Living by the sea, plastic pollution is something we witness everyday on our local beaches. Plastic bottles, bags, cups, straws, food wrappers, balloons, containers, toys, polystyrene, fishnets, ropes, textiles and microplastics. You can bet that every item of plastic you can think of is in the sea and with each tide comes a stark reminder of an issue that is otherwise out of sight, out of mind.
300 million tons of plastic is produced globally each year. It's estimated that only 10% of this is recycled, with an astonishing 8 million tons of disposed plastic waste entering our oceans annually. Rather than degrading, plastic breaks up into smaller toxic pieces which then enter the food chain and effect our entire eco-system.
1. The Big Picture
The fashion industry is the second largest polluter to our planet. Recognising this and doing something about it i
2. Respecting People
We work with an audited factory in China that takes necessary measures to avoid both environmental degradation, along with following and respecting the labour principles set out in the BSCI Code of Conduct which ensures a fair and safe working environment for all it's workers. This ethical business behaviour ensures that all workers have increased awareness of both their labour rights and human rights, along with access to grievance mechanisms if they feel their rights are not being met. BSCI principles also include fair pay, no forced or bonded labour, no child labour or workers below the legal minimum age, decent working hours (observed by law), no discrimination and equal opportunities. We feel a great amount of responsibility to maintain a stable business relationship with our supplier, which is turn gives the factory a reason to invest in continuously improving it's working conditions.