Working on Sustainability at Bird

Is Fashion Revolution on your radar? It’s on mine and right now, I’m celebrating Fashion Revolution Week and all things slow fashion.

Inspired by Heiter magazine, here are three things that I’ve put in place to make Bird more sustainable.

  1. Our garments are made by hand in the UK. Period. Supporting real wage jobs and our manufacturing industry. Which means less air miles, less pollution and sustainable employment for our communities.
  2. Bird fabric is sourced only from Oeko-Tex certified suppliers. This means that the factories in which the cloth is made adheres to worldwide environmentally and socially responsible standards. I only select natural fabrics for Bird and am nudging into organic territory where I can.
  3. Waste is a design flaw and creates needless landfill that pollutes our precious planet. Bird works to small runs and pre orders – no garment is wasted. Heck, even our bread-bag-in-the-wings, (it’s coming soon folks), is made from Hiut Denim off cuts.
  4. Plastic free. I had to squish this in as an extra point because it really matters to me. I use postal sacks made of brown paper and acid free tissue for all our packaging. It’s sustainable and worth it.

 

Working on Sustainability at Bird