Reducing Waste Streams
EMREN scrutinises our waste streams during design, production and shipping.
We believe business can and should be done with low waste in mind by supporting recycled, plastic free and local suppliers and waste mindful services.
How EMREN Addresses Waste Streams
Requesting no plastic packaging from suppliers
Reusing or recycling all soft plastics received
Reusing or recycling all paper and cardboard
Sourcing, milling and dying fabric locally to reduce carbon emissions
Small batch production reduces chance of leftover stock when design updates are made
Collecting all unused fabric and trim scraps to be sent for fabric recycling through Upparel, Australia or Upcycle 4 Better
Employing highly skilled production team to minimise errors and maximise lifespan of our period pants
Using recycled card boxes, paper based tape and compostable mailing labels
We do not use compostable mailers as they are virgin materials, need composting facilities, have a short shelf life and often are incorrectly disposed of
Plain colour print created by fibre reactive dyes
Using majority natural fibres, which will breakdown faster at end of life
Using recycled materials for required synthetic waterproofing
Quality that lasts. See our cotton supplier - Australian Super CottonAustralian Super Cotton
Did you know?
Many big businesses who manufacture offshore receive every garment in a seperate plastic bag? So it arrived to you in a compostable or recycled box - but how did it arrive to them? Go on and ask!
The colouring process for fibers usually involves two or three steps- bleaching, dying and printing. These are energy, water and chemical intensive. Sustainable options around the colour of your garments are low-impact, natural/eco dyes or naturally pigmented fibers. How are your clothes dyed? Is the cute print worth it? Let's investigate the human and environmental impact of our choices.