Low Impact Dyeing
Our fabrics themselves are dyed in India, using low-impact methods that require less water, less heat, and produce less waste runoff than regular chemical dyeing processes. They also conform with the European Union's criteria for eco-friendly pigments; they have no heavy metals, or known toxic substances.
The dyeing process conforms to international colour-fastness standards for perspiration, rubbing, sunlight, and washing. Once our fabric has been milled to our specification, we check lab-dip samples of the colours that we have chosen before they are dyed. Our supplier has worked very hard and are accredited with the following certifications; GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), Fairtrade and SAI (Social Accountability International).
We're extremely lucky to be able to screen print our garments right here in New Zealand and even luckier to be using OEKO-TEX®, certified water-based inks. Screen printing does not come without its downsides and our partners are dedicated to implementing a 'Reduce, Reuse and Recycle' program that they have worked very hard to achieve. Check out their innovative practices below.