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In our move to producing sustainable swimwear, we know that this presents lots of questions for our brand. So we’re making sure we don’t leave anything out. We’ll show you everything from our carbon footprint and how we’re off setting that, to our factory audits and information.
We don’t have it all figured out. We’re not telling you all of this to show off, but more to show we’re doing our bit. It might not be everything we can do, but it’s our starting point and our aim is only to improve, learn and evolve as our brand grows.
Our current factory is based in Quanzhou, China, representatives from our production partners regularly visit the factory in order to meet the team there.
All factories are BSCI audited, the highest standard of factory audit in China. This ensures the factory adheres to all base level laws, such as working conditions, fair living wage, no discrimination. Not only this, but the audit consistently offers ways in which the factories can keep improving their offering.
The fabric is produced within China and comes with scope GRS certification (Global Recycled Standard) we use a mixture of post-consumer recycled polyester and elastane as at present there is not a globally accepted recycled elastane substitute.
Our garments are produced ethically and made from recycled polyester with a minimum recyclable content of 85%. We strive to reach a higher content than this and our first collection is made from 97% recycled polyester and 3% elastane.
Our aim is to continuously evolve, finding new materials and methods by which to become 100% recyclable across all products. Our garment bags are made from the factory offcuts of the material used in making the products.
The fabric is produced within China and comes with scope GRS certification (Global Recycled Standard) and is made from post-consumer recycled polyester.
We know that as a sustainable brand, we have to do more than just use recycled material. The effect of brands on our planet is exponential so we have to work together in order to reverse that effect. However, we are also putting our hat in the ring of one of the most competitive markets, trying to give a sustainable brand the spotlight it deserves hoping that this in turn will give consumers an accessible sustainable alternative to their usual shopping habits. As we planned our first incredible trip to the Maldives, it was obvious to us that offsetting our carbon emissions was non-negotiable and that, is where we found MoreTrees.
MoreTrees, a small business just like ours, came to us with the opportunity to offset our carbon as a business by calculating the number of trees needed to offset those emissions. They utilise worldwide partners in order to plant trees in deforested areas, plus they allow all brands to be much more transparent about their effect on our planet. Alan, CEO of MoreTrees calculated our trip would emit 2,559kg of carbon and we would need to plant 117 trees (9 trees per person to be exact) to offset this, so that’s exactly what they did for us.
Whilst we can’t wait to explore many more beautiful locations, it’s really the ‘every day’ running of any brand that requires action. So with that in mind, with every order placed, we’ll plant a tree to offset this, in your name! Plus we’ll putting extra in to cover all of the travel our products go through.
Ultimately MoreTrees is our starting point, to being more aware of our effect on this planet. Sometimes, that doesn’t have to be a huge change, just understanding how we can evoke change is enough to start.