Our Universe

Creating fashion with a spirit of unity & compassion, SENTIENT seeks a world built on kindness, compassion and unity towards human and non-human animals, as well as Mother Earth. We believe that all of us sentient beings are bound by the soul through our presence on this beautiful planet.

For us, it’s all about making decisions consciously, decisions with love for our planet and all sentient beings. We are part of the global commitment towards the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, also known as the 2030 Agenda.

Goal 8 – Decent Work

Working in partnership with local workshops, artisans and independent businesses, we strive to guarantee the creation of decent jobs and the promotion of sustained and inclusive economic growth within communities.

SENTIENT is a true and vivid reflection of the principles and convictions of its founder: Jimena Suárez. In SENTIENT, 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 humans and nonhuman animals deserve respect and to be free of abuse, mistreatment or restrictions of their innate liberties.

Jimena is a product of a multinational and multicultural education. She graduated as a lawyer in Mexico City and continued her graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, focusing her legal studies on sustainable development and environmental justice. As a result of this, SENTIENT is committed to be part of the solution and build a fashion industry that is environmentally responsible and sustainable, one that understands the importance of the health and the very survival of the Earth.

We are committed to creating fashion that is responsible and respects both animals and the environment, which is why we launched our vegan leather ready to wear and accessories collections using Desserto® cactus vegan leather.

SENTIENT pursues a purpose and service to the world through each of our products. Conserving, protecting and restoring the Earth’s vital ecosystems and biodiversity is one of the objectives that inspires us to work harder every day to grow our brand and through it, our impact. We believe in giving back to our planet as a sign of gratitude for allowing us to live and thrive from its natural resources and biological services.