The current Solomon Street range uses a cotton/linen blend fabric, an organic cotton jersey, and recycled nylon (Econyl), they are all digitally printed in Melbourne by next state, and Ethical Clothing Australia accredited Printer. The clothes are cut and sewn by me in my retail space/workshop, with the exception of the stretch garments which are cut and sewn in an Ethical Clothing Australia accredited factory north of Adelaide.
As a small self-financed business we are not currently large enough to warrant the large expenses that come with being certified in many aspects of the business. However, rest assured we hold ourselves to very high standards ethical and sustainability standards. As we grow we have aspirations to become a part of the following organisations and obtain the following certifications:
- Ethical Clothing Australia
- B Corp
- Good On You
Sustainability as a part of general business activity is a huge priority for our team. We believe that changes that just one person; one business makes, do contribute to the health of our world. All our packaging is plastic free, with the vast majority being biodegradable. All our products are sent in home compostable ComPOST Packs we use biodegradable sticky tape, recycled paper etc. In the workshop, all our offcuts are taken to be recycled and made into new clothes, and any large offcuts we use to make the top knots. Within the retail space, waste is kept to a minimum, but any that does come into the business is separated into the following categories and disposed of accordingly.
Paper and Cardboard Recycling
Soft Plastic 'Redcycle'
10c deposit recycling
non paper and cardboard recycling
You can read more about the sourcing and manufacturing of each product on the product pages.