As a company we are committed to ensuring we operate in an environmentally responsible way. We are far from perfect, but WE REALLY CARE! We believe that every small bit helps, and we are actively taking steps to increase sustainability and reduce our footprint both behind the scenes in sourcing and manufacturing, as well as what our customers take home.
Our aim is to source beautiful, sustainable fabrics that are the premium quality our customers expect.
Every decision we make, we consider the impact on the environment. Some of our initiatives include reducing our plastic consumption by up to 70% by not individually bagging our garments coming from our factory. We are working on a biodegradable plastic for the bags we do use.
We are proud to say more than 80% of our collection is made from natural fibres and if not, we aim to source recycled man made alternatives.
We proudly use Tencel™ Modal for all our Modal sleepwear. TENCEL™ Modal fibres help to maintain the environmental balance by being integrated into nature's cycle. The fibres originate from the renewable raw material wood, created by photosynthesis. The certified biobased fibres are manufactured using an environmentally responsible production process. The fibres are certified as compostable and biodegradable, and thus can fully revert back to nature.
We also source organic cotton and pure silk along with using RPET made from recycled plastic bottles. We aim to engage in low waste practices, with careful management of materials. Much of our surplus fabrics and trims are utilised into new designs such as our knickers and eye masks.
We feel a moral obligation to the people who make our garments. Adequate wages, healthy working hours, a safe hygienic workplace, protection of the environment, prohibition of forced labour, elimination of child labour are all vital to our social responsibility.
Papinelle has worked continuously and closely with our main supplier in China for over 15 years. Long-lasting supplier relationships are as important to the company as the sourcing of sustainably produced natural fabrics for our sleepwear designs. We have personally visited and inspected our main factory and they have also been inspected independently by BSCI (an independent auditor initiated by the Foreign Trade Association).
For the past two years Papinelle has supported Carbon Neutral Charitable Fund's tree planting programme that helps restore degraded land in our native Australian environment.
Papinelle has recently started working with Thread Together who deliver new, good quality clothing and shoes to people in our community who are doing it tough. By donating sleepwear we are able to help Thread Together in their aim to restore dignity and hope for people who are going through a difficult time by providing the opportunity to choose a complete wardrobe of new clothes.
We are proud to use 100% home compostable satchels to ship our online orders. While you're sleeping, these zero-waste bags will start to break-down, keeping plastics out of landfill and methane emissions out of our atmosphere. So whether you put this in your home compost or throw it away, this eco-friendly mailer is just one small measure we're taking to reduce our footprint on the earth.
PAPINELLE SUPPORTS THE BELOW CHARITIES: