Achilles and the Tortoise

A label intent on creating standout pieces for the urban and streetwear customer. 

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Amur Leopard

Our first collection represents the Amur Leopard. This beautiful animal lives in Sikhote-Alin, a mountain range in the Russian Far East. Today, there are estimated to be around 50 – 90 Amur Leopards left in the wild. Buying an Amur Leopard garment means aiding in the survival of the rarest ‘cat’ in the world. More info about the project on WWF.

Go to the shop to buy an item from the Amur Leopard collection.


Pangolins

 

Pangolins are the world’s most trafficked mammals and are thereby pushed to extinction. Follow our Instagram for new designs and learn how we can help these rare creatures.

 

Rule of Thirds

Transparency and accountability are incredibly important to us. Therefore we operate on what we call ‘The Rule of Thirds’. It means that the pricing of all Achilles and the Tortoise products will be as follows:

  • 1/3 production costs
  • 1/3 charitable cause
  • 1/3 reinvestment & profit

Giving back

By buying Achilles and the Tortoise items you invest in the world. Every product you will ever buy will be linked to a specific area in nature. A large part of the profit will be donated to a carefully selected cause that tries to return this area to its former glory.

Production

Our products are carefully designed to look great and last
longer. We have gone to lengths to ensure our clothes are fully organic and GOTS certified. This means:

 

NO TOXIC CHEMICALS
NO WASTED WATER
NO CHILD LABOUR
AND FAIR WAGES

Limited supply

We are demand-driven and produce in batches, so as to never overproduce. We will only produce a new batch when it is already sold. All items are tagged and labelled individually, making every item you own unique.

Transport

Unfortunately, we are not able to change everything. Sustainable transport is still impossible, thus we compensate for the CO2 emitted throughout transport.

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