Sustainable materials, sustainable manufacturing, sustainable delivery. That's right - at Ozone, we're sustainable every step of the way!
We plant trees
All of our current clothes are made of 100% organic cotton which means they are grown in a way that greatly lessens the negative impact on the environment. The crops aren’t treated with pesticides, insecticides, herbicides and genetically modified organisms which harm the wildlife eco-system.
Less water is used during the entire process and the process utilizes growing systems that replenish and maintain soil fertility and build biologically diverse agriculture.
Bulb is the energy provider for our offices. The electricity supplied to its members is 100% renewable – what this means in practical terms is that for every unit of electricity its customers use, Bulb ensures a unit is produced and put on the grid by a renewable source.
We are working with our manufacturers to move towards becoming more renewable and our water-based printing manufacturers also use bulb to offset any non-renewable energy used. We are constantly looking to find more renewable means of energy usage and will improve this as we grow!
All of our clothes are recyclable or made with recycled materials.
Our manufacturer uses recycled paper stickers for consignment labels rather than using plastic wallets that are stuck to the side of the box. They also re-use packaging, and use recyclable paper bubble wrap, recyclable paper tape and recycled garment boxes to send out orders.
We bear the OEKO-TEX standard 100 label. This certifies that all our textiles have been tested for harmful substances from yarns to the finished product!
We also only use 100% solvent-free water-based inks for our paper and garment printing. Most commercial screen printers print garments using plastisol inks, containing PVC and phthalates that are harmful to the environment and have been linked to numerous medical disorders. Plastisol inks also require the use of harmful solvents in the cleaning process.
Our water-based inks do not contain PVC or phthalates and we don’t need solvents to clean the screens down after they’ve been used – we can clean them with water!
We plan to offset any carbon we use throughout the year by planting trees and through various carbon offsetting projects!
This means we compensate the CO2 we emit by ensuring there is the same amount less in the atmosphere. Because one unit of CO2 has the same climate impact wherever it is emitted, the benefit is the same wherever it is reduced or avoided too.
Plastic-free! We are striving to have the most eco-friendly packaging on the planet. We send you your apparel in waterproof, compostable, reusable, vegan pouch mailers. Made from natural starch-based resins, these can be used in your food bin! It simply biodegrades without releasing deadly chemicals and weighs almost nothing, reducing fuel emissions.
We also only use recyclable kraft paper in our compostable mailers for cushioning and seal them with recyclable/compostable paper tape which is vegan and uses a natural adhesive. Even our shipping labels are made of sustainably sourced, renewable and recyclable paper and are thermally printed to reduce energy wastage and ink.
We made sure that we only source products from companies with robust ethical standards who are certified with the Fair Wear Foundation. One of our main garment suppliers researched their whole supply chain and achieved vegan accreditation!
At the end of each financial year, we check our books and plant a tree for every sale we made. So, the more you buy the more trees we plant! Why should you care? Well, this not only offsets any carbon we produced throughout the year and more, but it helps filter harmful air pollutants such as ozone carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide out of the air.
Not to mention, planting trees supports wildlife that require trees as part of their natural habitat.
All of our items are currently Vegan-Approved and/or bought from vegan-approved suppliers. This means: no animal-derived materials and no animal testing - what all companies should be striving for in the fashion industry! Unfortunately, a large majority still tests on animals or uses animal-derived materials for their clothes, such as leather, fur and bone.