Research &
Development

Creating products that last longer and are designer with the end in mind.

We are committed to push boundaries by finding new ways to transform waste into something of value—because our future depends on it.

We see the research and development in our manufacturing process an opportunity to take on a powerful role in making the world a better place. Evolv is on a journey that focuses on achieving progress hour by hour, day by day, week by week, year by year. By focusing on progress and not perfection and by making better choices, we embrace the chance to reconsider and constantly redevelop our craft in hope that it forms a ground swell of change.

We start with developing the initial steps in the manufacturing process, which as a whole helps us in making are process more sustainable through the following:

1. Material Choices:
Selecting low-impact materials that use pre & post consumer recycled feedstock. Nobody has the golden answer. But our questions about our own processes and learning from others moves us all forward.

2. Cyclability:
Designing wiht the end in mind; thinking through how a product will be recycled at end of use. There's a lot to consider, and significant challenges, with cyclability. That's fun because, as a designer, you want more interesting challenges all the time. An essential part of creating a circular fashion system is to set up collection systems, integrate circular design, and consider how to manage end-of-use of garments. Today, less than 1% of material used to produce clothing is recycled into new clothing and Evolv is committed to find ways to change that.

3. Waste Avoidance:
Minimising or eliminating waste in the product creation process. We think only by understanding that the current system isn’t sustainable, can you really think about designing the future of it.

Treatments:

CHEMICAL PRODUCTS & PROCESSES THAT REDUCE OR ELIMINATE THE USE OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES.

Before pen goes to sketch pad or a stitch is sewn, we are checking the hazardous substances, researching advancements in finishes and materials. The design will be aesthetically stunning and also highly sustainable. Green treatment is not a “nice to have” in the manufacturing process. It’s a professional ethic. Chemistry is essential to product innovation and manufacturing, but can affect the sustainability of our product creation process. Our target is to achieve zero discharge of hazardous chemicals.