We work with Carvico, a fabric supplier offering a selection of high-end recycled fabrics made of ECONYL yarn, a material 100% regenerated from pre- and post- industrial waste like discarded fishing nets and other plastic types found in our ocean.
Nylon waste like fishing nets, fabric scraps, carpet flooring and industrial plastic from landfills and oceans all over the world gets rescued, sorted, cleaned and regenerated into textile yarn is used in all of our active wear pieces.
This way, we’re giving trash a new lease of life by transforming post-consumer recycled nylon into beautiful and functional pieces.
Waste is collected from all the landfills and oceans all over the world, then sorted and cleaned to recover as much nylon as possible.
Through a complex chemical-physical regeneration process, the nylon waste is turned into ECONYL®, a new polyamide yarn with the same quality and performance as virgin nylon in terms of performance and quality without having been produced with non-renewable fossil raw materials.
The nylon is then processed into textile yarn
The production of ECONYL® yarn by Carvico, sourced all the way from Italy is done in the most sustainable way possible.
We only work with companies that have transparent and sustainable policies. Carvico believes in enforcing a sustainable development model— respecting the environment and using available energy sources in a better way.
Their environmental policies aimed at creating a truly sustainable supply chain and contributing to the creation of a circular economy model. They are committed to applying a business model aimed at achieving a higher social and environmental responsibility level, and at safeguarding and valuing people and the local territory.
Read more about their sustainability commitment methods here: https://www.carvico.com/en/nature-voice/sustainability-commitment/
barrels of crude oil are saved
tons of CO2 equivalent emissions are avoided
Reduction in the global warming impact of nylon
All our activewear pieces are made with lots of love in Sri Lanka.
We believe that People and Planet forms the very core of what we do. From production policies to the factories we work with, we value transparency. We work very closely with our factory which maintains high standards of compliance and transparency.
Should be factory is Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) certified in Platinum. WRAP is an independent, objective, non-profit team of global social compliance experts dedicated to promoting safe, lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing around the world through certification and education and we’re really proud of that.Click here to view the certificate.
Our factory is also a SEDEX member, Sedex is one of the world’s leading ethical trade membership organisations, working with businesses to improve working conditions in global supply chains.The latest one was conducted in November 2021 and was done using the SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) ethical audit methodology which encompasses all aspects of responsible business practice.Click here to view the SMETA Audit Report.
The factory is moving towards being an energy efficient and eco-friendly factory starting with the installation of LED lighting and Air cooling systems. Recently, the factory installed Sky lighting, a waste water purifying system and solar panels increasing their use of solar power. The factory has also declared itself a ‘Polythene Free Zone’ by completely eliminating the use of non-biodegradable materials such as polythene and plastics. Furthermore, the factory’s main CSR initiative is their reforestation project with the objective of improving Sri Lanka’s forest cover by planting 5000 trees every year.
We work hard to ensure that all packaging and little bits that finish our items are as sustainable as possible.
Starting with our packaging, our reusable pouches are mamade out of post-consumer waste plastic also known as RPET (recyled PET), the polyester yarn made from recycled PET bottles using a similar process as regenerated nylon.
Our polybags are made from 100% Recycled Plastics, this recycled mailer gives plastics already in circulation a second life. It has a second adhesive strip so that the mailer can be reused once more, and once it has served its purpose, you can recycle it where soft plastics are accepted!
Our clothing tags are also FSC Certified, which is the standard on products produced from trees and certifies them as eco-friendly ensuring that both the environment and communities were protected during the process.
We didn’t forget about the little bits as well. Al the threading used in our pieces as well as in our labels are OEKO TEX 100 certified, one of the world's best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances.
With any business, there is always carbon and plastic footprint. We aim to strive for reduction in both areas but in the meantime, we offset as much carbon we produce as possible and all our plastic consumption from each product made, making us a brand that is plastic neutral.
We account for all the plastics (regenerated plastic as well) in our products by offsetting the weight of each of our products and polybags for every collection with Seven Clean Seas.
We account for the emissions used in the shipping of all our products globally, including the shipping of all our samples and fabric that comes from Italy and manufactured in Sri Lanka as well as the emissions used to make all our garments in the factory with Ecologi. We also offer everyone who shops with us an option to offset their consumption by opting in on planting their very own trees at the shopping checkout stage with Ecologi.
SEVEN CLEAN SEAS (SCS)
Seven Clean Seas (SCS) is an ocean clean-up organisation based in Singapore. Since its inception in 2018, SCS has recovered over 270,000kg of plastic pollution from the marine environment alone and focuses on infrastructure and technology solutions to stop plastic from reaching the ocean.
SCS works with local coastal communities, creating infrastructure in the worst affected areas, whilst making a positive impact on our planet’s future. Focusing on Bintan initially, their goal is to recover plastic from the marine protected area to the East whilst installing systems to collect, sort and process plastics from the surrounding communities.
Together with Seven Clean Seas, we have removed 200kgs of plastic from our oceans via their waste management projects. Find out more about the waste management projects here: https://www.sevencleanseas.com/projectsClick here to view the certificate.
The carbon offset projects we fund to offset our footprint rotate each month between top-quality projects that avoid greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere (such as renewable energy projects which displace existing fossil fuel energy).
Ecologi only funds offset projects which meet the highest verification standards, such as Gold Standard or Verified Carbon Standard.
You may view the projects here: https://ecologi.com/projects
We offset our carbon footprint with Ecologi, who invests in a broad range of projects that are able to evidence that they are reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Each month we support a range of carbon reduction projects that are certified at the very highest level by Gold Standard and equivalent with Ecologi.
Currently, we have offset 6 tonnes of CO2e (the estimated footprint for our gold dust collection), which is equivalent to 14,886 miles driven in a car. We have supported two gold standard projects:
1. Wind power generation in Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam
2. Preserving Amazonian rainforest in BrazilClick here to view the certificate.
What can we do next and how can we do better? With a goal to improve and do better, these are questions we ask ourselves all the time.
In five years time, 2025, we aim to be a Net-Zero Carbon brand. By 2030, we aim to be carbon-positive.
Our mission is to account for the carbon and plastic usage for the five stages of the product’s life cycle and account for our footprint accordingly: Sourcing, Manufacturing, Transportation, Consumption and Disposal.We are constantly staying up to date with the latest environmental studies and tools to help reduce microfiber shedding as well as working towards more plant based materials for our future collections. While no material is 100% sustainable, we are always open to hearing more ideas and ways to improve the sustainability of the fabrics we use!
The absolute dream is to be able to completely account for the disposal of our items, where customers can return their items to us and we recycle them back into beautiful brand new products for our community. A beautifully circular, closed looped system is what we work towards.