Celebrating over a decade as a leader in spa uniform design, Fashionizer Spa is extending its journey towards becoming a fully sustainable company in both their products and processes by 2020.
At a time when environmental awareness is at the forefront of global conversation, Fashionizer Spa is striving to make every aspect of the uniform development more eco-conscious, from the very beginning of the growing process to all the way to delivery.
Going green is not a one step process, Fashionizer Spa is constantly evolving in keeping with new eco-friendly yarn developments and cutting-edge ways to maintain their position as a market leader in sustainable uniform fashion. Behind the scenes, the company has been researching new ecological technologies in fabrics and production for a while. The company’s sustainability journey started out in 2008 when they developed their exclusive Cotton Performance Fabric, combining organic cotton with other yarns as their first ‘eco-conscious’ move, and within the past five years have introduced further sustainable fabrics, such Linen, Tencel and PET, which is a recycled polyester filament yarn coming from 100% recycled plastic bottles. The ethical standards at their European factories have always been part of the company’s agenda with ongoing visits to ensure that staff are properly remunerated and work in good conditions.
As a part of their new sustainability pledge, Fashionizer Spa is committed to phasing in fully sustainable fabrics, using strictly biodegradable packaging, and completely off setting their carbon footprint of both production and deliveries.
Managing Director, Debbie Leon, says:
“As part of our sustainability pledge, we will be introducing a number of initiatives next year:
- Video Series: We will be sharing some of our sustainability knowledge by introducing a video series, in which we will unfold the challenges that the fashion industry as a whole and uniform companies in particular face when introducing new eco-friendly practices.
- We will be launching a new addition of sustainable fabric to our organic cotton collection, “Eco-Smooth”, it is made from the same yarn combination as the ever successful CPF but has a smoother look and finish. New styles for spa and medical garments will be added to the stock supported range and sold via our online shop.
- As we sell worldwide and we wish to encourage our customers to follow sustainable practices, we are working on a carbon offset calculator so that we can calculate the number of trees we need to plant for each shipment. We will offer customers the chance to contribute to make their order more eco-efficient, or we will pay for the offset if they do not wish to do so.
- In a bid to eliminate plastic from our packaging, we will be introducing biodegradable packaging, which we are still working on deciding if this will be made from paper, corn or potatoes.
Our journey to a more environmentally friendly business is more of a marathon than a sprint, and we hope to continue to lead the market in finding solutions for a more sustainable world, and inspiring others to do so in return. We will be encouraging the industry to follow us on us on our eco-voyage.”