The Bogdar Values
Sustainability & Transparency
The first thing we want to earn is our community’s trust. This is why we share our philosophy and priorities with you, hoping they are yours as well. We make no compromise with our craft and values, we combine contemporary style with sustainable execution to offer you unique pieces produced in eco-conscious ways.
At least half of our collections are always produced with organic, sustainable or recycled fabrics and we are working on continuously raising that percentage. All our custom prints are digitally printed to reduce water waste and ink usage. We work with family-owned, socially responsible fabric suppliers, certified for clean productions that do not harm the environment.
Our local production and policy for sourcing materials from Europe reduce our carbon footprint. In all our processes, we aim for reduction of chemical substances and CO2 emissions and preservation of water and energy resources. In all our deliveries, we use plant-based packaging and compostable plastics.
Our clothes come in eco-friendly, acid-free paper that is FSC certified and made with soy ink. We are supplied by Noissue – a responsible and environmentally conscious company whose eco-packaging alliance contributes to global reforestation by matching orders with planted trees.
The Bogdar Atelier
Home & Teamwork
We create 100% of our products in our family-owned facilities under a transparent and conscious policy where a hand-picked team of 16 members dedicated to perfection and attention to detail create each piece by hand.
Our atelier is based in Vidin, Bulgaria – a town with rich history in clothes manufacturing and many talented and skilled people working in the industry. Our operation has helped the economy of the poorest region in the EU and hired workers laid off when factories in Vidin had to close down, giving back to the community that we want to be a part of. We’re proud of our personal touch and know every single person that works with us. We visit our facilities often and listen to our tailors’ feedback.
We value the art of fashion but never put it above the people we work with and the world we live in. This is why we strive for sustainability in every part of our clothes’ journey and why we have always given due importance to our team’s great skill and dedication.
The grandmother of that boy, who grew up around the machines and founded Bogdar, was a tailor herself and for us the concept of the Bogdar atelier as a home away from home is not merely a cliché.