SUSTAINABILTY ATTRIBUTES



SUSTAINABILTY ATTRIBUTES 
PLANT A TREE

We have a Plant-a-Tree program through Carbon Neutral Australia.  For every product created, a tree is 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.



LIMITED PRODUCTION

We only produce limited production runs, each and every garment created is numbered with its production quantity and date. This not only reduces excess stock and wastage but highlights the exclusivity of our products.



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CUSTOM 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.

 

MULTI-WEAR

This piece has been created with multi wear versatility. One piece creating a more versatile wardrobe that encapsulates our philosophy of creating a more sustainable product.

 

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FAIR & LOCAL TRADE

At Van Der Kooij we support as many local businesses as possible sourcing our trims, buttons and printing in Melbourne. We 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.



sustainable fashion repurposed fabric
REPURPOSED FABRICS

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.



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ORGANIC FIBRES

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
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.
 


compostable packaging
COMPOSTABLE & PLASTIC FREE

There is no plastic or superfluous packaging used when sending parcels, instead each garment is packaged in a cotton tote bag and each shipment is packaged in either compostable satchels or recycled card boxes. Even our tape is compostable.



sustainable fashion recycled materials
RECYCLED MATERIALS

All Van Der Kooij swing tickets & note cards on this garment (as well as our publications) are printed on recycled materials through an environmentally friendly local printing company based in Melbourne.