Our recycled polyester is made from recycled plastic bottles (certified post consumer use). Polyester (and plastics) are made from the raw material petroleum, which is a finite natural resource. So using plastic that already exists and turning this into polyester fibre eliminates the need to extract more of our precious natural resources (leaving them in the ground where they belong) while helping to divert waste from landfills and oceans.
Organic cotton is certified to be grown without the use of toxic chemicals. Organic farming protects farmers and local communities from inhaling toxic chemicals, having them pollute their waterways and degrade their soils. Organic cotton is estimated to use 88% less water, 62% less energy and produce 42% less carbon than conventional cotton.
Deadstock fabric is simply excess fabric that wasn’t used for its original purpose. Whether it was over produced at a fabric mill and not sold, or over purchased by a brand and not used. If not sold on and utilised, this fabric would typically end up in landfill. We believe in utilising and valuing what already exists so where we can, we make the most of using these beautiful fabrics.
Oeko-Tex certifies that fabrics are free from harmful chemicals, providing confidence they contain no toxic chemicals and are safe for us to wear.
We work with both New Zealand and International makers. Olivia has personal relationships with our NZ makers and visits their factories regularly. All international factories have been independently third party audited to ensure fair wages, working conditions and zero child or forced labour.