We only use sustainable fabrics in our production and we believe in producing high quality, timeless pieces that are well constructed and built to last for years, not months.
Our designs are made in small batches and not mass produced. By doing this we increase quality and eliminate excess production and waste.
We are all for the proper care and love of your garments so with every purchase you get an Outfyt laundry bag (that filters microplastics too!). Don’t forget to use it as it will help you protect your
garments in the wash to ensure they have a full lifespan.
Waste? No Thanks
All single-use plastics have been removed from our supply chain. Our garments are packaged in biodegradable and compostable cassava bags. We have removed the garment label by printing the details directly onto the textile and our hang tags are printed on FSC certified
afforested paper with soy-ink.
ECONYL® Regenerated Nylon
All our designs are made from ECONYL® Regenerated Nylon. It is made by recovering nylon waste – such as fishing nets from the oceans and aquaculture, fabric scraps from mills and carpets destined for landfill – and turning it into virgin quality nylon yarn. It's exactly the same as brand new nylon and can be recycled, recreated and remoulded again and again.
The ECONYL® Regenerated Nylon is then blended with LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fibre, a unique technology that makes fashion tougher so it can fight against fading and hold its shape wear after wear. This fibre technology is designed to provide a long-lasting fit and resist degradation from chlorinated water, the heat and sunscreen lotions up to 10 times longer than unprotected fabrics.
STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®
It is one of the world's best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. It stands for customer confidence and high product safety.
You can be certain that this textile has been tested for harmful substances and that the article therefore is harmless in human ecological terms.
Find out more about the STANDARD 100 certification here
Global Recycle Standard (GRS)
The GRS is an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices and chemical restrictions.
The GRS is intended to meet the needs of companies looking to verify the recycled content of their products and to verify responsible social, environmental and chemical practices in their production. The objectives of the GRS are to define requirements to ensure accurate content claims and good working conditions, and that harmful environmental and chemical impacts are minimised.
01 Rescue The ECONYL® Regeneration System starts with rescuing waste, like fishing nets, fabric scraps, carpet flooring and industrial plastic from landfills and oceans all over the world. That waste is then sorted and cleaned to recover all of the nylon possible.
02 Regenerate Through a radical regeneration and purification process, the nylon waste is recycled right back to its original purity. That means ECONYL® regenerated nylon is exactly the same as virgin nylon.
03 Remake ECONYL® regenerated nylon is processed into carpet yarn and textile yarn for the fashion and interior industries.
04 Reimagine The beauty of ECONYL® regenerated nylon is that it has the potential to be recycled infinitely, without ever losing its quality. We believe circular design is the future and using ECONYL® is our first step on that journey.
90% of plastics and food scraps end up in landfill, and in that environment, they turn into methane which is a deadly enemy of our Planet. Hero Packaging specialise in mailers that are 100% home compostable, but also made from such materials (cornstarch and cassava roots) that if they ended up in landfill, they would still break down with no waste.
We ship our single items out in these eco-friendly mailers.
Better Packaging Co
Home compostable and fully biodegradable mailers made out of corn starch (from corn not fit for consumption), PLA (Polylactide, which is made from waste corn too and other plants) and PBAT (Polybutyrate Adipate Terephthalate). Read more about their full lifecycle impact here.
We ship our bigger orders out in these eco-friendly mailers.
Made from cassava starch, its bags are non-toxic, sturdy, biodegradable and compostable in months, certified non-GMO, and contain zero petroleum-based components. The bags are edible and safe for animals as well as dissolvable in water.
Our manufacturer uses Avani's bags to pack our clothes.
We only work with trusted manufacturers that have the same sustainable vision as us.
The water is taken from the company boreholes, then it’s used for three different production cycles. First, it is used to cool down the knitting machines oil. Second, it is treated and used for cooling down the dyeing machinery. Third, it is collected and re-used for rinsing fabrics after they are dyed. Next it is fed to the company internal water homogenisation plant. After the water is equalised, it is introduced into the consortium waste water treatment plant where it is chemically, physically and biologically treated after which, the clean water is discharged into the river, without any polluting content.
62.3% of the water used in the production process in 2019 was actually recycled. In just one year they have recovered and re-used over 551,972 m3 of water, which is equal to the annual consumption of about 8600 people.
The electricity used in the manufacturing processes comes exclusively from renewable sources. 1,286,078 kwh was saved in 2018, which is equal to the annual energy consumption per capita of over 1900 people.
Thanks to an innovative cogeneration plant, they have independently produced over 10.590.000 kwh of energy, i.e. the power needed to light up 15 Eiffel towers for one year. 61% of their total consumption.
Thanks to their cutting-edge fumes treatment plant, their emissions into the atmosphere are 10 times lower than the limits set by the European law.
In 2019 they prevented 2,425,000 kg of CO2 from being released into the environment. This is equivalent to the amount of emissions produced by cars if they were to go round the world 530 times.
99% of the waste they produce is recycled and re-used, so the equivalent of the content of 160 garbage trucks avoids ending up in the landfill.
Their sustainability mission is very similar to ours as they predominantly use organic fabrics, organic dyes and bio-degradable packaging. They have a zero water pollution policy in place. The pattern drawing and planning is computerised so as to make sure that there is minimal scrap fabrics when cutting patterns and any left-over fabric scraps are donated to a local charity where they make saleable goods.
Their employees are paid well over the minimum wage monitored by the Indonesian Manpower Department with decent working hours and they receive double wages for working overtime. The working conditions are on-par to western standards and we can attest to this as we conduct quarterly visits to the factory. All employees receive free medical insurance which covers doctors' fees, prescribed medication and hospitalisation which is also extended to their spouse and up to three children. Other employee perks include a healthy freshly cooked meal for lunch every day. They have a strict no discrimination policy and no child labour practices. One thing we love about them is that they love animals and take care of lots of stray cats and dogs.
Our sustainability efforts also extend to our boutique at 35 Haji Lane
- Purchase renewable energy for 100% of the power used in our boutique
- Offset our carbon footprint for water usage
- Only use efficient LED lighting
- Use email receipts instead of printing them out
- Switch to half capacity of air conditioning when the store does not have customers
- Clean and place all recyclables into our recycling bin
- Use reusables for consumption of take-away drinks and food consumed during office hours