We are a fashion house created with the mission to inspire a world where cruelty and exploitation no longer have a place. This is why we bring you only vegan garments and accessories produced under fair working conditions. SENTIENT was founded to spread the word on how garments and accessories can be innovative, timeless and stylish without the need to use animal derived products.
As a brand, we seek a world built on kindness and compassion towards human and non-human animals. SENTIENT represents the idea that we, as humans, share this planet with other species - that we have fought for centuries for our most basic human rights, and now it is time to share those values with the other species capable of perceiving pain and pleasure, just as we do. We believe that all of us sentient beings are bound by the soul.
For us, it’s all about making decisions consciously, decisions with love for our planet and all sentient beings. We are part of he global commitment towards the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, also known as the 2030 Agenda. Particularly focused on decent work and economic growth:
Providing sustainable and eco friendly materials that minimize the impact on our beautiful planet.
RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND
We avoid textiles and materials that make excessive and irresponsible use of water or apply solvents and chemicals that pollute bodies of water and are harmful for human health.
In order to operate, produce and bring fashion to your door- step, we generate a carbon footprint. But we are also consolidating partnerships with local and global organizations in order to preserve and restore ecosystems and help mitigate climate change.
LIFE ON LAND
Leaving out any animal derived inputs and products, helps us battle the deterioration and loss of the Earth’s biodiversity.
SENTIENT is the true and vivid reflection of the principles and convictions of its founder: Jimena Suarez. In the brand, Jimena has poured her deep conviction that we as human beings do not own the planet nor the animals with whom we share it temporarily. Her philosophy in life has been that all living beings deserve respect and to be free of abuse, mistreatment or restrictions of their innate liberties.
Jimena is a lawyer focusing on sustainable development and environmental justice and she is a fervent and active defender of animal rights. Based on this firm conviction that animals deserve to live free of abuse that SENTIENT was conceived.
Jimena’s commitment is also to be part of the solution and build a fashion industry that is environmentally responsible and sustainable, that understands the importance of the health and the very survival of the Earth.
Our soul is driven by the need to spread the message that animals deserve our care and respect, hence no animal is hurt or abused in the making of our products. We also know that the Biosphere and its immensely rich ecosystems pro- vide the resources that make it possible for us to live on Earth. As a result, our commitment is to protect and preserve them.
We take in depth search in the precedence and characteristics of all materials and textiles used – they are all vegan, ecologically certified and sustainable.
We work with cactus vegan leather. This vegan leather is partially biodegradable. It’s flexible, breathable, and lasts for at least 10 years. Cactus requires much less water than others. Its presence aids local biodiversity, and no trees were harmed or cut down to plan the cacti required to make the leather
We are a proud member of 1% For The Planet, donating at least 1% of sales to certified environmental organizations in Mexico. Our donations are focused on the preservation of the biodiversity and survival of ecosystems also needed to ensure the health of the Earth’s biophysical processes and mitigate climate change.
Biodiversity conservation includes efforts to preserve and protect wild animals, plants, and their habitats.
The jaguar is Mexico’s most emblematic species for conservation due to its millenary significance and its interdependency with the survival of local ecosystems. Unfortunately, more than 80% of the original jaguar population in Mexico has disappeared.
To recover and preserve the jaguar, Naturalia a Mexican environmental non-profit- initiated Operation Jaguar, which aims to keep this feline free within private reserves. We have teamed up with Naturalia, in order to preserve this majestic feline
.Our Panthera shopping bag is dedicated to the efforts that organizations like Naturalia undertake to help preserve the jaguar. For every bag purchased we will donate 30 % of our proceeds to the cause
For more info go to www.operacionjaguar.org