In 2013, garment manufacturing industry was strongly marked by the catastrophic collapse of the building at Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, leaving hundreds of death and injured people. The tragedy has raised awareness and been crucial for us to not only stand up for environmental practices but social equity along our whole supply chain.

Even though Himes was created as a sustainable clothing brand, we care about the wellness of people. It is our responsibility to change and promote safe conditions for the workers. We pursue our practices with responsibility and diligence to be aligned with this commitment.

So, Himes brand only works with socially and environmentally responsible factories that hold specific certifications in which are stated fair hours of work, not child labor, fair compensation based on local laws, a safe and healthy workplace

and environmentally conscious practices. One of our goals is to raise awareness and to encourage environmental stewardship and socially responsible behavior across the globe.

We don’t only assure that every consumer will feel good about the product they are purchasing, they will support a well, safe and healthy work enviroment for the manufacturers too.

With every garment purchased, you are not only supporting to eradicate the plastic pollution from the oceans and the importance of raising awareness of coral preservation; you are showing your support for a better and responsible garment manufacturing industry.

Workers Rights

All our garments are made in Vietnam with organizations that hold certifications such as WRAP, ISO14001, ISO 9001 and SA8000. All these certifications encourage companies to develop, maintain and apply socially and environmentally practices.

We are devoted to working only with organizations that offer favorable workplace conditions to the forced labor, commit to respect human rights and continue improving environmental practices in its production processes.


Recycled Polyester

We use  only polyester fibers in our fabrics that comes from recycled plastic bottles recovered from coasts and beaches and PET manufacturing waste from post consume garments, in that way we avoid more plastic getting into oceans.

Tencel™ Lyocell

Lyocell is one of the greatest fibers. It is 100% biodegradable and comes from eucalyptus trees, which are fast-growing require no pesticides or insecticides, and need 1/5th of the land to make the same amount of fabric as cotton. Textiles are produced using award-winning nanotechnology that recovers or decomposes all solvents and eliminates all kinds of emissions.

Biodegradable Polyester

Biodegradable polyester is made from plastic bottles and a special additive that causes polyester to degrade and turn into compost after being deposited in a landfill.


Kapok fiber is found around the pod of a tree seed called Ceiba. This fiber is light and its texture is similar to the down of birds. Its texture compared to the feather and has a firm and silky consistency.

Regenerated nylon

Regenerated nylon is a synthetic polymer recovered from fishing nets, fluff (the upper part of old, worn out nylon carpets), pre-consumer industrial plastic waste, yarn discards, and fabric scraps.

Coconut Buttons

Coconut buttons have a wonderful look. It is a durable and eco-friendly alternative to petroleum-based, plastic buttons. Coconut buttons are made of real coconut shells and are used on our casual collection.

Modal™ Lenzing

Modal is a bio-based cellulosic fiber made out of from the beech tree. The trees are completely natural source of raw material as the beechwood forests self-rejuvenate. It is considered a semi-synthetic because the raw material, cellulose, is a natural material which then turns into fiber using an environmentally-friendly chemical process. The fabrics made from modal are breathable and incredibly soft.

Organic Cotton

Organic cotton is another great eco-friendly fiber. All our organic cotton is certified by GOTS, this means that you can have the confidence that is grown without use of pesticides, herbicides or other chemicals fertilizers and is simple better for your health and the environment. Traditional cotton uses insecticides that any other crop. Research has shown that this can affect severely soil water, water and human health.


Hemp is considered one of the greenest fibers on the planet. It is grown with no pesticides or herbicides. We can assure you that the hemp blends will be some of the softest pieces you will ever own. Among the properties of the hemp we have that antimicrobial, UV resistance and incredible strong.

Cork Trims

Finding a way to be more sustainable, we include cork trims in our collections. Cork fiber is harvested from the cork oak tree. Cork is used instead leather on our patches, and other accessories.

Sustainable Trims

We are committed to using only sustainably sourced trims. Our buttons are made in Japan & Portugal from recycled polyester.

Our metal & plastic trims are nickel free and they are tested by OEKO – TEX100 for harmful substances that can affect human health.

Our plastic zippers are made of recycled nylon and the metal
ones are nickel free complying OEKO TEK100 and BLUESIGN
certificate. The Bluesign certificate provides examining
manufacturing processes from raw materials and
energy inputs to water and air emissions outputs.

Sustainable packaging

Hang tags and paper bags are made from FSC certified
paper which is completely recyclable. Plastic bags are made
of biodegradable polymer (Non- Oxo biodegradable) which
entirely decompose at the end of its life cycle.

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

As a Sustainable Apparel Coalition member, we endeavor
our efforts to accurately measure and score our product’s
sustainability performance through HIGG INDEX tool.

It provides an overview of being a sustainable brand and empowers to make meaningful improvements that protect the well-being of factory workers, local communities, and the environment every year.

In each one of our garments we will use the Higg Index to provide information abaout carbon emissions, water pollution, hazardous chemicals and the water use.


Since nowadays the energy is going through a transitional phase from fossil fuels to renewable energy, we are convinced that there must be a paradigm shift from sustainability to circularity as the most efficient way known to protect our environment.

That is why we are promoting the development of a new technology that will recycle our products at the end of their useful life, to turn them into new materials with same quality as if they were virgin.

Under this new model there will be no waste and it will dramatically reduce the exploitation of natural resources.

Development of a new generation of synthetic fibers.

One of Himes concerns is the elimination of microplastics caused by the waster of polyester fibers, which pollute the water streams that reach our oceans.

To eradicate this problem, we are creating a new generation of sustainable products. We are developing a technology that allows synthetic fiber to biodegrade in water.

The Oceans need us Project

Himes has a very close relationship with the oceans since
they were our inspiration and engine when we conceived the
purpose of the brand.

And for that reason we will contribute “our grain of sand” in
the diffusion and search of solutions to the threats that exist
on their ecosystems as today do thousands of people
around the world individually or through undertakings such
as the XL Catlin Seaview Survey (send to your page by clicking
on the title) or The Ocean Cleanup.

Himes works at The Ocean Need Us project with the Sea
Messenger organization to “eliminate” the barrier that
exists between humans and life in the oceans and plans to
produce audiovisual productions for television and online
video platforms in order to simultaneous, in which thousands
of people can directly accompany scientists and

opinion leaders in multiple missions to the interior of the
oceans that will “expose” the deterioration that exists in our
coral reefs due to climate change, will address the different
ways it is affecting life on earth and will give guidelines that
will help people to make individual and collective decisions
that help preserve them.

Himes will contribute in obtaining the most advanced in compact hidespace devices and will work in conjunction with the manufacturer to equip it with the latest in telecommunications technology to transmit voice and video in real time of the highest quality via satellite and terrestrial antennas as shows the graph.

To achieve this we have decided that all the profits from the sale of our products will be directed to this project.

We are very excited to participate in this unprecedented project in the history of the mass media that will open the doors of the sea to a large number of people.