CREATING OUR FUTURE CONSCIOUSLY
Recycled, sustainable, low-impact, conscious and compostable.
At P.E Nation, we are continuing our journey to produce conscious fashion, valuing sustainability and protection of the planet.
The fashion landscape is changing and sustainability, now, more than ever is a responsibility we all share. We welcome this important change to our business and invite you to join us in creating Our Conscious Nation, which seeks to raise awareness and offer transparency around our commitment to holistically implementing meaningful and sustainable business practices, in order to reduce our impact on the environment, across every aspect of production, right through to packaging and delivery.
Our 100% organic cotton tanks and tees launched in July and are closely followed in August by our first sustainable capsule called STRIKE SET featuring Vita Power by Carvico, a type of fabric pioneered in Italy made of ECONYL® regenerated Nylon, which boasts a 4-step closed loop regeneration process. An additional seven sustainable pieces will be released in October including our LEAD RIGHT and FLEX IT sets, which are part of Our Conscious Nation, incorporating sustainable and recycled fabrics. By Q1 2020, close to half our range will be constructed in line with Our Conscious Nation ethos, proudly executing an already significant improvement on our environmental impact, with more to come.
We are continuously building on our sustainability practices, in-line with further advancements in the field of innovative fabric development.
In addition to fabric-based improvements, we have transitioned our packaging to be fully recyclable. We have partnered with The Better Packaging Co and introduced compostable envelopes and satchels and the P.E Nation drawstring bags are now made from rPET (material made using recycled PET plastic). We next introduce our new recyclable cardboard boxes and a compostable black roll-down bag to further reduce our environmental impact. Our labels and swing tags have been re-designed, incorporating recycled cardboards and post-consumer waste plastics (rPET) will be introduced for all swing tags, while all woven and care labels will be comprised of 100% recycled polyester yarns. Heat press printing will be introduced by Q1 2020 to further reduce environmental impact, and P.E Nation’s iconic patches will also be made from recycled materials, appearing on the sleeves of bold jackets and sweats throughout the range.
And this is just the beginning.
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BEST PRACTICE & ETHICAL SOURCING
P.E Nation as a brand of the Hot Springs business are proud members of Sedex, Australian Trusted Trader and Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI).
P.E Nation recognise our role and responsibilities in protecting human rights across our supply chain thru ethical and sustainable business engagement with our supply chain partners whilst incorporating a commitment to upholding the United Nations Guiding Principles on business and human rights.
Our membership of SEDEX who are a global membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in ethical and responsible business practices across global supply chains, supports our commitment to manage responsible sourcing whilst enabling improved protection of workers working conditions and their environment.
P.E Nation are fully committed to ensure the well being of all workers across our Supply Chain. We are collaborating with our vendors to ensure they comply with appropriate national, regional and international laws, regulations and conventions within the countries in which they operate, where workers must always have the benefits of safe working conditions and be treated with dignity and respect at all times.
As a foundation member of the ETI, P.E Nation actively works with its supply chain partners to develop and improve business models that will meet the United Nations Guiding Principals on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). As our Ethical and Social Compliance journey continues with our supply chain partners to conduct their business operations to the requirements of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) base code as set out below as minimum requirements whilst also improving sustainability and environmental standards.
The ETI is the most progressive globally recognised foundation that influence, train and support businesses to act responsibly and promote best practise in ethical trading. The ETI are aligned with respected and productive NGO’s such as Oxfam which allows us to build on our current and productive Sedex membership.
We have a total commitment to having our Supply Chain working with us and the ETI and SEDEX in achieving our goals reflected in the ETI Vision of ensuring workers the provision of decent work, ensuring protection for the vulnerable, access to rights, a living wage and dignity for all, free from exploitation and abuse whilst providing opportunity for personal growth.
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ETI Base code:
1. Employment is freely chosen
2. Freedom of association
3. Working conditions are safe and hygienic
4. Child labour shall not be used
5. Living wages are paid
6. Working hours are not excessive
7. No discrimination is practiced
8. Regular employment is provided
9. No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed