Materials

At Glassons sourcing our textiles responsibly remains our focus.

Over the last 2 years we have been working hard to ensure these textiles have verified environmental improvements, with transparency and certification at the forefront of this.

We have aligned ourselves with globally recognised certifications to ensure our sustainability journey is genuine.

Our product sustainability strategy has been built around 5 main product categories that aim to overarch our product ranges and we are excited to be partnering with the most respected textile certification programs available.

These categories have been identified as, Recycled, Traceable, Planet Conscious, Vintage and Upcycled.

Recycled Fibres

Recycled Fibres

Using Recycled fibres decreases the production of virgin raw materials, and helps divert waste from going to landfill, lessening the dependency on fossil fuels. We have partnered with the Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certification program for the sourcing and certification of recycled fibres, and we are committed to full certification by 2022.

TRACEABLE FIBRES

Traceable Fibres

The traceability of our natural fibres is fundamental to our responsible sourcing practices at Glassons. Traceable Fibres are those that we can trace back to the source. We have partnered with some of the world's most valued certification groups that focus on sustainably managed fibre processing.

PLANET CONSCIOUS

Planet Conscious

Our planet conscious category looks at both certification of cotton fibres sourced and eco-friendly processes. There are many elements that go into the production of cotton textiles. We have spent a long time researching how we can most responsibly source our cotton, we're at the start of this journey and we will continue to research and develop our ranges.

VINTAGE

Vintage

As part of our sustainability journey to reduce our impact on the planet, we want to bring the revival of relevant trends to our customers through vintage clothing. Each piece is repurposed, reused and then re-loved!

Target

To continue to integrate and complement our range

Where to find it?

We have vintage T-shirts, shorts, dresses, and more available at selected stores in New Zealand and Australia. Click here to find your closest store.

Why?

We love that vintage clothing can be revived, and clothes should be worn again and again.

UPCYCLED FABRIC

Upcycled Fabroc

Upcycling is the process of generating new garments from left over material. This reduces the burden on landfill and slows down virgin textile production. We recognise the importance of reducing our reliance on virgin materials. In partnership with suppliers we are trying to source discarded fabric as well as off-cuts.

Target

We are working towards Upcycling becoming a significant component of our sustainability journey throughout 2021.

Where to find it?

Hair accessories and selected denim

Why?

To reduce landfill and offer end of life solutions