AUSTRALIAN CONSUMERS ARE SENDING 6,000KGS OF TEXTILES TO LANDFILL EVERY 10 MINUTES.
SOURCE - 2016, THE COUNCIL OF TEXTILES & FASHION INDUSTRIES AUSTRALIA
Australians are the world’s second largest consumer of textiles buying an average of 27 kilograms of new textiles each year only to then discard 23 kilograms into landfill. Two-thirds of those discards are man-made synthetic/plastic fibres that may never breakdown.
GREEN MANUFACTURING & MAKERS
At the core of everything we do at LE BUNS, is a strong respect for the people we work with, and the environment we work within. We are well aware of the reputation of the fashion industry and strive to promote positive change.
LÉ BUNS exclusively work with boutique family owned facilities that conserve water and energy use, and take the time to make sure that the people who produce our fabrics and collections are treated well.
The manufacturing process is managed in a highly sustainable manner almost every thing in the factory is reused which means very little waste. Natural elements complete the process with all printing done by hand and dried by the sun instead of large heat machines as larger factories would use. Even the pre washing of the fabrics are by hand and dried by the sun instead of industrial washing machines.
We source only the most soft, luxurious and environmentally sustainable options available. LE BUNS aim to offer you easy, effortless and most of all eco-friendly solutions to the clothing you wear most and closest to your body – underwear & swimwear. You can feel good about your clothing knowing that you are supporting awareness & overall demand of organic cotton in leiu of environmentally harmful conventional cotton and regenerated nylon in lieu of non - recycled nylon fabrications each time you wear a piece from our collections.
Our intimates are made with GOTS certified organic cotton. Unlike conventional cotton, Organic Cotton eliminates the use of pesticides, insecticides, herbicides and Genetically Modified Organisms that are currently being grossly emitted by the conventional cotton trade. And yet, sadly less than 1% of all cotton is grown organic.
Conventionally grown cotton uses more insecticides than any other crop in the world. It is estimated that each year cotton producers are responsible for the use of as much as 25% of the world’s insecticides and more than 10% of the world’s pesticides. These toxins are harmful for farmers and workers, us as consumers, and entire wildlife eco-systems.
The fabric is cool to the touch and very absorbent, meaning less waste of water.
Furthermore, the fabric is more resistant to shrinkage, fading and graying than cotton, thereby extending its lifespan. It is just great for underwear because it is both super soft (has a silky touch) that gives that luxurious feel that we are aiming for. It is also a fabric that is irritation free and naturally prevents the growth of bacteria.
Our luxurious & highly versatile swimwear collections are are made of a durable regenerated nylon. LE BUNS swimwear fabric is sourced in Italy from a mill that has been knitting innovative fabrics for over 50 years. This yarn comes from 100% regenerated materials, helping to reduce the amount of global waste by collecting it from landfills and oceans and feeding it back into production cycles.
It is estimated 640,000 tonnes of fishing gear are dumped in our oceans each year. A study of 870 nets recovered in the US alone contained more than 32,000 marine animals. The WPAS (World Animal Protection Society) estimates that entanglement in ghost gear kills at least 136,00 seals, sea lions and whales every year. Every ton of fish net recovered & regenerated will produce enough yarn for 26,000 pairs of bikini bottoms!
According to Baptist World Aid In 2013, 61% of Australian companies did not know where their garments were made, and 76% didn’t know where their fabric was woven, knitted or dyed. We have complete transparency within our supply chain. We know that our fabrics are certified Fair Trade Certified grown in India, and our regenerated nylons from Italy. LE BUNS founder Keisha Dessaix visit and work from the factories to design and develop our collections to ensure we know exactly who is making our garments, where they work and what their workplace is like, their standard of living and respect fair pay as we work very closely with them.
CARBON FOOTPRINT & SEASONALITY
We’ve all heard the sentence ‘Less is More’ said a thousand times, but it really is true. Our goal is to find that perfect balance between producing a good quality product which is fashionable and staying true to our moral compass.
There is never any need to compromise, especially when we keep the process clean, transparent and simple. By limiting our collection to minimal yet versatile essentials, we are able to put the right amount of focus and thought in to each part of the production and all the way to your wardrobe. The whole cycle from production, transport, packaging and all the way to the fabric touching your skin should cause as little impact as possible.
Our mission is to create underwear swimwear that is flattering, functional and comfortable that will have longevity, so that you won't feel the need to throw out your garment every few months.
LE BUNS is vegan, cruelty free and a slow fashion brand.
We use plant based fabrics, not only because they are great for your skin, but also because it is important for us, that no animals are being hurt in the process of the making of our products; so you will not find any leather, wool, silk etc. in our collections.
WRAPPING AND PACKAGING OF ORDERS
Online orders are packed in a biodegradable box made of recycled paper or home compost grade mailer bag. When buying any underwear or swimwear (excluding sale items) we include for you a free signature wash bag. This bag will help you take extra care of your lingerie when machine washing. Furthermore, we have eliminated the use of any unnecessary packaging such as additional wrapping paper, postcard marketing collateral and stickers.