Brochu Walker wholeheartedly believes in the concept of ‘Conscious Luxury’. They come up with designs with the intention that the pieces are timeless and will have longevity in your wardrobe - with the same deliberate attention to supporting sustainable practices.
A cornerstone of Brochu Walker's business is cashmere, one of the globe's most luxurious fibers and when sourced ethically, a fiber that is as sustainable as it is beautiful. More than any other fiber, cashmere is biodegradable and renewable.
This said, there are still challenges in the cashmere industry that impact the environment, which is why Brochu Walker partnered solely with one of the most sustainable mills in the industry - a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting animal welfare and implementing animal-friendly farming systems. They recycle, purify and reuse 70% of the water used by their dye house. Their cashmere is 100% traceable and is strictly monitored and tested during every step of the development process - so you will only receive the most ethically produced and highest quality cashmere.
Samples are a necessary part of the fashion industry and while many companies simply dispose of their samples, Brochu Walker attempts to move them through the secondhand marketplace via sample sales and donations to charities that help clothe those in need.
In mid-2019, they announced a partnership with BEF to balance the water footprint they cannot avoid during the manufacturing process. Currently, Brochu Walker's donations support the Colorado River Indian Tribes System Conservation Project and the team is proud to announce that to date, the donations to this program restored over 9 million gallons of water.