ETHICAL FASHION FEATURE – NANCYBIRD
In the second in our series of Ethical Fashion Features we meet Emily from Melbourne-based accessories label Nancybird.
Nancybird is one of those labels you can’t help but love. Owner/designer Emily has taken Nancybird’s thoughtful and playful designs from humble beginnings in 2001 to the pages of Grazia. The current season of Offspring even sees Nina carrying a Nancybird wallet and clutch bag.
Using quality materials from the get-go, Emily is also clearly committed to reducing the environmental impact her business has. The Nancybird website describes in detail the origin and impact of all materials used as well as what steps the label has taken to reduce it’s environmental footprint.
And the designs? Just beautiful!
- Nancybird HQ is powered by 100% wind power.
- Their bags are flat-packed - usually bags are delivered stuffed full of paper – they now have almost no paper wastage in their deliveries, and the reduced bulk also means less fuel used in shipping and delivery.
- Use recycled cardboard in their boxes for all their bulk deliveries and 100% recycled plastic bags (which their items are delivered in).
- Recycle and reuse all paper, boxes and postpacks
- Use water based inks for all hand printed fabrics- this is a less toxic form of printing, compared to solvent based inks and some pigments.
- Use natural fabrics – mostly cotton and jute.
- Prefer to use analine or vegetable tanned leathers, both lower impact form of tanning.
Click here to find where Nancybird is stocked in WA!