ETHICS + SUSTAINABILITY POLICY

Ethics & Sustainability

Our label is underpinned by the core values of Integrity, Authenticity, Fairness, Optimism & Creativity. We use these values to guide our daily operations & longer-term strategies, toward better outcomes for people & planet, via something that every human being connects with on a daily basis; clothing.

Our endless quest to find purpose in meaningful work that has positive impact, is what unites us internally & with likeminded associates, collaborators & fashion lovers.

 

Integrity

We make honesty & strong moral principles a priority in our day to day activities & our long-term strategies. We aim to exist within the fashion eco system in a fair & ethical manner, offering honest products with sincerity, to build trust within the industry, with our peers & fashion lovers alike.

 

Authenticity

We always remain open & honest about our position on key Ethical & Sustainable goals & initiatives. We abhor Greenwashing & work to positively highlight & remove any of this practice from the Industry.

 

Fairness

We work for fairness & equality, both within our direct sphere of influence & within the broader fashion industry. We work to maintain a supportive & positive workplace environment by valuing the diverse & unique skills, experience & talent of each member of the community, treating everyone with kindness, fairness & respect.

Optimism

We remain optimistic about our ability to create a better future. We seek out opportunities to find the positive in potential downfalls & work with likeminded individuals to leverage combined people power, in order to drive heightened results for both short & long-term goals.

 

Creativity

Creativity underpins our ability to inspire others & stimulate more conscious fashion choices. Through the much-loved medium of fashion, we leverage creativity to visually & emotionally inspire people to ask questions, become involved & take accountability for using their purchasing power to drive better social & environmental outcomes within the fashion industry.

 

Fair Trade

All sticks + stone garments are crafted in a local Australia production house based in Brisbane, Queensland (Kershon, Mansfiled).

All who play a role in the design, development & production of our garments are working in safe, clean & ethical environments where the protection of human rights is paramount. All purchases of sticks + stone garments support the livelihood of positive production environments & talented garment workers in Australia.

All of our employees & contractors working conditions either meet or exceed regulations in the Australian Federal Fair Work Act 2009, which provides a safety net of minimum entitlements, enables flexible working arrangements & fairness at work & prevents discrimination against employees.

 

Organic Materials

All sticks + stone products are crafted with beautiful, environmentally conscious fabrics. 

We use Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Certified, Sustainable, Organic Cotton Materials, that are completely free of the use of synthetic chemicals such as pesticides + fertilisers. All of these fabrics are coloured with the use of all natural, non-toxic dyes.

All of our materials are sourced via local Australian Suppliers OCC Apparel & Fern Textiles, who obtain all organic materials from locations in India.

 

Sustainable Practices

All of our garments are designed with minimal waste in mind. From the actual designs themselves with consideration to minimal textile & trim waste, right through to altering our design patterns to make better use of the particular fabric that we are using.

We also donate any remaining textile off cuts & trim to local charity initiatives that recreate them into useful things like reusable shopping bags.

We are plastic free! We only utilise recycled & recyclable product for all packaging & office stationary needs + we avoid printing any documents at all costs!

Shipping

We are proud to use Sendle for all Australian domestic & international deliveries. Sendle is a registered B corporation & Australia’s first carbon neutral delivery service.

Partnering with Climate Friendly, Sendle offset the emissions of every parcel that they collect & deliver, meaning that your delivery won’t have a negative social or environmental impact.

 

Privacy

Our website provider (Shopify) implements scanning on a regular basis for security holes & known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. They also use regular Malware Scanning.

All sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. We also implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of personal information. All transactions are processed through a gateway provider & are not stored or processed on our servers.

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties our customers Personally Identifiable Information.