ETHICAL JOURNEY

We know you care (a lot) about the quality of the clothes you wear, where they come from, and where they’ll end up one day.

ECO-FRIENDLY FABRICS

PLANTS

TREES

ORGANIC COTTON AND LINEN

We use sustainable fibres such as organic cotton and linen.

Linen is easy to grow and demands little chemicals or pesticides, using minimal resources to form fibre. Every part of the flax plant is used when producting linen fabric, so nothing is wasted! Linen is also fully biodegradable when left untreated, and feels lush against your skin on a summer’s arvo, post-swim or pre-dinner.

Our cotton is certified organic, meaning it passes a rigorous global standard of sustainability. This cotton is not only good for you, but great for the planet, reducing carbon emissions, fuel consumption and water use. Certified Organic farming is also safer for the workers who grow the materials we needed to curate Arlo & Olive’s collection, diminishing their exposure to harmful chemicals on cotton farms.

LYOCELL (OEKO-TEX) AND ECOVERO

Although traditional viscose / rayon is made from wood, the process of producing fabric relies heavily on chemicals that are not correctly disposed of, and is not made from responsibly sourced wood.

EcoVero by Lenzing on the other hand use only responsibly sourced wood from PEFC or FSC certified tree plantations. It also replaces the chemical process with the NMMO process. This solution of N-Methylmorpholine N-oxide is much less harmful, and used in a closed-loop solvent system, meaning almost no solvent is dumped into the ecosystem, instead it is recycled and reused many times over to keep producing fibres whilst minimising toxic waste.

The Lyocell we use is OEKO-TEX certified meaning that the fabric textiles is certified free of harmful chemicals and are safe for human use.

EcoVero has up to a 50% lower water impact, and up
to 50% lower carbon emissions than generic viscose. They are also 100% biodegradable.

OUR MAKERS

ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTION PROCESS

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, ethical, family run factory in Bali, Indonesia.
The factory has a very high standard of operation, ensuring that employees are safe in their working environment.

Employees:
- 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.

Our printers use a closed loop system, translating to a recycling of wastewater that can be reused again and again.

Any printing by-products generated (think fabric fibres) are pressed down and then remarkably made into bricks being trialled to build buildings in Indonesia.

Our tint and dye bases are Japanese and use an extra-special seaweed-based gel, made cleverly to be non-toxic to our beloved environment.

Our offcuts are re-purposed and used to create beautiful tapestries for another local brand. 

OUR PACKAGING

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.

CARBON NEUTRAL SHIPPING

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

POST COMSUMER RECYCLED CARDS

Our thank-you notes are made from 100% post consumer recycled paper.
We encourage you to pop them up as decoration in your house, or put them into the recycling bin to continue their cycle.

PLASTIC BAGS? NO THANKS!

All our items are sent to us from our beautiful factory in Indonesia in cassava poly bags (to protect the garments during transit) These Cassava bags are 100% home compostable and make sure we pop every bag into our office compost bin to break down.

COMPOSTABLE STICKERS

Our shipping labels are 100% home compostable, so no need to peel these off before popping them in your compost bin.
Our Arlo & Olive stickers are compostable as well, and can be placed into your compost with your shipping satchel.

PLASTIC FREE BUTTONS

We choose to avoid all plastic buttons. Instead we use shell, wooden and metal buttons on all our garments.

JUTE RIBBON

Our swing ticket ribbon is made from jute, a natural fibre, rather than attached with plastic kimbles. Jute is 100% natural and bio-degradable.

COTTON LABELS

Our care labels and brand labels are made from cotton, rather than traditional polyester. The ink may fade after a while, but we think that is a small price to pay!

GIVING BACK TO OUR INCREDIBLE COMMUNITY

DONATING $1 FROM EVERY ORDER TO THE BALI CHILDRENS PROJECT

PLANTING A TREE WITH EVERY ORDER

We are donating $1 from every order to purchase food packages for families in Bali.

As you probably know, Bali has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. With tourism to Indonesia at all all time low, many families are struggling to put food on the table.

We thought what better way to give back to the communities in Bali than to team up with The Bali Children's Project, to put meals on the table of those in need. The packages give families all the need for food and ease the immediate burden.

We have partnered up with Ecologi to plant 1 tree for 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.

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.