Our Sustainability Promise
Sustainability is extremely important to us at Après Sunday. This is the only planet we have and our serious lack of care for the environment has caused detrimental effects to our Earth. We know the fashion industry is one of the biggest polluters which is why it was important to us to provide a sustainable option for loungewear, and in the future other clothing items.
What does the word sustainability include to us? This term means the environment, people and animals are protected in the making of our clothing. This means using environmentally friendly materials, workers are paid a living wage, and we don't use animal products.
Our garments take weeks/months to make, we are not a fast fashion brand and want to do all we can to protect the people making our clothes as well as the planet. We also ship your items second class in order to not cause as much harm to the planet in carbon emissions as next day delivery etc, causes. We hope in the future we can afford to change our courier from Royal Mail to DHL Go Green in order to further reduce our carbon footprint. We also hope by the end of the year we can use only GOTS certified organic cotton.
All our garments are sustainably made from 100% organic cotton. This fabric is imported from Portugal and made here in the UK.
Portugal as part of the European union must follow European laws and regulations with labour laws and policies. However, as mentioned we are working on GOTS certification.
Our tote bags are sustainably made from recycled cotton and recycled polyester. These are also PETA approved Vegan, and you can read all about our supplier HERE.
Factory and Dyeing:
The factory, dye house and printing place that construct our garments are in the UK. We have a close relationship with our manufacturer, and you can see lots of behind the scenes by checking out our Instagram highlight BTS.
All workers are paid UK minimum wage or more by the company that hires them. We sub-contract work from each place we use and they tell us how much per garment it costs. Our garment maker works freelance (a sample studio) and tells us what/how much work he wants to accept and how long it will take him to fulfil our order. We also pay his required fee which is per garment.
Our dye house meets all compliance with UK regulations. They use non-toxic inks and the dye liquid is 100% biodegradable. When you wash our items they also don't release any harmful particles into the environment.
All of our packaging is eco-friendly. Our swing tags, stickers and thank you cards are all recyclable and/or made from recycled paper.
Our mailing bags are also carbon neutral, made from sugarcane, sustainably produced and recyclable.
We now have a reliable and sustainable label supplier for our brand, care and size labels. These are made from 100% recycled post-consumer polyester. These are also certified by the Global Recycled Standard and the Control Union.
Carbon Offset your purchase with us:
We are very excited to have teamed up with Greenr to give you the option to offset the carbon footprint of your purchase. When you add products to your basket, simply tick the option to add £1,00 to your order, and Greenr will do the rest.
By offsetting the emissions of your purchase, you are ensuring that your carbon footprint is offset via one of their reforestation, bore hole or fuel efficient stove projects.
Greenr's portfolio of projects specialise in having strong social and environmental benefits, having positive impacts on local employment, poverty rates and wildlife conservation. For more info visit www.gogreenr.co
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us via our email, firstname.lastname@example.org or through Instagram. If you also have any advice for what further information we can add please let us know, we are a small brand learning as we go so love any feedback from our customers.