Bond-eye Australia is dedicated to making a difference. We began our sustainability journey in 2018, taking our first steps towards a more responsible future. We’re embracing this journey, learning along the way and making conscious efforts to minimise our impact on the planet.
From our summer 2021 collection onwards, we’ve introduced regenerated nylon into the range with the intention to increase this proportion of the
range as much as possible moving forward. Made with production by-products, these fabrics use environmentally sustainable nylon fibres obtained from regenerated raw materials that would ordinarily be disposed of.
The crinkle fabric range of the bond-eye collection is locally produced in Sydney, Australia. Sampling is performed using leftover or faulty fabrics that are not saleable as merchandise. All our fabric cutting is planned out to ensure minimal waste and we’ve partnered with UPPARREL to recycle all fabric scraps into new materials.
Typically tie dying uses a lot of energy as it requires hot water to dye the garments. Our factory in Sydney uses solar energy where they can to complete this process, and in doing so, utilising the sun’s energy to power the process.
It is our goal to continually re-new our packaging solutions, from Q2 2021 we aim to begin phasing in compostable and biodegradable poly bags for all orders, with the target that all production will be packed in these poly bags by the end 2021 if not earlier.
Previously our swing tags have been made using recycled paper, which we’ve improved on by removing the metal and plastic components of the tags and switching to recycled polyester string. All sew-in labels, all care labels and all components of our swing tags are made using recycled materials.
We believe in making swimsuits to last summer after summer, with carefully considered pieces that will find a long lasting home in your wardrobe. While there will always be more to learn and better practices to evolve into, we are welcoming the journey to becoming a more sustainable brand.