Our Goals

PLASTIC & PACKAGING

Endeavour to make all the packaging we use reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025,
so we are not contributing to plastic pollution in any way.

Why is this important to us?

With a dream to live plastic free, we understand that the fashion industry contributes to an extensive amount of packaging which is commonly made of petrochemical plastics. Much of which ends up in landfills & contributes to environmental pollution and carbon emissions.

For a better world, we are dedicated to finding ways to reduce and ultimately eliminate non-recyclable materials from our process of creating beautiful
natural sleepwear.


ENERGY, EMISSIONS & AIR POLLUTION

To map our carbon footprint, set reduction targets in line with climate science, and endeavour to eliminate
air pollution from our supply chain.

Why is this important to us?

Conscious of our current climate crisis, we understand that rapid reductions in emissions are required to avoid runaway climate change.

MATERIALS WE USE

To take significant steps towards eliminating any negative environmental impacts from the materials we source and uphold high standards of animal welfare.

Why is this important to us?

To reduce our footprint on the ecosystem, we need to remain conscious of the impact that the production of our materials currently contributes. In most production facilities, excessive amounts of water and chemicals are used to produce textiles, which all have an impact on communities and precious resources.

BIODIVERSITY

To ensure our business is conserving or regenerating biodiverse ecosystems throughout our supply chain.

Why is this important to us?

Giving back more than what we take away from the environment is an important objective for Papinelle. Our passion is to change the current
narrative of the fashion industry and reverse our impact on ecosystems and biodiversity around the world.

Our Challenges

PLASTIC & PACKAGING

Plastic packaging is functional and cheap.

We are reliant on our suppliers for the packaging that our garments come to us in.

Singular polybags are requested by our third-party logistics partners, and are necessary for the protection of garments.

Compostable polybags don’t have a long life, and composting systems for end-of-life are different in each market.

Recycling systems for soft plastics are limited and vary in each market.

The use of paper and cardboard for
packaging products can lead to
deforestation and ecosystem loss.

Some tissue paper is coated in plastic, and so is not recyclable in standard recycling bins.

COVID-19 has seen a massive increase in online purchases globally and related demand for packaging materials.


ENERGY, EMISSIONS & AIR POLLUTION

Mapping our emissions and energy foot-print takes time and resources.

Obtaining the data about our emissions from our suppliers is difficult.

Our products are sent globally which are shipped using fossil fuels.

Many global garment factories are still powered by coal boilers and/or fossil fuel-generated electricity.

Coal burners release toxic air particles when burned, and can sometimes not have best practice air filtration.

We have no control over the energy
policies of the jurisdictions our suppliers operate in.

MATERIALS WE USE

[1] NATURAL FIBRES & OUR RELIANCE

Review and map our current GOTS supply chain to ensure each step of the value chain obtains legitimate GOTS certificates.

Engage with our key suppliers to ensure they achieve GOTS certification where applicable.

Increase the use of certified virgin organic cotton fibres to 25% of current range.

Start to map our supply chain to under-stand water scarcity risks in the regions we source fibres from.

Review and map our silk supply chain to ensure we have transparency over where the silk is farmed and harvested, and identify risk areas.

Create an ‘Animal Welfare Policy’, relating to the animal-based fibres we source.

[2] SYNTHETIC FIBRES

Polyester is durable, strong, and easy to clean and care for.

Recycled fabric options are very limited.

Microplastics are shed with every wash of a synthetic garment.

[3] CHEMICALS

Chemicals and metals are used in dyeing and finishing processes of garments and transparency around chemical and water use in our supply chain is often hard to obtain.

Some dyeing and finishing mills do not have procedures in place for safe handling and disposal of chemicals.
Synthetic chemicals are often cheaper and better performing than bio-based alternatives.

[4] TRIMS & COMPONENTS

Many components/trims used on
garments are made from fossil fuels.

[5] EXTENDING THE LIFE OF OUR GARMENTS

Our customers expect quality and
durability in our fabrics.

Excessive quantities of garments are often purchased due to supplier minimums or incorrect projections, leading to excess unwanted garments at the end of season.

BIODIVERSITY

Our supply chain is deep and opaque. Knowing where we are having a direct impact on biodiversity is difficult.

Our raw materials are all grown or
extracted in overseas jurisdictions we
have no control over.

Cellulosic fabrics such as viscose, rayon, and modal have been linked to the deforestation of some of the planet’s most endangered forests.

FY23 Targets

PLASTIC & PACKAGING

Plastic packaging is functional and Conduct a packaging audit to identify all packaging materials and volumes used across the business, and create a priority list.

Map our entire supply chain and packaging systems to identify a holistic long-term solution to our packaging challenges and
set targets for the following years.

Investigate alternative materials for our singular polybags that are easily recyclable/compostable in all markets.

Investigate with each of our 3PL providers, what end-of-life solutions they have access to.

Investigate alternative materials we can use for our carton liners.

Begin to transition all virgin paper and card-board used on our packaging to be from FSC or PEFC certified sources.

Investigate what paper and cardboard post-consumer recycled content our supplies can currently provide us.

Investigate opportunities to take back our mailers.


ENERGY, EMISSIONS & AIR POLLUTION

Start collecting data for mapping our
footprint next year.

Establish an annual planting day for our Australian and New Zealand teams.

Map our stationary energy usage in our AUS and NZ-based operations and set an annual reduction target.

Research our global freight partners to find out what they are doing to reduce their emissions.

Set air freight reduction targets for 2023, and 2024.

Review our supply chain to see where the source of their electricity is coming from.

Review our Supplier Code of Conduct
(SCOC) and ensure it stipulates our
expectations of air pollution mitigation and emissions reduction.
Investigate the installation of renewable energy generation at our AUS headquarters.

MATERIALS WE USE

[1] NATURAL FIBRES & OUR RELIANCE

Review and map our current GOTS supply chain to ensure each step of the value chain obtains legitimate GOTS certificates.

Engage with our key suppliers to ensure they achieve GOTS certification where applicable.

Increase the use of certified virgin organic cotton fibres to 25% of current range.

Start to map our supply chain to under-stand water scarcity risks in the regions we source fibres from.

Review and map our silk supply chain to ensure we have transparency over where the silk is farmed and harvested, and identify risk areas.

Create an ‘Animal Welfare Policy’, relating to the animal-based fibres we source.

[2] SYNTHETIC FIBRES

Review products using polyester and
create a priority list of products to find non-synthetic alternatives.

Investigate participating in the Microfiber Consortium, to help find solutions to textile microfibers.

Investigate suppliers of Guppy Friend
washing bags.

[3] CHEMICALS

Engage with and map our supply chain to gain visibility of the current management of chemicals and water and any accompanying certifications, of each supplier.

Investigate the types of innovation in
dyeing and printing methods that reduce negative environmental impacts.

[4] TRIMS & COMPONENTS

Construct a list of all trims used and the materials they are made from.

[5] EXTENDING THE LIFE OF OUR GARMENTS

Review faulty returned products to
identify common faults. and create list of fabrics and weights used.

Develop and Launch the ‘Papinelle Care Guide’ to help extend the life of all our garments and minimise emissions and resource use.

Investigate the faulty products at
manufacturer level.

BIODIVERSITY

Review our Supplier Code of Conduct
(SCOC) and ensure it stipulates our
expectations of environmental
management.

Investigate partnering with organisation(s) that are looking to restore and protect biodiversity in Australia and New Zealand.

Establish an annual planting day with
measurable biodiversity impacts for our Australia and New Zealand teams.

Review and map our viscose and modal supply chain to ensure we have transparency and traceability of our fibres.

FY24 Targets

PLASTIC & PACKAGING

Launch trial for new “polybag” packaging on one of our collections and/or one of our markets.

Launch new carton liners.

All virgin paper and cardboard used on our packaging to be from FSC or PEFC certified sources.

All paper and cardboard in our packaging to contain at least 50% post-consumer recycled content.

Ensure all tissue paper is recyclable or home compostable.

Eliminate all unnecessary packaging.

ENERGY, EMISSIONS & AIR POLLUTION

Map our emissions footprint for scopes, 1,2, and 3.

Develop a robust emissions reduction plan with targets for 2023 and 2024.

Investigate carbon offsetting options.

Produce a procurement policy including (and ensure all future RFPs include) requirements relating to emission reductions and air pollution mitigation.

Actively prioritise freight companies who have an emissions reduction and management plan.

Achieve our 2023 air freight reduction target.

Use our communications platforms to educate and engage our audiences on how they can minimise their emissions from caring for and washing our garments.

Prioritise suppliers who have an Environmental Management System, follow best practice to reduce air pollution, and are working towards reducing their emissions.

MATERIALS WE USE

[1] NATURAL FIBRES & OUR RELIANCE

Papinelle to proceed with GOTS certification for the business and add GOTS logo to all product swing tickets.

Increase the use of GOTS-certified virgin organic cotton fibres to 50% of current range.

Complete mapping our supply chain to understand water scarcity risks in the regions we source fibres from.

Investigate options for natural fibers grown using regenerative farming techniques.

Investigate the introduction of recycled cotton fibres for our garments.

Investigate organic, peace, and recycled silk alternatives.

[2] SYNTHETIC FIBRES

50% of all polyester fabrics to be from certified post-consumer recycled sources.

Launch Guppy washing bags in-store and online.

Develop and implement a communications plan to engage and educate our customers on reducing microplastics from washing.

[3] CHEMICALS

Ensure (through audits) that all our suppliers manage and dispose of chemicals safely.

[4] TRIMS & COMPONENTS

Identify what trims can be designed out of our garments.

Identify priority trims to investigate naturally derived or recycled options.

[5] EXTENDING THE LIFE OF OUR GARMENTS

Investigate design and fabric alternatives to address the most common faults.

Investigate offering a repairs service/
partnership for customers in Australia and NZ.

Investigate 3D software sampling
programmes and training for the design team.

BIODIVERSITY

Investigate design and fabric alternatives to address the most common faults.

Investigate offering a repairs service/partnership for customers in Australia and NZ.

Investigate 3D software sampling programmes and training for the design team.

FY25 Targets

PLASTIC & PACKAGING

Extend pilot of new polybag packaging to 50% of our products.

All paper and cardboard in our packaging to contain at least 80% post-consumer recycled content.

ENERGY, EMISSIONS & AIR POLLUTION

Achieve our emissions reduction target.

To be supplied with 100% renewable energy for our operations.

Investigate emissions mapping to a product level for one product.

Achieve our energy reduction target.

Achieve our stationary energy reduction target.

Achieve our 2024 air freight reduction target.

100% of suppliers to have signed our SCOC that stipulates our expectations of air pollution mitigation and emissions reductions.

MATERIALS WE USE

[1] NATURAL FIBRES & OUR RELIANCE

100% of all virgin cotton used by Papinelle is 100% GOTS certified, and the logo is displayed on all relevant garments.

Start to collect water use data and waste-water quality data from the sites in our supply chain that have high water use - such as dyeing, printing, washing, and finishing facilities.

Develop a pilot garment using regeneratively grown cotton.

Develop a pilot garment containing recycled cotton fibres.

Launch a pilot garment using new lower impact silk fabrication.

[2] SYNTHETIC FIBRES

70% of all our polyester fabrics to be from certified post-consumer recycled sources.

Launch pilot collection using new alternative fabric to polyester.

Review and test our products to identify the volume of microplastics released from our garments.

[3] CHEMICALS

Ensure all our dyeing/printing mills are Oeko-Tex or bluesign certified.

[4] TRIMS & COMPONENTS

Launch new garments with trims designed out, or using naturally derived or recycled trims for the priority trims.

[5] EXTENDING THE LIFE OF OUR GARMENTS

Launch a repairs service/partnership for customers in Australia and NZ.

BIODIVERSITY

Develop a pilot garment using regenerative cotton.

Use our communications platforms to educate and engage our audiences on the regenerative future.

Tier 2 and 3 suppliers to have signed our SCOC that stipulates our expectations of environmental management.

Develop a Biodiversity Strategy and action plan for reducing biodiversity loss based on areas of highest concern in our supply chain.

All cellulosic fabrics are either FSC or
PEFC certified, or come from branded fibres with traceable supply chains (i.e. Lenzing Modal).

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