LET'S TALK SUSTAINABILITY
Each year, millions of tonnes of plastic find their way into our oceans. These plastics come from a diverse range of sources - from commercial and recreational ships and vessels, fishing and aquaculture operations, to land based sources, street litter, dumping, packaging (including plastic bags), plastic sheeting and production waste. Collectively, small steps can have huge impacts on a healthier planet and more sustainable future.
We are making conscious steps towards sustainability and we are committed to minimising our footprint on the planet, through our business practices and manufacturing processes. As part of our journey towards sustainability, we have introduced a range of premium Italian and American swimwear textiles. These fabrics use regenerated materials salvaged from our oceans. The result is beautiful, luxury fabric using 100% regenerated nylon and plastic that has the potential to be recycled infinitely.
OUR PRINTED FABRICS
For our printed fabrics, we use REPREVE®, a luxury performance fibre made from recycled plastic bottles. To guarantee the recycled content of the fabric, REPREVE® uses a tracing technology that verifies recycled content claims.
The company that makes REPREVE®, Unifi, is a global textile solutions company that has recycled over 20 billion plastic bottles to date.
OUR TEXTURED AND LINING FABRICS
Most of our textured and lining fabrics are made from ECONYL®, a type of regenerated nylon made from waste from landfills and oceans. The fabric is endlessly regenerable. Going beyond the conventional recycling process, ECONYL® uses regeneration which ensures that the new fabric is exactly the same as virgin raw nylon - meaning the fabric has like-new qualities and can be infinitely recycled and recreated into new products.
To put the impact of ECONYL® into numbers, for every 10,000 tons of ECONYL® material made, it spares 57,100 tones of carbon dioxide being emitted into the atmosphere and 70,000 barrels of crude oil from being used.
Our packaging is kept minimal, is biodegradable with no toxic residues (or micro-plastics!), and is compostable. As part of our commitment to protecting our beautiful planet, ALULU also donates monthly to Surfaid and Take3fortheSea. It makes us so happy to be learning and growing towards a more sustainable future for the planet and its inhabitants!
From the fabrics we choose, to our dying processes and right through to the artisans we choose to work with, we believe that collectively, small steps can have big impacts for future generations.
ABOVE AWARD WAGES PAID
Our garment factory supports a diverse workplace. The senior management team are all female and engage a workforce with significant cultural and religious diversity.
REGULAR AUDITS OF OUR FACTORY
Above award/minimum wages are paid and the factory is regularly audited to ensure staff are paid correctly and to ensure environmental requirements are met.
FLEXIBLE WORKING CONDITIONS
The factory provides workers with flexible working conditions as schools in Bali have two sittings. This allows staff to pickup/drop off children in their care.
Workers are paid overtime, sick leave, annual leave, pension benefits and annual bonuses.
We are making conscious steps towards sustainability and we are committed to minimising our footprint on our planet. As part of this, we have introduced a range of premium Italian and American textiles which use regenerated materials salvaged from our oceans.