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Sustainability

Our Commitment

Our commitment is to long term sustainability in both our garments and business practices, to ensure we make the best decisions we can for the earth, for our customers and our business. Below are the critical steps we have taken to ensure we are committed to ethical and sustainable manufacturing.

 

Recycled & Sustainable Fabrics

Our swim and resort wear from August 2020 onwards will be made from recycled and sustainable fabrics only. We will use a polyester fabric for our swimwear that is 100% recycled and made from plastic bottles, fishing nets and waste from landfills and oceans from around the world.

 

Our Packaging

We have changed all our plastic packaging to bio-degradable materials that are non harmful to the environment.  Our bags are made using plant-based materials like cornstarch and wheat, replacing synthetic materials like petroleum. Our bags break down easily and can be placed in your compost bin. Unlike regular plastic bags, which can take up to 1000 years to break down, our biodegradable and compostable bags will break down in 3-6 months and help to reduce our environmental impact.

 

Every Order = 1 Tree Planted 

For each order placed, a tree is planted in the north-west region of Madagascar through the Eden Reforestation Projects. Eden are experts in cultivating eco-systems and reforestation, having planted 265 million Mangrove trees to date. Madagascar is a nation with over 200,000 species of plants and animals that don’t exist anywhere else in the world. Sadly, more than 90% of Madagascar’s original forests have been destroyed, displacing entire animal species from their homes. Mangrove Trees are 4x more effective in carbon removal than that of a tropical rainforest.

 

Climate Neutral

We acknowledge producing swimwear and clothing using recycled and sustainable fabrics is simply not enough and that there are processes within the supply chain that are difficult to achieve total sustainability with.  Climate Neutral is an independent non-profit organization on a mission to decrease global carbon emissions. The organization will help Aexae measure, offset, and reduce our entire carbon footprint for the year of 2020 and every year onwards. 

How it works:

1. Measure Aexae’s entire carbon footprint from the previous year, from the supply chain down to delivery to consumers. 

2. Offset the entirety of the previous year’s emissions by funding a diverse mix of projects.

3. Develop and launch a reduction action plan to drive down emissions within operations and the supply chain.

 

 

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