Why and how we work

Design Ethos

VICENZI explores ways to make beautiful and thoughtful things, to help humans and nature connect and live as one. We are proud to be in the vanguard of designing for circularity. Sustainability is a philosophy; circular design is a method and a system.

Our directive is as follows.

Design:

Clothing is our tool for connection. We create best-in-class essential styles, made from earth-friendly renewable materials. 100% of materials are reusable, at least 95% of materials used are regenerative and biodegradable, and the remainder is deadstock (left over materials sourced from luxury designer production lines). All garment samples are tested to last at least 100 wears. We share photographs after the testing on product pages.

Elegance is beauty from simplicity – our garments were designed to streamline care, tailoring, mending, and ultimately disassembly for re-cycling through the ecosystem.

Production:

We vow to make everything here in the USA. Blazer Nº1 is produced in New York City. To minimize the carbon footprint of our garments and their individual components, we minimize resources required to produce, produce in small batches, and monitor the production line to save any excess materials and scraps for reuse (zero-waste design). Even the smallest scrap has potential for a creative and useful purpose. We work diligently to ensure materials aren't sent to landfills. Learn more.

Distribution:

We sell directly to clients through pop-up shops, our e-store, and local events. VICENZI Blazer Nº1 is available exclusively at The Canvas, New York's leading sustainable fashion hub, located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn right off the Bedford L stop. We partner with peer-to-peer rental app Wardrobe so you can borrow Blazer Nº1 in New York City.

If you are interested in placing a wholesale purchase order (12 units or more), or becoming a selected retail or e-commerce stockist in the future, please contact us.

Wear, Care, Repair:

To extend useful life spans, we educate about care and maintenance of garments (clotheskeeping and mending) and share ideas among our community to promote continued use and reuse of garments. Follow us on Instagram for the latest workshop announcements.

We offer service and repair for garments we produce and sell.

Reuse & Recycle:

We buy back, restore, and resell garments at fair market rates when customers no longer need them for any reason. We recycle raw materials to rebuild new garments when repair or resale are no longer viable options. Our mission is to ensure garments and materials are not sent to landfills.

Experiment:

We will continue learning, playing, creating, and sharing in perpetual pursuit of solutions – for ourselves, and for the industry as a whole. We're always seeking new ways to celebrate the natural world and the interdependence of all living things.

We believe in asking questions and finding answers. We believe in seeing for yourself. We believe anything is possible. We think the strongest solutions come from unbounded exploration, when we allow ourselves to believe our boldest, wackiest ideas...just might work.