As a responsible design company, we are committed to constantly reassessing the part we play in creating a more sustainable fashion industry and we are passionate about maintaining a sustainable approach across all aspects of our business. This includes the practices within our headquarters, our manufacturing processes and the distribution and delivery of our products to you: the customer.
    There is much more to be done, but we are eager to share the progress we have already made and our plans for the future. Keep an eye for more information as we move towards a more sustainable future.

    Natural & Organic Fabrics
    You may have already spotted the “Certified Organic Cotton” label attached to products by The Motley Goat: a minimum of 85% of all our products has been produced using sustainable materials and particularly organic cotton. We’re proud of our organic cotton T-shirts, long-sleeve t-shirts and sweat pants. Plus, we have been working hard to introduce more sustainable materials into our range of new products.
    But we know we can always do better. That’s why we are committed to reviewing and improving our production processes each season, so you will be able to find more “Certified Organic Cotton” labeled products in your nearest “The Motley Goat” retailer in the future.
    Eco-friendly Production
    All our products are digitally printed. Here are some interesting reasons why our digital fabric printing process is environmentally friendly:
    •       Digital printing is more eco-friendly than the traditional screen-printing methods as we only use the exact amount of ink needed to print our designs. So there’s no wastage.

    •       Printing digitally offers a greener advantage compared to screen-printing which has more chemical waste.

    •       Digital textile printing eliminates the substantial amount of water and electricity required for screen preparation, printing and clean-ups.

          Nevertheless, all dyes and inks used to make our products are water-based and eco-friendly.
    The Motley Goat sandals have been handcrafted by skilled artisans using centuries-old, environmentally-friendly techniques, such as the vegetable tanning process. The process of vegetable tanning uses organic materials and natural tannins derived from the barks, leaves and branches of trees and plants. The leather isn't treated with synthetic substances and little energy is needed to power this classic artisan way of tanning. Despite being slower, vegetable tanning uses the elements instead. After the tanning process takes place in wooden barrels, the hides are hung and left to dry naturally with no mechanical aid, just pure air. The tanneries with which we collaborate, are certified by the Italian Consortium of Leather Tanneries and  have the responsibility to recover, reuse and recycle their waste. Fibres removed from the hides are recycled to make agricultural fertilisers and waste from the depuration process is recycled to create bricks for the construction industry.

    Supply Chain
    An important part of improving sustainability is working with reliable and accredited suppliers. At The Motley Goat, we are always looking for partners who uphold the highest standards in environmental and human welfare. All our products are Fair Trade and no child labour used.
    At the same time, we’re constantly looking for new producers and suppliers who are developing more sustainable production processes and innovative new practices.
    That is why we’ve introduced an 100% recycled paper delivery package, while most of our packages are biodegradable - this includes the paper bags and the parcels, as well as the garment bags. This is the reason why we never use paper invitations and product catalogues. It’s also why we implement energy saving policies in our headquarters and The Showroom Space.

    For more information, or if you have any questions about sustainability at The Motley Goat, please contact us.

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