We are able to reduce the impact on our planet, through collaborating with our sustainability partners. See below businesses we have partnered with.
We partnered with The Better Packaging Co. in August 2020. They now produce all our Courier bags which are compostable. These are certified to international standards and are designed to compost in both industrial and home compost facilities.
Understanding that not everyone has a home compost, BCollected is The Better Packaging Co.'s Product Stewardship Scheme, this network is a simple and easy way for local communities to pool resources for the good of the planet. We will update you soon on details of our in store collection bins.
END OF CYCLE COLLABORATIONS
Textile waste is a well known global issue within the apparel industry, and at Glassons we have taken this very seriously over the last 5 years. We have reduced our textile waste by improving quality control, and internal processes.
We have partnered with The Formary in New Zealand and Worn Up in Australia to continue to our journey on end of cycle solutions.
"The Formary have been working towards radically reducing the environmental impacts of clothing and textiles in Aotearoa - adopting a circular approach; nurturing and testing new technologies and building awareness that the system needs to change. Along the way we've learned that creating truly new models cannot be done alone - to get there we need the right minds and ways of creating solutions. We are so excited to have Glassons and Hallenstein Brothers onboard, having joined Usedfully - Textile Reuse Programme led by The Formary."
BERNADETTE CASEY, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, THE FORMARY.
Worn Up is an Australian business fully committed to circularity solutions for textile waste. Founded by Annie Thompson, Worn Up is a Planet Ark Case study and member of the Product Stewardship Reference Group and is committed to a target of zero textiles in landfill by 2030.
Glassons are excited to partner with an ambitious team that thinks big, and have evolved to become an Impact Enterprise at the frontier of sustainability practices in the Australian textile industry.
Worn Up were one of the first Pilot participants in the newly formed NSW Circular and a collaboration partner with UNSW SMaRT Centre.
Glassons textile waste will be collected by Worn Up for inclusion into their existing and pilot programs experimenting with ideas of what can be done with textile waste, supporting circularity and sustainable practices.
"Having a partner like Glassons is amazing for us, and will allow us to create solutions that demonstrate what apparel companies can do to help make the world a better place and keep textiles out of landfill."Click here to learn more about Worn Up Australia.
ANNIE THOMPSON, FOUNDER, WORN UP.
Our communities are more important than ever and we're constantly looking for ways to support and strengthen the people and planet we're a part of.
The charities we currently support by donating textiles are; Women's Refuge, Salvation Army and RSPCA NSW. This continues to be a strong focus for 2021.