At Euphoric Collection we believe that transparency is vital! Euphoric Collection promises to remain transparent in our production processes. Find out below where our garments are made, who made them, where our fabrics are from, our sustainability efforts and more.
Euphoric Collection is in the process of replacing all of our non-sustainable swimwear fabrics with sustainable fabrics for our swimwear garments by mid 2021. Our sustainable fabric range will consist of Advanced Recycled Carvico techno-fabric made with ECONYL® - 100% regenerated nylon fiber from pre- and post-consumer materials such as ocean and landfill waste, fabric scraps, old carpets and more. Our sustainable range is Imported from Australia, and made in Italy.
The current swimwear fabrics that are sustainable are the Black, White, Sand and sunflower fabrics.
Our loungewear shorts, pants and sweaters are made from fleecy cotton and polyester. This fabric is not sustainable, but if a sustainable option arises we will 100% look into it however, we made sure to source the best quality fabric we could locally. We have done plenty of our own tests to insure that the fabric quality is good and can withstand wear and washes. These garments will last for seasons to come if cared for and washed correctly. This fabric is sourced from a New Zealand company.
Our loungewear crop tops are made from Bamboo viscose, an eco-friendly and sustainable yet durable natural fabric that is beautifully soft and pleasant to touch. This fabric is on the up and coming as being seen as a sustainable option, however there currently is some debate about it. We will follow this conversation and make changes if we see fit. This fabric is imported from Australia.
After the Mill (Where the fabric is made), Euphoric Collection has an in-house studio in Masterton, New Zealand, where all bikinis and loungewear are cut, sewn and packaged by Natasha Overend herself. Natasha does all of the manufacturing of making the garment herself, therefor we can insure that quality, love and sustainable efforts are constantly maintained.
At Euphoric Collection we make sure that all components that go into making our garments are of the highest quality. Our threads, needles, sewing machines, elastics and more are all supplied with quality in mind. This reflects our pricing.
The biggest part of our sustainability efforts is having a made to order process. This means that the only garments that are ever made are ones that are ordered. This means that we have no excess stock of ready made garments on hand at any time, and if trends change? We can easily adapt and overcome this without having any waste. This means no clothing is ever thrown into waste and if there is a certain fabric that we have brought too much of we bring in new styles to sell out certain fabrics.
We also have a samples page on our website that we list up if we have any samples or returned garments on hand. These items either go up for sale at a very discounted price, or they are donated to locals and friends.
In regards to cutting our fabrics, we insure that we create as minimal waste as possible by making sure that when we cut out our patterns on our fabric that we do this efficiently to reduce scraps. Any end cuts that are big enough all go into our scraps box where we can use for smaller patterns, scrunchies or sewing machine tension tests or, donated to locals.
We have reduced our carbon footprint by using biodegradable mailer bags. Our mailer bags are made from plants and are compostable from home or commercially.
Larger orders are sent out in our tote bags, and smaller orders are sent in a draw string bag or in tissue paper. Both of our tote bags and draw string bags can be re-purposed.
Our thank you cards, care cards and lint tags are made with recyclable papers.
Our hygiene stickers remain made from plastic to ensure sanitary standards.
Euphoric Collection supports many New Zealand suppliers. We always seek to support local suppliers before heading off shore.
At Euphoric Collection, we strive to continue our sustainability efforts and to improve on this as we can. We will continue being transparent about our processes and we will continue to strive to do our part as a slow fashion brand.