At a time where conscious consumption and knowledge are key in making informed decisions, learn more about the sustainable and innovative practices being used by these designers fighting to slow down the system.
Sustainability and ethical production are at the heart of Maggie Marilyn’s values. With a commitment to making every garment as locally as possible, 95% of the collection is crafted in New Zealand by a small team of makers, all of which have a close relationship to the brand. Maggie Marilyn makes use of raw, repurposed and recycled materials, ensuring that all fabrics are kind to the planet.
Conscious creation and pioneering sustainability are a core value at Peony. All fabrics used are crafted from recycled content, including custom textures, printed fabrics and inner lining, by which the brand uses significantly less resources and reduces the carbon footprint of the fabric. Peony makes use of compostable and biodegradable packaging throughout their entire supply chain.
Sustainability is inherent to the brand at Holly Ryan and is one of the most important considerations when creating a piece. Designed to be cherished forever, all jewellery pieces are crafted locally in Australia from recycled materials and stones are sourced ethically. The Holly Ryan Recycling Initiative forms the basis of the brands sustainability philosophy whereby customers are invited to retour pre-owned jewellery for store credit, creating a closed loop cycle.
Creating high quality products that stand the test of time is at the heart of BONDI BORN’S design philosophy. All fabrics used by BONDI BORN are also OEKO-TEX Certified which means they do not release any harmful substances that can be hazardous to people's health. Their signature Sculpteur fabric has a very low carbon footprint of 2.14, which is 10 times lower than fabrics crafted from recycled plastic. All BONDI BORN packaging is consciously chosen to be plastic free and 100% recyclable or compostable, inclusive of swing tags, satchels, and hygiene labels.
Rejina Pyo believes that sustainability begins with consciously creating products that last a long time in both craftsmanship and design. The brand makes use of luxury materials such as wool, alpaca and silk within collections due to their quality, longevity and the fact that they require very little water and energy use in caring for them. With an aim to reduce waste, the brand keeps packaging to a minimum, using recycled or FSC certified paper or cardboard when necessary in an effort to eliminate single use plastic.
Brazilian-based sneaker brand Veja has set itself apart from all other sneaker manufacturers. Since 2004, the brand has purchased 195 tons of wild rubber, enabling the preservation of 120 000 hectares of the Amazon forest. The organic cotton used by VEJA is made by farmer associations in Brazil and Peru that harvest it with respect for people and the environment. In order to improve their social and environmental impact, VEJA works with NGOs that provide support to cotton producers.