At Scribbler we are committed to making changes wherever and whenever possible to reduce our negative impact and increase our positive impact on our planet - be that people, animals, the economy or the natural environment.
Ditching the plastic
Being a small, home-based business means we aren't always able to use all recycled materials in the manufacture of our garments, since our order count is too low, but we are committed to doing what we can, when we can.
We have worked hard in 2021 to ensure that the majority of our new ranges in 2022 will be manufactured using fabrics and down-type fillers that are made from recycled PET (plastic bottles). This means we are reducing our impact on animals as well as reducing the amount of single use plastic that ends up in landfill.
We also try where we can, to reduce the use of single use plastics in the every day running of our business - we use compostable/recycled plastic mailers and cardboard boxes when sending out orders and try to only use recyclable materials like our custom made paper stickers. Any soft plastics or paper that is generated in our home office are recycled on a regular basis.
From 2022 onwards, all our poly/garment bags will be no longer be made from plastic - like so many are in the clothing industry - they will be made from biodegradable cornstarch! We are so excited about this. We found a wonderful supplier who is custom making these bags just for us, to our design specification. This is a huge step forward for us in reducing single use plastic bags that dominate our industry.
Treating workers fairly
One area we can make a difference, is with the people who make our garments. We have partnered with excellent technical jacket manufacturers based in China and Vietnam.
Both of our partners are SEDEX members and follow the SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) audit system.
Our Vietnamese partner has great sustainability practices in place and is a supporter of the Ba Chieu Home for homeless and disadvantaged girls in Ho Chi Minh City.
Helping those in need
Scribbler is committed to giving part of its profits annually to support organisations that make this world a little brighter for those in dark places. Thank you to all our wonderful customers for helping us, help those who need it most.
In 2021 Scribbler gave NZ$5 000.00 to Tearfund New Zealand to help with their incredibly impactful work - wherever the need was greatest across their four key areas of help:
- Modern slavery
- Disasters and conflict
- Farming and enterprise
- Child development
In November 2021 Scribbler gave an additionl $5 000.00 to Tearfund towards their amazing work in Thailand against Modern Slavery.
From 1 December 2021 Scribbler will be a regular supporter of the Tearfund LIFT programme in Thailand which helps women and children get out of modern slavery and to convict those who are responsible for it. We have pledged to donate $10 000.00 over the next 12 months towards this very worthy cause.
We would encourage you to get behind Tearfund's amazing work if you are able to - www.tearfund.org.nz.
In 2020 Scribbler gave $1000 to Homes of Hope Tauranga - a wonderful organisation based in Tauranga, New Zealand that provides therapeutic foster care services to children from hard places who have suffered abuse and/or neglect. Please consider donating to them should you be in a position to do so - www.homesofhope.org.nz.
We are committed to constantly improve
We aren't perfect, but we are committed to making changes wherever we can, whenever we can.