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ECO-TOTE MATERIALS

 
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HEMP

HEMP is a naturally strong, breathable, and durable fibre. It is fast becoming the ideal fabric of the future due to its low impact on the environment. Hemp has high resistance to pests and it's dense growth does not require chemicals of any kind. As well as being 100% compostable at the end of its life, the plant regenerates and improves soil health as it grows. Hemp bags are rot resistant, can be machine washed and have a texture like linen.

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ORGANIC COTTON

ORGANIC COTTON farmers use non-genetically modified crops and abstain from any synthetic pesticides and fertilisers, which are harmful and damaging to both people and the environment. Producing certified organic cotton requires less water and energy, and the end result is a  strong, natural fabric that makes an organic bag washable and easy care for reuse.

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RECYCLED POLYESTER (RPET)

RECYCLED P.E.T (Polyethylene Terephthalate) fabric uses plastic bottles to produce a recycled polyester fibre which not only reduces landfill, it causes far less air pollution than making new P.E.T. Recycled pet is a strong durable, performance fibre as it wicks away moisture and guarantees easy care. Clean Up Australia statistics show that only 3% of plastic is recycled and the remaining 97% goes into landfill or our waterways. A Recycled P.E.T bag can be recycled with soft plastics in its end use.

 
 

 

ETHICAL & SUSTAINABLE

The 10 principles of Fair Work conditions we are committed to are as outlined by the WFTO (World Fair Trade Organisation).

  1. Creating Opportunities for Disadvantaged Producers

  2. Transparency and Accountability

  3. Fair Trade Practices

  4. Fair Payment

  5. No Child Labour, No Forced Labour

  6. No Discrimination, Gender Equity, Freedom of Association

  7. Good Working Conditions

  8. Capacity Building

  9. Promote Fair Trade

  10. Respect for the Environment

CERTIFIED

 
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FAIRTRADE:

The FAIRTRADE International certificate works mainly from Cotton farms, yarn, processing till finished product and ensures Farmers get Premium price for their cotton and the product is made fairly. FAIRTRADE is a designation developed to help consumers support products that come from farms that have been certified to provide fair wages and safe working conditions.

GOTS - Global Textile Standard:

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, organic yarn and organic dyes including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.

BCI - Better Cotton Initiative:

The Better Cotton Standard System (BCI) is a holistic approach to sustainable cotton production which covers all three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social and economic. Each of the elements – from the Principles and Criteria to the monitoring mechanisms which show results and impact – work together to support the Better Cotton Standard System, and the credibility of Better Cotton and BCI. The system is designed to ensure the exchange of good practices, and to encourage the scaling up of collective action to establish Better Cotton as a sustainable mainstream commodity.

Organic 100 / Organic Blended:

The Organic Content Standard (OCS) covers the use of certified organically grown materials in any product. The 100 logo may be used for products with at least 95 per cent organically grown material, as long as the remaining percentage is not the same type of material. The Blended logo may be used for products containing at least 5 per cent organically grown material. The remaining percentage may be the same variety of material. 

ISO9001:

ISO 9001 is the world's most widely recognised Quality Management System (QMS). It belongs to the ISO 9000 family of quality management system standards (along with ISO 9004), and helps organisations to meet the expectations and needs of their customers.

OEKO-TEX:

The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is an International accepted certificate to ensure the process of chemicals without harm to the environment and are human friendly. OEKO-TEX® is a worldwide consistent, independent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing levels, as well as accessory materials used.

REPREVE:

Made by world innovative sustainable fibre developers, Unifi, Repreve is a family of synthetic fibres containing recycled materials. A polyester fibre, Repreve is the leading, most trusted, branded performance fibre made from recycled materials (including plastic bottles).

 
Harvesting Hemp

Harvesting Hemp

The people that make our bags

The people that make our bags

One of our sustainable off-grid Chinese factories

One of our sustainable off-grid Chinese factories