We are committed to working with ethical partners and producing high quality, eco-friendly styles that perform, while minimizing fabric and material waste.
The majority of MICHI styles are currently produced in a female owned factory just outside Toronto, and some styles are manufactured in China. Our factory partners are selected on environmental impact, employee working conditions and transparency.
We are advocates of mindful consumption, so every garment is constructed to last. With conscious production as one of our core values, MICHI is setting a new standard for sportswear.
MATERIALSMICHI is committed to sourcing high quality materials to produce technical products that last. We optimize our design and production processes to minimize fabric and material waste. The majority of our leggings and bras are created with sustainable, Bluesign® approved and Oeko-Tex® certified textiles. MICHI uses fabrics engineered as smart clothing, designed to withstand wear and tear and for performance enhancement.
BLUESIGN® SYSTEMAll textiles approved under the Bluesign® system eliminate harmful substances right from the beginning of the manufacturing process and meet high standards for environmentally friendly and safe production. MICHI’s signature legging and bra fabric is Bluesign® certified.
OEKO-TEX® STANDARDMaterials certified by the STANDARD 100 by Oeko-Tex® undergo extensive product checks to ensure responsible use of chemicals and non-toxic properties. The certification also requires all parts of articles of clothing, including zippers, elastics and trims also meet the required criteria.
ETHOSMICHI only uses materials that are animal-friendly and cruelty-free. As a company with a vegetarian ethos, we do not use leather, skins, fur or feathers in any of of collections or products. This also includes any materials or substances sourced from endangered species.
BUTTERFLY MARKMICHI’s sustainability efforts have been recognized by Positive Luxury, which awards its Butterfly Mark to brands that are committed to responsible business practices and mindful design, for our measurable impact and company wide commitments to sustainability. They provide transparency through the interactive Butterfly Mark, showcasing brands’ positive actions and enabling people to buy better. The Butterfly Mark is widely recognised as a guarantee of excellence in sustainability.