Sustainability & Ethics
At Goolife, we’ve teamed up with our-trace.com to become a Climate Positive Brand. This means we have gone beyond achieving carbon neutrality to actually creating a positive environmental benefit by removing additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Through independently verified projects more carbon is being removed than what we produce in our already sustainability focused supply chain. We are currently contributing to the Mount Sandy Conservation project, which is a land conservation project in partnership with the traditional land owners, the Ngarrindjeri people. Another project that we are very excited to be supporting is the Rimba Raya Peatlands Conservation project in Indonesia. We feel it is important to support environmental conservation projects not only in our home country, but also in beautiful Indonesia where we produce our clothing. Click here to read more about our current projects with Trace.
We aim to produce the most ethical and sustainable products that we possibly can while maintaining the unique aesthetic that make our designs special. In every part of our creative process, from design development, through production, marketing and distribution we are aiming to minimise our negative impact on the environment and ensure the ethical treatment of the people in our supply chain. This is a journey for us and will always be a work in progress but we are committed to continuing to make our research and improvement in this area a top priority.
We care deeply about the state of the world and our impact on the environment and with each new collection we are trying to improve as much as possible. The fashion industry on a whole is responsible for a great deal of harm and as a business that produces physical products to sell, we will never be able to be completely environmentally sustainable but there are ways to be more responsible. There are many sustainable practices that we already have in place and many more that we are aiming for, and there are always new ways to improve and in this respect we plan to be continuously evolving our approach.
- Minimising Negative Environmental Impact through sustainable practices
- Offsetting to remain Climate Positive
- Ethical Treatment of all Workers in our Supply Chain
WHAT WE'VE DONE SO FAR:
MINIMISING NEGATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
- All mailers are compostable (made from corn)
- We use minimal packaging and only what is absolutely necessary
- All our cards are printed on recycled paper card
- Our courier service is a carbon neutral company
- We use Organic cotton materials wherever possible
- Minimise wastage by designing patterns for most efficient fabric use
- Researching into sourcing more sustainable fabrics for 2023
- All products that are not suitable for sale ie samples and damaged goods are upcycled or sold at a discount during pop up events or on Depop
- We do not use animal fur, feathers or leather in any of our products
- We have significantly reduced the amount of synthetic materials we work with and currently our usage is less than 2% as the spandex element in some of our fabrics.
OFFSETTING TO REMAIN CLIMATE POSITIVE
- Teamed up with our-trace.com to offset emissions each year to remain Climate Positive
ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ALL WORKERS IN OUR SUPPLY CHAIN
- We are intentional when selecting our manufacturers - choosing only small businesses who share our values and ethics
- Ensure that statutory minimum wage is adhered to in our supply chain
- Yearly visits and regular contact with our workshop and suppliers
- Ensure that all workers are of a legal working age and are treated fairly
- Focus on building long term relationships with suppliers and working together to improve standards
Currently we are trying to show more transparency in what we do to address these issues. We are committed to sharing more about this journey and we will be providing more updates to let you know how the process is developing so please stay connected here, through our newsletter and on social media!
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