We are responsible to move forward with more knowledge and awareness than those before us and create a brighter future for the fashion industry. We can change the impact we have on the future and make a difference. It is imperative to us to carry brands that hold these attributes close to their ethos and are making positive steps for a greater future.
We believe in working together mindfully to create our unique difference and change for our future, our industries future, the consumers future and their mindset, awareness and knowledge. We are inspired to ensure designers and businesses are focused on creating product with a consciousness and energy that comes from a positive place for the receiver, creator and environment.
Our brands receive quarterly reviews on transparency; from supply chain, certification requirements, fabrication (Standard 100 OEKO-TEX®, recycled and regenerated fabrications from post consumer waste and nylon goods, fishing nets, carpet, discarded plastic bottles and wood pulp:
ECONYL, REPREVE, Certified ECOVERO.
Considered Materials; Natural and certified organic sourcing such as the usages of hemp, line and cottons, artisan hand made, vegetable dying processes, Deadstock and end of roll fabric usage, consumer messaging, social accountability & practises in the workplace (SA8000 Certified), social compliance, codes of conduct, carbon calculations (Carbon Neutral, Plant a Tree Program - Yarra Yarra biodiversity corridor), carbon offsetting measures, plastic free HQ’s and supply chains, biodegradable fabrics and packaging, B-Corporation Certification, Women's Empowerment in business, Inclusivity and sustainable forward planning and production models.
The brands within Del Rainbow also work on a 'made to order' basis, which means there is no excess or mass production. Pieces are unique in every-way.
Our brands also implement give back initiatives which are selected throughout the year by each individual team to respond to causes and global circumstances in which they have the opportunity to selectively donate to such as; Asylum seeker resource centre, UN women Australia, Australian bush fire relief, Wildlife Rescue, Thread Together (donating sample seconds for essential clothing for those who don’t have access), Worn for Good, International Women’s Day.
Transparency is disruptive, it’s a tool for change that works by illuminating problems to help identify solutions.
We implore you to join us on focusing on a sustainable future. Ask questions, be inspired to know what you are purchasing.
Thank you for choosing to shop consciously.
THINGS WE ARE DOING:
As a business, Del Rainbow has taken action to improve our sustainable attributes.
Del Rainbow is 100% carbon neutral. As a business, we are constantly striving to achieve better in our approach to fashion business, which is enveloped by a drive to ensure that where we can, we make sustainable choices.
Each year, we undertake a detailed carbon footprint calculator, which serves to measure our carbon impact and secures our response as a business to offset our carbon emissions.
Carbon Neutral exists to provide an avenue for businesses to be completely transparent of their carbon emission impact on the planet. A carbon offset (or carbon credit) is generated from an activity that prevents, reduces or removes greenhouse gas emissions from being released into the atmosphere to compensate for emissions occurring elsewhere.
Through this program we purchase carbon credits which Carbon Neutral use to plant native trees in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor annually to offset our carbon impact. Del Rainbow offsets 47 tonnes of carbon emissions each year. This includes daily staff travel, international travel, freight, water, electricity, office consumables, waste etc. Sequestering 47 tonnes of carbon is equal to planting 690 trees and shrubs which encompasses approx. 0.25 hectares.
Additionally for every invoice raised within Del Rainbow, Carbon Neutral will plant a tree on our behalf. The minimum threshold for this program is 189 trees per year. We also sponsor friends of the Koala for every staff member at Del Rainbow, now an endangered species.