First of all, thank you for clicking this link because that means you care, and thats amazing because showing an interest in sustainability is the first step to helping our planet.
Sustainability is far more than fabrics, it's a culture, and one that Airbrushed Intimates™ is founded on. To be sustainable requires the dedication towards all things environmental; including research, design, production, packaging, marketing and charitable support. All of which brands should be transparent about, because everyone should have the right to know who made their clothes.
Airbrushed Intimates™ is committed to sharing our sustainable journey with you; all of which can be found below.
More specifically, our manufacturing is at ApparelTASKER; who perceive responsible manufacturing as being able to take responsibility for your own products, for the environment, and for your customers and employees. As a result, they hope that in the future, responsibility will not be just in their portfolio, but that it becomes an industry standard in its own right. The eco policies of ApparelTASKER are in line with the international standard ISO14001:2015, to ensure that environmental impacts are being measured and improved. Essentially, they are the gold standard of ethical production.
Some of the ethical manufacturing highlights are:
- A zero-waste approach to garment production by monitoring every step of production to ensure there are no rejects.
- The extension of the life of a garment through careful design decisions to embrace slow fashion.
- Collaboration with suppliers that only operate ethically.
- Exceeding the industry requirements with higher wages and world-class working conditions.
- Energy saving servo motors on all equipment (80-90% saving to traditional clutch motor).
- Exclusively using DHL Go-Green service for any deliveries required.
- Packaging products in biodegradable, eco friendly packaging
- Offering a repair and mend service on most garments.
- Low minimums on orders for quality over quantity.
For more information, and their Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit, click here.
With a key part of sustainability being the longevity of clothing, we are proud to design and manufacture all of our clothing in Britain, within the heart of London.
British design & manufacturing has many benefits:
1. Quality: as the most sustainable option is to wear your clothing, a lot.
2. Carbon Footprint: Minimise pollution from shipping clothing abroad.
3. Human Rights: Keeping production close by allows face-to-face communication to ensure all workers are happy and treated fairly.
We are directly involved with our suppliers and communicate with them on a regular basis through factory visits, phone calls and emails. We aim to have our entire supply chain in Europe to reduce our travel footprint.
The debut collection is made from Econyl, a soft, stretchy and recycled fabric sourced from Aquafil based in Arco, Italy. For more information on why we chose this particular fabric click here.
We have also used recycled polyester as a trim for the elastic logo band, and any products in future that feature a logo band will be be sourced from Weavabel, based in Yeadon (North of Leeds), UK. The products that they supply adhere to the criteria set out in accordance with the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, and they are also are certified to the FSC chain-of-custody standard.
The second collection, to be released before the close of 2020, is made from Organic cotton (95% Organic Cotton, 5% Elastane). Our cotton is certified by GOTS (License number BCS 26126), and to the Oeko-Tex Standard 100. Other trims may include bra clasps or adjusters, all of which were sourced from family-run Contour Stretch Fabrics based in Nottingham, UK.
Please note: The entire product range is, and always will be vegan.
As well as being a solution on waste, compared to purchasing conventional Nylon, your Airbrushed upcycled sets have:
REDUCED the global warming impact of nylon by up to 80% compared to the material from oil.
SAVED 70,000 Barrels of crude oil per 10,000 tons produced.
AVOIDED 57,100 tonnes of CO2 emissions per 10,000 tons produced.
Made from 90% recycled materials and completely recyclable, our paper pulp mailer boxes are plastic-free yet designed to be rigid and safe for sending intimates straight to your door.
Not only is it essential for eco-friendly packaging to be made from sustainable materials, it is vital that they are fit-for-purpose. We see too many cases of sustainable products being delivered in huge excessive boxes that in turn contribute to unnecessary waste. To avoid this, we will always source the smallest possible box to securely fit your intimates in, which for the first collection happened to be teenie-tiny letterbox size!
For more information on our Europe-based packaging supplier, Packhelp, click here.
Inside, your intimates are carefully wrapped in recyclable tissue paper and finally, sealed with a paper sticker.
In addition to our sustainable manufacturing and products, we try to keep all of our choices as sustainable as we possibly can:
Charity partnership to give back all that we can to the community and planet.
Sustainable fabrics chosen, and constant research is carried out to ensure we continue to source the best we can for our planet as advancements are made in the fabric industry.
Plastic free and recyclable packaging.
The use of social media to promote sustainable fashion.
Minimal travel, most meetings we aim to hold online over Skype and if travel is required, public transport is prioritised.
Paperless options always prioritised, such as electronic contracts and online marketing.