EARTH AND ETHICS
THE ARLO AND OLIVE MINDSET
Slow fashion. For the groovers.
We are a community focussed on lessening our impact on the planet, one garment at a time.
Protecting the planet and it’s people.
Style and sustainability go hand in hand. That's why we're proud to share how we reduce our impact and pave the way for a more eco-friendly and ethical industry.
Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. That means ethical manufacturing, eco-friendly fabrics, compostable packaging and partnerships that give back to our planet and community.
We care about the people who make our clothes, just as much as the people who wear them.
Which is why we have chosen our beautiful, Australian owned manufacturer in Bali, Indonesia.
The factory has a very high standard of operation, ensuring that employees are safe in their working environment.
- Are paid above award wages, and voluntary overtime.
- Work Monday - Friday, with a voluntary working day on Saturdays.
- Receive a bonus around their religious holiday.
- Are entitled to 27 paid days of leave a year.
- Are entitled to paid maternity leave.
- Receive health insurance and workplace insurance.
- Are employed without religious bias.
We visit our manufacturer at least once a year to ensure all standards are being upheld.
Packaged in plants, not plastic
We believe that packaging is an integral part of a sustainable business model.
We use recycled cardboard boxes that are compostable AND recyclable.
If your order does not fit in a box, it will be sent out in a compostable satchel.
We finish off the parcel with compostable shipping labels and stickers, FSC certified tissue paper and post-consumer recycled thankyou notes.
Lastly your order is sealed up with water activated paper tape that is also recyclable and compostable.
Australia Post is committed to carbon-neutral parcel delivery, which is why we have chosen to send all our parcels with Aus Post.
They calculate how much carbon is used when they process, ship and deliver their parcels using trains, planes and trucks. They then offset that amount and invest in projects that have a positive impact on the environment in Australia and overseas.
IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS
We go above and beyond to ensure all parts of our garments are low-impact, even down to the trims!
We believe it's important to give back to the planet and the community who make our clothes.
We are donating $1 from every order to The Bali Childrens Project. The Bali Childrens Project helps to provide education for children living in Bali.
"Escaping poverty through education"
With each order placed on our website we are helping provide the necessary means to help children in poverty become educated.
Giving back to the wonderful community who make our clothes.
You can read more about what the wonderful team at The Bali Childrens Project do here.
During Covid-19 we were able to donate 4 food relief packages to families (pictured) to ease the burden of the cost of living with your help.
We have partnered up with Ecologi to plant 1 tree with every order.
Planting trees is one of the best tools to tackle the climate crisis and keep our temperatures from rising above 1.5C.
They are also crucial in preventing ecological collapse.
Ecologi have pledged to plant 1.7 BILLION trees by 2030 - how incredible is that!
You can check out our interactive tree forest here.
So far with your help we have planted 260+ trees!
AGAINST ANIMAL CRUELTY
We choose not to work with ANY animal products such as leather, feathers, silk, fur, wool or cashmere.
We are committed to ensure all our products are cruelty free.