Pickled Green Clothing
Pickled Green Clothing was set up with the aim of making affordable ethical and sustainable fashion a more accessible option. Hopefully, then benefiting some of the huge number of people involved in the growing and manufacturing of clothes worldwide, an estimated 100 million households. Through working to increase the demand for ethical clothing and accessories; the better the opportunities for growers and producers in developing countries become, the more sustainable our fashion consumption is, there is less impact on the environment both in producer countries and within the UK. Also, by buying ethical clothes not only do you get a great piece of clothing, but you know that those involved in its creation or the environment have not suffered in anyway. To try and meet this aim, Pickled Green Clothing chooses brands that use only certified organic cotton, sustainable fabrics and recycled materials produced under fairtrade conditions and that also have similar ethics built into their business operations as we have. Also, Pickled Green Clothing will be out and about throughout the UK at various markets, festivals and fairs.
Ethical and Environmental Policy
Pickled Green Clothing’s Ethical policy •Environment - to continue to reduce the environmental impact of Pickled Green Clothing’s trading operations and to strive for a carbon neutral status in all activities •Ethics - to ensure that the highest ethical standards are maintained and employed throughout all the activities of Pickled Green Clothing and it’s suppliers, auditing the manufacturing trail on a regular basis. •Certification - to make sure that all items sold are certified by reputable and recognized independent organizations. To ensure that all materials origins are known and if organic certified, with the exception of the small amount of lycra found in some products, (see item descriptions for details) •Organic - all cotton items are certified organic, grown without any chemical fertilizers or pesticides, are GM free and processed into clothes without the use of chemicals •Fairly traded - supporting the fairtrade movement and ensuring that throughout production the clothes sold by Pickled Green Clothing adhere to the principles of fairtrade. Thereby, ensuring that those involved in producing the clothes have received a fair wage and work in satisfactory conditions •Sustainable – to actively encourage the use of sustainable materials such as bamboo and hemp, ensuring these materials are sourced from ethical and sustainable sources •Shipping - where possible items to be shipped from suppliers using slow ferries to reduce carbon emissions •Packaging - to reuse where possible packaging and to use recyclable materials for all packaging •Suppliers - to source and use only suppliers who practice environmentally friendly methods where available in logistics, printing, marketing and other business practices. Where there is no available supplier of certain items to encourage existing suppliers to change and set-up their own environmental policy •Printing - to reduce paper consumption all marketing materials will be sent electronically unless specifically requested. Any printed materials to be on recycled paper or card and to use natural dyes where possible •Recycling - to ensure the maximum amount of waste is recycled and products purchased are as much as is possible made from recyclable or recycled material. All office supplies such as paper, printer cartridges and folders to be made from recycled materials and/or recycled after use •Energy efficiency - to be supplied by Ecotricity or a similar green energy provider. Incorporate energy audits into the running of the business and work to reduce energy consumption continually. Powering the market stall using energy efficient and/or solar lighting only. Web hosted by Hostpapa who are powered by solar power.