With sustainability becoming an increasing issue around the world, Cariki has chosen to dedicate itself to sourcing products that come from sustainable and ethical manufacturers.
We recognise that the clothing industry is one of the most environmentally damaging sectors on the planet, and are determined to help drive it towards a more sustainable future.
Our definition of sustainable manufacturing means that it must minimize the negative environmental impacts produced during the manufacturing process, with the intention to conserve energy, natural resources and limit waste wherever possible.
For us, sustainable manufacturing must also prioritize social justice, promote employee rights, guarantee fair pay, confirm safe working conditions and offer equal opportunity.
Cariki partners with manufacturers that have ethical and sustainable credentials and refuses to source from those whose conduct could be called into question.
Everyone has the right to work in a safe and healthy environment whilst receiving a fair wage for their work.
Cariki believes that children should be allowed the opportunity to learn and grow as individuals, and shouldn’t be expected to work in order to help support their family income.
Being paid a fair wage enables parents to send their children to school, giving them access to education and the ability to create a better life for themselves in the future.
At Cariki, we have adopted a robust policy with regard to the following minimum social responsibility criteria:
Cariki partners with manufacturers whose facilities are regularly audited for social compliance. We look to build relationships with those who are advocates of labour standards and ethical trade initiatives.
Cariki works hard to ensure that each product has a minimal impact on the environment. At every stage of the lifecycle of our garments, we are constantly challenging ourselves to find new ways to conserve precious resources and minimize our waste.
The materials which we work with undergo a strict selection process, ensuring that we use only that which we feel confident does not harm our planet.
Read more about the fabrics we use and the environmental certificates each material possesses.
Our coloured garments are produced using inks which have a reduced impact on the environment and are non-toxic to human health. Our coloured pieces are achieved without phthalates or aromatic solvents and are non-PVC, water based, and compliant with environmental and organic standards.
We try to use inks in our artwork which are Okeo-Tex 100 standard, confirming that they do not contain chemicals which could be harmful to human health.