Richer Poorer

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About Richer Poorer

If you’re looking to fill your wardrobe with clothing that’s timeless, socially responsible, and environmentally friendly, look no further than Richer Poorer. Your search for confidence in comfort ends here with best selling styles designed by a brand of the future.

A Sunny Start

Iva Pawling started Californian-based Richer Poorer back in 2010. Over years of perseverance and a whole lotta love, she brought the company to a level of responsibility she had hoped for: an accessible, environmentally sustainable, and socially responsible clothing line.
Good ideas and good designs are conceived in their sunny headquarters. The brand focuses on simple items; staples that will last a lifetime and never go out of style––and they do that without compromising quality.
Richer Poorer knows how overwhelming it can be to source items for a low-impact and fashionable closet. So, they maintain a 360° approach to apparel, creating everything you need in one place. From t-shirts to dresses and ...outerwear to socks, the brand designs pieces for all shapes and sizes.
Feel confident when you navigate our evolving world, wear Richer Poorer.

Richer Poor x The Earth

Richer Poorer knows that a great garment is nothing without good design. That’s why they spend so much time meticulously picking and choosing where their apparel is made and the fabrics they use.
In 2020, they began selling their Weighted Tee with 100% organic cotton––a top selling item ever since. Shortly after, the brand introduced a plethora of other, more sustainable fabrics made of natural materials.
This expansion included fibres such as TENCEL™, lyocell, modal and rayon which are all variations of raw wood and plant fibres––mostly sourced from eucalyptus, bamboo, cotton, or soy.
Establishing a gold-standard for well-made clothing while preserving our precious earth has never looked so good.

Social Impact

Through Richer Poorer’s initiatives, they’ve created a commendable in-house organisation known as RPGoodThings––an inventive approach to keeping their sustainable business practices in check.
RPGoodThings works in partnership with 1% For The Planet––an enterprise that prevents corporate greenwashing, certifies credible philanthropy and audits accountability within businesses. They’ve supported Richer Poorer in their efforts to improve their impact on the world by building relationships with other foundations.
This earth-friendly collaboration includes Carbon Fund, South LA Café, IssueVoter, and Dress for Success Worldwide West. By supporting these causes, Richer Poorer strives for carbon-free air, food for all, informing the public of climate-change policy and, the right to economic independence for women.
The brand believes that lifelong learning, team effort and a sense of humility are all components to running a responsible and sustainable business. They’ve come so far but they know the battle isn’t over yet. Helping planet earth is a never ending pursuit.

Frequently Asked Questions

How ethical is Richer Poorer?

The company is both eco-friendly and socially responsible. Richer Poorer aims to reduce their impact by selecting only the most ethically managed production facilities and partnering with organisations like 1% For The Planet to ensure best practices within the company.
This expands to their partnerships with informed-voter initiatives, social justice movements, and philanthropy through RPGoodThings––an all-encompassing collaborative movement created by the company to support the earth and the people who live there.

Who founded Richer Poorer?

Iva Pawling is the founder of Richer Poorer who originally started the company back in 2010. Tim Morse later became a co-founding member of the team and helped to make the company what it is today.

Where is Richer Poorer made?

Richer Poorer is headquartered in San Juan Capistrano, California and is where they design all of their products.
Their manufacturing facilities are located around the globe in places such as Peru, China, and Mexico. The company partners with factories that possess a high level of quality control and production standards as well as the ability to source fabrics with the lowest environmental and economical footprint.

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