Eco Factors are an at-a-glance summary of the ways a label strives to improve the world we live in. You’ll notice them on each directory profile.
Any Eco Factor highlighted in blue indicates a label’s strengths. The more blue, the better!
Search the directory by Eco Factor to find labels focused on the things which are important to you. You can then click through to their website—where a link takes you to an e-boutique you’ll see this icon:
Clever ideas, thoughtful work practices or emissions offsets minimise carbon footprint.
If this Eco Factor is blue, you’ve found a label that is carbon neutral or actively reducing their footprint. The smaller the footprint, the bluer the Eco Factor. Read the profile for details.
Lending a helping hand to others makes the world a better place.
If this Eco Factor is blue, you’ve found a label that gives back to communities here or abroad through charity, education or other support. Read the profile for details.
Sustainable, organic or recycled materials put less strain on our natural resources.
If this Eco Factor is blue, you’ve found a label that uses sustainable materials. The more extensively used across the range, the bluer the Eco Factor. Read the profile for details.
Where and how fashion is made makes a difference to its impact on the planet and people.
This Eco Factor is blue, you’ve found a label that is made in Australia (usually travelling a shorter distance to get to you) or offshore for fair pay and conditions (good for the people who make it). Read the profile for details.
Smart packaging, merchandising or shipping equals less waste and less energy.
If this Eco Factor is blue, you’ve found a label that thinks eco-ethically when packing or selling their range. More blue means smarter thinking. Read the profile for details.