Aware Receives National Women’s Business Enterprise Certificate

Aware Receives National Women’s Business Enterprise Certificate

We are excited to announce that Aware has received a National Women’s Business Enterprise Certification! The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) granted Aware HQ, Inc. a WBENC certification, as our brand meets the standards of a woman-owned, operated, and controlled company.

Here’s our story.

The Women Behind Aware

Svetlana Acquista and Inga Kozel, Co-Founders of Aware NYC are friends, women, mothers, and sisters with the vital mission of making a positive impact on our earth and giving back. We want to educate people on the importance of eco-friendly products and sustainable lifestyles. Learn more about our company…

Aware’s Mission (Earth Friendly, Earth Focused, Earth Sustaining)

At Aware, we are committed to protecting the environment and promoting sustainability. We believe that fashion should be both beautiful and sustainable, so we use eco-friendly materials that are kind to the earth. Our natural fabrics are biodegradable and free from harmful chemicals, so they are safe for you and the planet.

We are always looking for new ways to reduce our impact on the environment, and we are constantly innovating to create the most sustainable clothing possible. Our goal is to create a brand you can feel good about wearing, knowing that it is helping to make the world a better place. We want to nourish and protect your skin by utilizing new kinds of natural, biodegradable fabrics.

Our Brand Values

We want to change the world through sustainable fashion. Here are our brand values.


Founded, owned, and run by women, Aware approaches everything with loving care and creative power. We nurture growth, pushing fashion forward with earth-friendly and earth-focused practices.


With half a century of experience in the textile and fashion industry, we knew that the world needed better fabrics—sustainable alternatives blending organic and recycled materials. Nature inspires us, and we cultivate organic, biodegradable fabrics.


We know rigorously taking care of your skin (your largest organ) means thoughtfully understanding the impact of everything that touches it. So we produce good-quality fabrics for you, your skin, and the environment.


Our obsession with artistry never stops; from crafting our textiles to collaborating with visual dreamers across all mediums, we make original, sustainable clothes people cannot wait to wear and cherish.

How Aware is Giving Back

Raise Aware(ness) of Physical Health Issues

Our clothing addresses important issues. Did you know that 9.6 million children in the U.S. have atopic dermatitis, with 10% of children in the U.S. having eczema? Environmental toxins also contribute to other health issues like infertility and immune dysfunction.

Revolutionize Mental Health Statistics

1 in 5 children and adolescents in the U.S. have a mental health disorder. We want to lower that statistic by raising awareness of mental health issues.

Aware partnered with Spanish Artist Domingo Zapata to create a panda symbol that represented mental health awareness. Our goal is to integrate the panda into different organizations worldwide to shed light on its meaning. We have since partnered with Northwell Hospital with the goal of providing 100% of babies born at the hospital with a panda-branded onesie (approximately 40,000 babies annually).

Increase Corporate Social Responsibility

We believe the most successful business model focuses on building two platforms. A strong business and a better world. We strive to assist companies in meeting their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability goals while preserving the Earth for generations to come.

Reduce Carbon Footprint

Our fabrics are sustainable, focusing on organic and recyclable materials, natural fibers, and no added chemicals. Our clothing requires less water and land to produce than conventional textiles, significantly reducing the carbon footprint.

Teaching Future Generations About Sustainability

Many people take the health of our planet for granted, but it is important to remember that we only have one Earth. Every day, we make choices that impact the environment, and it is crucial that we learn to live in a way that sustains the planet. In addition, by teaching future generations about sustainability, we can help ensure that our world remains healthy and habitable for generations to come.

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