IMPT COMPANY POSITIVE IMPACT COMMITMENT
Being a responsible company, we serve artists and creators with high-value and high-quality products/services that celebrate and inspire them to be the best versions of themselves. We also have the mission to impact our local creative community by investing 10% of our yearly revenue (being 2% to local non-profit organizations) in local artists and collaborative local creative projects.
We are committed to supporting local collaborative projects, by investing 2,5% of our yearly team time to improve these projects with our team skills.
Cultural Impact Commitment:
We represent the local community of the North Side of Rio and the black community, creating and communicating the local identity in a beautiful, positive, and artistic way. We address consumers around the world. We promote the pride of the local identity promoting the greatness of the suburbs and outskirts (from Rio) creative potential.
Our focus is on the global market. We don't want to sell to the local community we want to collaborate with them and show that by being real in our identity, we are valuable and competitive to export our creations.
We create our products and services to serve as a positive experience, like mindblowing artwork, that impacts our customers, inspiring them in a subjective way, and being relevant to their lifestyle in a practical way.
Local Economic Impact Commitment:
We are committed to impacting economically our local community, maintaining 60% of our yearly production made with local suppliers (Rio de Janeiro).
Mainly aligned with SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), IMPT! COMPANY seeks to reduce the effects of social inequality in the north of Rio de Janeiro, mainly related to the cultural sector and the local creative economy, which have a high degree of informality and very low average incomes. For example, according to Firjan's Mapping of Creative Industries (2019), the Fashion, Cultural Expressions, and Music sectors have the lowest average wages among the creative industries in Brazil.
Environmental Impact Commitment:
We are committed to turning our production more eco-friendly, by maintaining 20% of our yearly fashion production built with ecologically responsible inputs (BCI or organic cotton fabrics, or recyclable/reusable nylon/polyester/jeans fabrics).
Climate Change Commitment:
We are committed to the NET ZERO 2030 - B CORP CLIMATE ACTION COMMITMENT. Participating companies commit to achieving net-zero emissions by 2030. We are committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2030, reducing Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 emissions wherever possible, and using verified offsets, emphasizing carbon removal projects, to balance emissions that cannot be eliminated. More information about the commitment to Net Zero 2030.
Circular Mindset Commitment:
Understanding the urgent need to take action to end waste in the fashion industry, which is estimated to create annually 92 million tons of textile waste, IMPT! is committed to implementing a circular mindset in our operations by start to executing our Circular Mindset Strategy by 2024.
We are already committed to producing our products of the best possible quality. Also, designing products that have an atemporal approach in the design aspects and aesthetics, also thinking in the maintenance of the style value of the product.
But we wanna take also responsibility for our clothes after the user cycle, implementing a Circular Mindset Strategy. For this, our strategy is divided into four fronts:
1. BUILDING WHAT OUR COMMUNITY VALUES.
Understanding and listening to our community of clients and users about the clothes' quality, life cycle, and their intentions to return, resell and repair their products. Also, understanding the style value of the clothing through time for them.
2. STRUCTURING A RETURN LOGISTIC AND NEW SERVICES.
Structuring a logistic to receive back our products after their lifecycle or after the interest of the users. Offering repair/maintenance services, and the option to return or resell the products received, after repair/maintenance, for the last owner.
3. CREATING A MARKETPLACE FOR USED/ RELOVED IMPT!`s PRODUCTS
Structuring a marketplace on our website for used/reloved clothes and accessories, with the possibility to share a percentage of the sale with the last owner of the product.
4. TURNING POTENTIAL TEXTILE WASTE INTO ART w/ BLACK ARTISTS
Resignify all potential textile waste from our local production, and products returned that can`t be repaired. We will make it in collaboration with black artists, and turn the textiles into the creation of artworks, collectibles objects, and exclusive upcycled products to be sold or auctioned. Also, we will have an atelier for the production and operation of this strategy.