8 Days a Week Mission Statement
Our mission is to build a sustainable apparel line that will help people in the United States reconnect with the principles that were the basis for human and civil advancements the United States has made over the last 150 years. We want people to remember and embrace the belief that our country is a bedrock of freedom, liberty, opportunity, and justice for all. We will do this by causing no unnecessary harm and use our business to inspire and implement solutions that help underserved people and communities with an environmentally conscious mission.
Our Reason for Being
8 Days a Week was founded on the belief that our country was built on a core set of principles that we all need to live by at all times. As citizens of this great country, we embrace liberty, freedom, and justice for all. These fundamental principles are the basis for the Declaration of Independence, Our Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Pledge of Allegiance that most of us have taken is clear about the commitment that these rights are to be extended to everyone. Freedom without liberty and justice breeds anarchy, hate, and darkness. Liberty without freedom and justice gives root to entitlement, corruption, and ultimately, the erosion of our republic. Justice ensures that freedom and liberty are protected and granted to all.
We were taught citizenship is not a right but a privilege. It comes with responsibilities to care not only for ourselves but to care for others. It is ultimately the balance of freedom and liberty that fosters a meritocracy that honors the good of the public. It has defined our country as a land of opportunity and is what makes our country great.
8 Days a Week wants to help us reconnect with the principles that fueled our country’s most important advancements over the last 150 years, inspiring a generation to defeat evil in World War II, overturn slavery, and empower suffragists and civil rights leaders to bravely challenge us to live these principles more truthfully. 8 Days a Week champions values, not politics. We celebrate freedom, liberty, and justice for all. If we embrace these shared values, we will truly be a beacon of hope, progress, and opportunity in the world.
We know that our business activity – from lighting our offices to conditioning our clothing – creates pollution as a by-product. We intend to work steadily to reduce those harms in everything we do. We use reconditioned used clothing in many of our clothes and only work with socially and environmentally responsible suppliers.
We also process, manufacture, and recondition our apparel with suppliers that are in the United States. We evaluate each supplier to ensure that their environmental footprint, treatment of their employees, and support of their communities are consistent with our commitment and standards as a Benefit Company.