Ana Segurado Studio is an ethical fashion brand advocating circular design and conscious manufacturing practices. Committed to social and environmental stewardship, we seek to foster mindful consumption habits and to celebrate slow living.
Our garments convey a quiet elegance and a sense of playful sophistication. We draw inspiration from Japanese minimalism, contouring silhouettes that will stand the test of time. We design conscious wardrobe essentials with a twist, distinguished by simplicity and comfort.
All of our pieces are designed and brought to life in our sunny studio in Portugal. We take pride in setting forth exceptionally crafted womenswear, sewn to perfection to ensure top quality and enhanced durability.
When it comes to sustainability, every effort matters.
We employ exclusively organic and biodegradable fabrics, such as fair trade GOTS certified organic cotton, recycled or upcycled materials (reclaimed factory dead stock or vintage pieces). We purchase vintage buttons instead of new ones, to reduce demand for virgin materials. Our design process is mindful and we strive to minimize waste; for instance, we make accessories such as belts and scrunchies from fabric cut-offs.
We adhere to strict cruelty-free policy, and we are active supporters of a couple of local organizations in their efforts to further animal safety and welfare.
We avoid the use of plastic wrapping. In terms of packaging, we use recycled and recyclable cardboard boxes and compostable mailers.
Our compostable mailers:
Made from a combination of PBAT, a bio based polymer which is compostable, and PLA which is made up of plant materials such as regular ﬁeld corn and wheat straw.
Our compostable mailers are certiﬁed by TUV Austria; meeting American, European, International and Australian standards – including certiﬁcations for your domestic home compost. To gain these certiﬁcations, the product must break down within 90 days in commercial compost and 180 days in domestic compost conditions, including worm farm compost. After degradation, they must leave no harmful residues behind.
Our cardboard boxes:
In Portugal, all deliveries are fulfilled with the support of our partners, CTT Correio Verde (Green Shipping); the shippings are carbon neutral, use recycled cardboard packaging and the inks used in printing are environmentally friendly. In addition, to offset carbon emissions from the distribution, they support projects with environmental and social benefits.
Yet, so much remains to be done. We are working astutely on finding ways in which we can do better; but there is nothing more exciting and rewarding, than improving, step by step.
If you have questions or concerns, ideas or suggestions on how we could change the world together, drop us an e-mail!