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We know that ethics change from person to person, so we've tried to make decisions that are as genuine as possible to our own ethical balance. 

 

 

 

SOURCING & PRODUCTION

We source locally and make our products in-house. Having our business function within a confined locale means a LOWER CARBON FOOTPRINT. It also means we get to SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES, and encourage creative collaboration!

Producing in-house also means we can ensure GOOD WORKING CONDITIONS and be INCLUSIVE OF OUR WORKERS and their ideas in the Zucchini story.

Furthermore, having a made-to-order business model means that we're only producing to meet needs. NO EXCESS PRODUCTS HERE!

We believe good working conditions to mean a Safe, Supportive & Welcoming environment for all.
 
 
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SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

In future collections, when under less time constraints, Zucchini will be moving towards  showing our designs on a varied range of
body types.

It is important to us for INCLUSIVENESS to not just be an after-thought. This is why we will always put in the effort to use visual and written language that is considerate and COMPASSIONATE; not only in our publicity but all communications.

Furthmore, we are always open to a dialogue about our social responsibilities, and would love to hear any thoughts you have about Zucchini via hello@zucchini-thelabel.com

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ANIMALS & ENVIRONMENT

We are working towards an eventual goal of a completely
closed-loop service. This would mean collecting used-clothing and materials from our customers, breaking down the product, and renewing as fibres & trims into NEW usable materials.

Our first phase of this development is a collection of pieces constituted of only natural fibres and/or fabrics dissected from second-hand purchases.

WHY WE USED SILK:
Whilst our general policy regarding animal products is to avoid purchasing any first-hand, our research concluded that for us, the environmental benefits of silk outweighed our worm concerns, (for the time being).

 

    MATERIALS

    • By only sourcing first-hand fabrics that are comprised of natural fibres, we are working with materials that will biodegrade back into the earth easily.
    • We avoid purchasing synthetic fabrics first-hand, so we are actively discouraging the production of synthetic fibres which are responsible for major chemical waste and exhaustive use of
      non-renewable resources. 🌻 

    WASTE

    • The majority of fabric waste that accumulates during our production process is re-purposed into the designs or used for cleaning around the Ratkini studio.  This means less waste is sent to landfil.
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