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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. 





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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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

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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.

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).



    • 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. 🌻 


    • 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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