Auckland, New Zealand

We Are Ethical

ReCreate clothing is ethically produced in our sewing centre in Cambodia. Operating in conjunction with a New Zealand Registered Charitable Trust and as members of the Fair Trade Association (FTAANZ), we are committed to providing fair and empowering employment under excellent working conditions, which includes:

Living wages with the opportunity to earn matched savings every month
A 32 hour work week to ensure plenty of time for family and life outside of work
Full sewing training covering every step of the garment making process
Additional training in areas such as money management, basic healthcare, reading and writing
Paid holiday leave, sick leave, maternity care and overtime pay
The opportunity to care for younger children on site or support to send older children to school
A well ventilated, light and beautiful working environment

We Are Organic

ReCreate's fabrics are certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), as well as denim sourced through the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), so you know that our garments are kind to the environment as well as the people who make them. GOTS is the leading global organic standard and includes benefits such as:

A guaranteed minimum of 95% certified organic fibres
Never using genetically modified seeds or harmful fertilisers in the growing process
The sustainable use of land to maintain a healthy balance in the soil
Prohibiting the use of harmful chemicals and bleaches at all stages of the process
Strong procedures for minimising waste during production
Recyclable paper and cardboard packaging materials used when shipping
Fair employment and good conditions for all workers from the farms through to the factories

We Are Sustainable

ReCreate is continually moving towards a more sustainable way of doing business, with regular reviews of our environmental management plan. It is our aim to minimise impact on the planet while providing fair employment that enables a better future for producers. Strategies for sustainability include:

Only using 100% recycled, recyclable, reusable, biodegradable poly mailers
Importing our garments using a carbon neutral shipping service
Only using recyclable paper and cardboard packaging
Packing our garments in recycled, reusable cotton bags
Only creating products consisting of organic, natural, recycled or sustainably sourced material
Reusing fabric offcuts and samples from garment production to minimise waste
Monitoring and minimising water and electricity usage in our garment production centre

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