From January 2022 we made the commitment that every single item of clothing from Ceres Life will be created using our responsible fabric toolbox under the following five attribute pillars*.
The truth is, a heck of a lot of unwanted textiles are sent to landfill every year, but, we have good news. We source recycled material made from discarded textiles and other waste products, so they can be reborn and help reduce our reliance on using virgin materials.
Recycled materials generally comes from two main sources:
- Pre-consumer waste, such as fabric scraps or leftovers created by yarn and fabric offcuts; or
- Post-consumer waste, such as used clothing. “clothing and upholstery”
For all recycled materials, we partner with suppliers who are certified to the Global Recycling Standard (GRS) or the Recycled Claim Standard (RCS).
This means we use less energy while helping divert waste from landfill.
Organic fibres, such as organic cotton, are grown using natural processes that protect the health of the soil and the communities who grow it. Organic cotton doesn’t allow the use of toxic chemicals and fertilisers, or genetically modified organisms (GMO).
We partner with suppliers who are certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) or the Organic Content Standard (OCS).
This makes our organic range safer for the environment, the farmers and for us.
Rescued fabrics are those that are leftover, unwanted or overstocked. We reclaim these fabrics directly from the mills to reduce the environmental impact of producing something new.
Rather than throwing away material waste, we catch it with open hands to give it a new life.
As of September 2022 and since our inception in 2020, we estimate that we have saved more than 18,000 metres of fabric.
Natural fibres are any hairlike raw material directly obtainable from an animal, vegetable, or mineral source and convertible into non-woven fabrics such as felt or paper or spun into yarns for woven cloth. Natural fibres tend to use less energy to produce than synthetics, are biodegradable, renewable and often more breathable and hypoallergenic for your skin.
Examples of natural fibres used in our range include organic cotton, wool, alpaca, flax linen, jute, and bamboo.
We partner with industry experts who develop responsibly sourced fabrics, enabling us to create quality garments with a reduced environmental impact. And, we’re proud to be expanding our network of like-minded brands looking for innovative ways to tackle climate change.
An example of eco-certified fibres in our range are LENZING™ or ECOVERO™ which are viscose fibres that are sourced through certified supply chains, ensuring the raw materials come from responsibly managed forests. These branded viscose fibres meet high environmental standards from raw materials right through to production, distribution and disposal.
*Whilst we have made every endeavour to ensure each item in our Ceres Life range meets this commitment, you may discover that some items appearing in our Sale section from time to time have not been created from our responsible toolbox. These items were created prior to January 2022 and in our effort to avoid textile waste in landfill, we want to ensure we find a home for each of these garments.