Our commitment to Sustainability
At Narvvi, we are committed to the highest ethical standards and legal compliance in all aspects of our business and product supply chain. We only work with vendors and suppliers who believe in and share our values and commitment to sustainability, accountability and transparancy. Read on to discover our journey to a better and more sustainable future.
More than 87 billion parcels are sent across the world every year. Sadly, it’s the environment that suffers the cost of convenience. Which is why we’ve vowed to reduce this impact and work towards a sustainable future.
Bringing it back to basics, we’ve integrated sustainable packaging across all operations, including recyclable retail packaging, recyclable carry bags and postage boxes made from recycled cardboard.
In our commitment to sustaining the environment, we’ve made the switch to FSC certified® stationary which includes our gift boxes, luxurious bags, thank you notes, and cards.
This means that from our concessions to your front door, you can rest assured that you’ll receive your goodies in eco-friendly packaging.
From design to development every element is carefully considered to minimise waste and environmental impact.
Focusing on the finer details, we’re implementing conscious manufacturing and design from start to finish. This includes using advanced digital technology instead of physical lay plans, so there’s no wasted fabrics in the trial and error of design.
Additionally, we’ve adopted edge-to-edge design methods that involve using all areas of fabric panels leaving nothing on the cutting room floor. Every yarn and scallop can be recycled into other pieces of the collection or saved for a future design.
New textile technology has also allowed us to integrate digital printing as opposed to traditional methods. Digital fabric printing typically uses 90% less ink than standard screen printing, without the need for any harsh chemicals! Eliminating the need for excessive washing and water-treatments, this technology saves over 40 billion litres of water per year.
While this is only the beginning of our sustainable journey, NARVVI has an ingrained ethos of quality over quantity. We believe in creating products that will stand the test of time and give you the ability to wear them again and again.
We’ve partnered with manufacturers who uphold our values of ethics, quality and sustainability. We adamantly ensure that all our manufacturing partners are ethically compliant within all operations, following internationally recognised standards for:
Fair employment, Safe and comfortable working conditions, Above minimum and median wage, Employment rights & HR management, Standard working hours (40 hours a week), Strictly no child labour.
While adhering to these ethical practices, our partners are also working to make their businesses more environmentally conscious. In addition to these values and standards, our manufacturers are subject to random inspections and are Oeko-Tex certified.
CUTTING CARBON EMISSIONS
It’s no secret that the fashion industry is widely responsible for increased carbon emissions and landfill waste. In an affirmation to change this, we’ve adopted cleaner transport avenues, carbon offsets, and sea freighting vs. air freight.
In the office, we categorise all rubbish into their correct bins and recycle wherever possible. The office uses a paper recycling service to ensure that paper waste is diverted from landfill and directly repurposed through a recycling plant. We also encourage the use of digital resources to become a 100% paper-free environment.
NARVVI are also proud members of Ecologi and we are recognised as a Climate Positive Workforce. Each month we support a range of carbon reduction projects that are certified at the very highest level by Gold Standard and equivalent. This funding strategy is guided by the Climate Committee and follow the Project Drawdown framework.
NARVVI has been a member of Ecologi since we incorporated and we have so far planted over 400 trees and over 22 tonnes of carbon reduction.
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