supply Chain - Under Tenere’s design-for-sustainability ethos, we make every effort to have the least negative impact on the environment as we develop and manufacture our products. See our Sustainability Roadmap to track our progress on our preservation of marine life and ocean waste reduction efforts, especially microfiber pollution.

Regenerative Agriculture - Tenere is committed to sourcing its natural, biobased, and cellulosic yarns and components through suppliers that utilize or source from farmland and processes that practice regenerative agriculture methods. This means less damage to our soil, enhanced soil carbon sequestration, and overall healthier land to farm.

Investment in Sustainability R&D - under Tenere’s design-for-sustainability ethos, we make every effort to have the least negative impact on the environment as we develop and manufacture our products. We spend a lot of our resources on sustainable research and development. Today, many of our garments are made from synthetic inputs such as polyester, nylon, and elastane, many of which are knit or woven together in a way that makes it difficult to upcycle them into goods of equal or greater economic value (although downcycling options are available). Our plan going forward is to continue to innovate in order to transition to more sustainable fabrics, such as cellulosic and natural fibers without compromising comfort or performance.

Educational Content - One of our primary goals at Tenere is to promote, create, and distribute content to help educate our audiences. Overconsumption and fast fashion are big contributors to environmental sustainability issues and we intend to educate our audiences on practices for how to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

Organizational Support and Charitable Efforts - For every sale Tenere makes, at least 1% of those proceeds will be given back to charities and organizations to help in our overall sustainable mission. One such organization is 1% for the Planet, which connects its members with high-impact nonprofit partners that align with their values; today, they have more than 3,000 members coming together to protect the future of our planet.

Transparency - One of the UN’s targets for this goal is to develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels. Tenere’s number one priority is to be radically transparent with all of its stakeholders in order to enforce accountability as we progress towards a sustainable future.

Anti-Discrimination - One of the UN’s targets for this goal is to promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development. Equality is deeply rooted in Tenere’s company culture and supply chain. Helping promote equality in the world at large is a lofty goal, and to get there, we all need to start with the immediate touchpoints of our daily lives.

Activism - One of Tenere’s three brand pillars is Activism. We believe that everyone is an activist -- every act, no matter how small, is a meaningful contribution toward a greater good. To us, activism means standing up for the unheard and underserved. Our voices can be the catalyst for change and restoration of justice.

Activist Content - A number of Tenere’s team members are active on their own platforms speaking out with a call for equality for all. Tenere aims to provide and distribute this activist content to spread positivity and eliminate injustice.

Governance - One of the UN’s targets for this goal speaks to ensuring responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels. All of these principles are deeply ingrained within Tenere’s culture and we exercise fairness in all aspects of our business.

Ethical Code of Conduct - One of the UN’s targets for this goal speaks to ending abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children. Tenere’s Ethical CoC speaks strongly on these issues and we ensure that we have transparency into and continuously audit our business processes and practices.

Governance - One of the UN’s targets for this goal speaks to multi-stakeholder partnerships. Tenere is in the process of transition into a Public Benefit Corporation, which allows for a company to specify public benefits as their statement of purpose into its legal founding documentation, which will ensure that Tenere can balance its purpose equally with its profit.

Policy Support - One of the UN’s targets for this goal speaks to policy as a tool to fix systemic issues. Tenere has partnered with individuals involved with policy to help effectuate change. Further, as an Activist platform, we intend to use our voices to influence policy that will help accelerate effort towards achieving sustainability goals.

Please download the SDGs in Action mobile app for detailed information about each of the 17 goals, including targets, explanatory videos, key facts and figures, and suggestions on how you can help achieve them and take action.

We urge you to take Fashion Revolution’s free course: “Fashion's Future: The Sustainable Development Goals” to explore the fashion industry’s impact on people and planet, what the Sustainable Development Goals are, and how they are linked.


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