PLANT A TREE
For every product created we a Plant-a-Tree program through Carbon Neutral Australia.These tree's are planted in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor, in Western Australia to help reduce our carbon emissions.
MADE IN AUSTRALIA
We work with some of the best local pattern makers, machinists and manufacturers in Australia. At Van Der Kooij we value everyone who handles our product, working collaboratively on the design, fit and process ensuring that we are only offering our Van Der Kooij customers the highest quality product.
We only produce limited production runs, each and every garment created is numbered with its production quantity, date and where it is made.
Made to order garments ensure we don’t mass produce. There is enough fast fashion out there and we don’t want to add to this over consumption. Our made to order pieces are created one by one especially for our customer once ordered. This allows us to have a more personal and interactive relationship with our client and we can make these adjustments to ensure our garments fit you best.
FAIR & LOCAL TRADE
At Van Der Kooij we support as many local businesses as possible sourcing our trims, buttons and printing in Melbourne. We have fabric suppliers based in New Zealand and Australia and are currently manufacturing 90-95% of our products in Melbourne. Supporting local businesses and the local rag trade is imperative to our company ethos ensuring our products are ethically produced to the highest quality.
Repurposed, high quality fabric has been used in this garment, we are choosing to recycle these high end fabrications from being discarded and repurposing into new garments.
Organic fibres have been chosen and used in this garment. Where possible these are fabrics certified through the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), who is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria.
VEGETABLE TANNED LEATHER
Our chromium free leather has been naturally tanned with vegetable extracts, neutralizing agents and finishing agents. This process ensures that our leather products are free of toxic chemical production or negative environmental impact.
Each Van Der Kooij product purchased is packaged in 100% compostable ‘comPOST Packs’ from The Better Packaging Co. There is no plastic or superfluous packaging used when sending parcels, instead each garment is packaged in a cotton tote bag.
All Van Der Kooij swing tickets & note cards on this garment (as well as our publications) are printed on recycled materials through a 100% carbon neutral accredited environmentally friendly local printing company based in Melbourne.