CIRCULAR ECONOMY. CLOSED LOOP SYSTEMS
STSC's aim is to work to a Closed Loop System as closely as possible.
When working with a business, we require them to sign our Standards document that addresses a variety of criteria including the consideration of environmental impacts.
The raw materials used are biodegradable, therefore any remnants from the repairs are composted and return to organic matter.
STSC works only with businesses who produce our textiles without using any hazardous chemicals. Our natural dyes are disposed of with safe consideration to human, animal and ecosytem health.
Read further about Natural Dyeing methods.
STSC considers its eco-footprint in the shipping of our products and uses "Slow Fashion" methods and time frames when transporting our products to customers.
For our domestic couriers we use Sendle, who are Australia's first 100% carbon-neutral delivery service and a certified B Corporation, and where possible, will use DHL International couriers to off-set our freight footprint.
CONSUMER USE STAGE.
Our products do not require dry cleaning and therefore no need for toxic cleaning chemicals. You may wish to hand wash your items, but they will also hold their shape and colour with cold machine washing and drying away from direct sun.
SOCIAL AND ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITY
It is STSC's mission to work with and support all people working within our Supply Chain, from the farmers to the Artisans, and all family members and communities attached to them.
We choose the suppliers with great care and knowledge that they in turn provide safe environments for their workers, work adequate hours and paid staff an ethical Living Wage.
When working with a business, we require them to sign our document that addresses a variety of criteria including ethical treatment of staff.
We follow the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights (UNGPs) which was endorsed by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in June 2011.