Sustainability

Hey there!

If you clicked on this page, it means you give a damn about the planet - and we love that. Unfortunately, making clothes is not sustainable in nature. It is our responsibility to be transparent with you about the initiatives we've taken to place ourselves on the journey towards holistic sustainability. 

If you have a question about something that we do or something you want us to do better, please get in touch via email hello@noelthelabel.com

Organic Cotton 

We're proud that our cotton is organic and GOTS certified. This means that our supplier has met the highest level of environmental criteria throughout the supply chain. Being certified also means that the cotton cultivators must fairly compensate workers. While using organic cotton is less likely to contribute to global warming, acidification, and eutrophication, it’s still not perfect. We continue to invest in research, and are currently testing fabric alternatives such as bamboo and SeaCell for future collections. 

Our suppliers

When choosing a manufacturer, we focused on the human element. We spent a considerable amount of time researching, doing virtual tours, video calls, and inquiring into the payment and treatment of employees. In the end, we picked a manufacturer whose values and ethics aligned with ours. 

The slow-fashion movement

We produce clothes in small quantities and only twice a year. We source the highest quality fabrics to ensure longevity of the clothes, thus advocating for the need to buy less. 

For us, this is an experiment and we’re still trying to find our ground when it comes to minimising waste and excess inventory. Would you be interested in a pre-order model? This model would be the best way to manage inventory, and would allow us to have the capital upfront to manufacture the items. However, it can take months to get new garments produced and shipped. Let us know what you think by emailing us on hello@noelthelabel.com.

100% Biodegradable Packaging

We have partnered with Noissue to use mailers made from renewable plant-based material and / or bio-polymers. This means your mailer will break down in your home compost within 180 days, or 90 days in commercial composting conditions. For best results, you can cut it up into small pieces and recycle the shipping label!