Ethics and sustainability
I care about the impact we have on people and the environment, that's why I'm always looking for ways that Peachay can spread love to people and the planet. These are a few things things that we do to do our part.
As an Australian brand, I want to support our local manufacturers, that's why I've have moved the production to Melbourne to create the Chelsea Jean. The pattern making, washing, cutting and sewing is all done here in Australia. This also means that we reduce the milage between getting the product from the factory to you guys.
It's important to me that the men and women making Peachay Jeans are treated well. This means workers receive fair payment, legal entitlements and work in a safe environment. That's why I have chosen to work with a Melbourne based manufacturer that has been audited and accredited by Ethical clothing Australia.
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We want to minimise the waste we produce, because plastic just isn't cute. That's why we are using reusable compostable mailers to send you your Peachay Jeans! They decompose in a few months leaving nothing left but a fun time for worms.
- Make sure that when you compost them that you remove the mailing sticker.
- If you don't have a home compost, check out your councils website for community composts or compost pick up. You can add your mailer in with all the left over food scraps from last weeks dinner.
We try to use organic cotton where we can to make Peachay Jeans. We are on the hunt to find some organic denim with stretch, because we only so small runs of jeans at a time, it's difficult to find, but we are trying.
Here are a few reasons why I've decided to use organic cotton
- There are no toxic chemicals used when growing the cotton, this means that farmers and their families aren't exposed to these harsh substances.
- It doesn't damage the soil like non organic cotton does and it has less impact on the air
- Organic cotton uses much less water than standard cotton and most of the water used to grow it comes from rain. Standard cotton needs lots of water to grow, this can put a strain on local water supply, especially in areas that don't get as much water.