Fabric, homeware & packaging Sustainability

FABRIC AND DYES

Repreve

Our new 2023 activewear collections comprise of compression performance fabric that was developed using REPREVE®, an eco-friendly green fiber made from the recycling of discarded single use bottles that were destined for landfill. Constructed with sustainability, support, squat proof coverage and comfort in mind and also UPF 50+. Sustainability: OEKO-TEX® | REACH | GRS 

 

 

Our new 2023 Resortwear collection was developed using TENCEL™ fabric.  
TENCEL® fabric are produced by environmentally responsible processes from the sustainably sourced natural raw material wood. From their botanic origin, to the low environmental impact of production, to eventual biodegradability on disposal, TENCEL™ fibers exemplify sustainability in the textile industry. Benefits ranging from long-lasting softness to good colour retention and contribution to breathability.

Known for their natural comfort, TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers have gained a commendable reputation for their award-winning closed loop production process, which transforms wood pulp into cellulosic fibers with high resource efficiency and low environmental impact. 

We strive to ensure that the fabric production process minimises impact on the environment. We love that our first collections are OekoTex 100 certified. This ensures that raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of production are free of harmful substances. You can find more information on OEKO-TEX 100 here.

 

 

The dyes used in our first collections are Bluesign approved! This system guarantees the application of sustainable ingredients in a clean process. Therefore managing the natural resources soundly and responsibly, reduces water and air emissions, improves its waste water treatment and generally reduces its ecological footprint. - Yes SN babes we love this! You can find more information on Bluesign certification here.  

  

CARBON OFFSETTING  

 

 

There’s only one thing we’re more passionate about than our business… the planet! This is why we’re making an effort to use sustainable practices in every part of our business. We’ve teamed up with CarbonClick, a New Zealand company making it easy for people and businesses to help fight climate change.

CarbonClick looks like a green button at checkout. When you click it, a small contribution is added to your basket which purchases carbon offsets. These offsets reduce the environmental impact of the carbon emissions related to the purchase. CarbonClick’s offsets fund forest restoration, tree planting, and renewable energy projects around the world. We’re proud to be part of the fight against climate change.

We’ll be making our own contributions, and changing our practices to reduce our carbon footprint. We hope you’ll join us in creating a sustainable future, by choosing to CarbonClick with your purchase.

 

COCONUT BOWLS AND WOODEN SPOONS 


  

Coconut bowls, wooden spoons, bamboo cups and straws. Our mission: To replace plastic with natural products and in doing so inspire a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. All our Coconut bowls are reclaimed and are handcrafted by hand. Our wooden buddha spoons are made from reclaimed waste ebony wood. 
Bamboo cups and straws- Bamboo is one of the world's most renewable resources. Naturally sustainable - these cups, are made from the hollow bamboo stalks, where the base of the cup is the organic result of the joins in the bamboo. The unique colours of each cup is naturally created from the sugars of the bamboo. These cups are handcrafted by artisans.

 

PACKAGING

You will find that our tags and packaging are locally made in NZ and we strive for recycled or biodegradable content and vegetable oil printing where possible. 

 

LIMITED PRODUCTS RELEASED AND REPURPOSED FABRIC 

 

At SN we ensure that all our pieces developed are limited edition pieces to ensure that we are never over producing and any offcuts created out of the sewing process are given to childcare centres for art and play.

We also use repurposed dead stock fabric from other designers to help do our part by diverting this excess fabric from landfills.