SUSTAINABILITY AND ETHICS
Island’her is a small business dedicated to ethical practices.
Owner Carly runs all aspects of design, fabric selection and printing, customer service and the website from her home on the south coast of NSW, Australia.
Working closely with her are her two balinese colleagues Wayan and Agus. Wayan handles stock transfers while Agus and his family make all the garments in their home.
Small run production keeps our family business viable. All excess fabric is used to create unique surfboard socks and surplus swimwear is given to local surfer girls around Indonesia.
Since the end of 2022 all our collections are made from recycled fabrics such as Carvico and Repreve. These materials are made from recycled plastic bottles, old fishing nets and consumer waste.
Local surfer girls of West Java
- We produce limited quantities of products each collection, and only produce styles as required to minimise waste and limit our environmental impact.
- We have eliminated the use of water from our production processes.
- All customer orders are packaged in a reusable organic cotton drawstring bag.
- All orders are shipped using 100% biodegradable packaging.
Our chemically recycled nylon is made from used fishing nets, carpets, and pre-consumer plastic waste.
ECONYL® is certified by the Oeko-Tex® 100 Standard that ensures that no harmful substances are used in the production and dye process
Find out more at - https://www.carvico.com/en/nature-voice/recycled-fabrics/
Polyester yarn is comprised of post-consumer plastic bottles diverting plastic bottles from landfill and our oceans.
REPREVE ® Nylon yard is created from pre-consumer waste, which is created during the manufacturing process, like fabric scraps or yarn waste from weaving mills and spinning factories.
Find out more - https://repreve.com/