It's All About The Fabrics
Each country has differing laws and regulations for appropriate working conditions and processes. Third party certifications such as GOTS, GRS and Oeko-Tex help us navigate this although we do work with some small suppliers who are yet to be certified. Certifications can be incredibly expensive and we want to support small businesses who we know are doing amazing things but who cannot yet afford certification.
Movement In Action
As a small business we are constantly working on ways to confront our carbon footprint. We take steps in calculating our emissions and offsetting them where possible.
We’re actively working on the UN Sustainable Development Goal 12 – Responsible Consumption & Production. We use small certified mills in India and Turkey for our Organic Cotton’s. Along with bigger accredited mills for our Recycled Polyesters, Repreve and Thread International which are all certified and accredited companies making a good impact on our planet. We also source from local wholesalers that source fabrics from designers who have surplus that would otherwise be disposed of in our landfills.
We use a zero waste approach to our designs, minimising our production waste at the initial craft stage. We keep any leftover fabric scraps
for various small projects such as pet bandanas, scrunchies and protective face masks.
Our people, our planet, our problem.
We know we’re not perfect but hey who is? At Havilah we do the best we can by being very mindful of the impact we make in the fashion industry have on our precious planet. We are always working on ways to become a more sustainable, transparent and circular economy.
We understand we have a popular ethos that many brands strive to do and we are thrilled to part of the change in cycle, to us this is a norm and part of our mindset – we hope it's ever growing in the fashion community.