The fabric chain is very complex, we do our best to use fabrics that we know will break down in the environment once they have experienced their full life cycle.
In recent collections we have started using more dead stock fibres - fabrics that have been in excess demand and only have 20-30m left on the rolls. This is a part of our label that continues to grow and expand as we do. We plan to have full knowledge on the full life cycle of of fabrics by 2022.
Transport and Sourcing
We always opt to support local business where we can, our fabric suppliers are all local businesses with the majority of our fibres being sourced from Melbourne, Sydney and New Zealand.
Manufacturing is all within a 15km radius from our HQ which means that we are not constantly using emissions to transport our items and thus reducing our carbon footprint. All pick ups of garments is usually done in batches to avoid excess transport use.
Producing in small batches means we also cut down on the amount of power, machinery and excess emissions being used, one small step towards a healthier environment.
Plastic and what we do to minimise usage
We have a no plastic rule across the business. All garments are stored in 100% compostable and bio- degradable bags. Postage bags are also 100% compostable and bio-degradable.
Both made from corn starch, both of the bags we use can be composted at home with food scraps and garden waste. When exposed to the elements, light, heat and moisture the bags both start to break down, lose their strength and become brittle breaking down into the environment.
Waste and how we re- use it
We believe in a slow production chain, usually leaving us with minimal waste. Any waste that is left over from production runs is re- used to make fabric bags for our garments, scrunchies and accessories for the label.