Our Environmental Footprint

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At Three Bears we care about the enironmental footprint we create. We’re aiming to be as transparent as possible with our customers about our morals, ethics and environmental policies of the brands we stock.

This is a new initiative we are doing, and we realise that its an improtant aspect of our moral fibre, and helps people understand us and hopefully help us improve our mark on the planet. We will constantly update information from all our brands. We will continue to evolve, and we will update you on any new relevant information.

Currently our end, we are trying to reduce our use of plastic. We use Recycled silk sari drawstring bags for most of our purchses (bigger items like bags etc just dont fit in unfortunately. We have also recently started using compostable Hero bags and these are also reuseable(two sealable strips provided. While this still isnt perfect by any means. Its a step in the right direction and sourcing the silk sari's and compositble bags is obviously an extra cost that we try and to to help be more environmentally aware and responsible.

We have endeavoured to contact all brands to try and get direct information about policies and initiatives. In some cases they already have information which we have accessed off their site, we will continue to update as new information comes to hand.

Please note that If your brand is listed and you wish to update or change information please email us at colin@threebearsclothing.com.au .

We are also highlighting the initiatives we at Three Bears are taking as a business to reduce our footprint on the planet. We are certainly not perfect and this is a long term project that we are committing to. Eventually we want to show that we care and we want to try help make the world a better place. Hopefully we can achieve that, of course with your ongoing support. Here's to a better planet that our kids can enjoy hopefully just as much as us :).

Here are our brands footprints and their take on how they can reduce their impact on the planet.

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here is a brief overview of the information provide to us by these key brands which we stock.

Basically they are targeting 100% sustainable cotton by 2025, phasing out of single use plastics by 2021, and reducing their carbonb footprint by 25% by 2025.

Here is the Blurb

At Desigual we know that the best way to feel good is to do good.

We have always stood for authenticity, equality, diversity and the freedom to express your desires, something that sets us apart as a responsible and conscientious brand.

We also know that what we do has an impact on people and the environment.

Which is why we want to grow in a sustainable and sustained way, and for our footprint as a brand to be positive.

At Desigual we believe…
  • in fashion that is inclusive and celebrates diversity;
  • in people and our environment;
  • that dressing is a declaration of intent, and in designing clothes that help people to tell their story;
  • in the “I can do anything today” feeling and that looking good doesn't depend on age, gender or culture;
  • and that everyone should be able to say, think, believe, love and dress freely, and never be persecuted or questioned for it.

One of the main pillars of our 2020-2023 Sustainability and CSR Plan is the product, incorporating sustainability criteria that cover its entire life cycle, from the selection of raw materials to manufacturing and logistics processes.

We are progressively introducing sustainable fibers into our collections and working to improve the traceability of these fibers.

At Desigual, we are highly committed to the health and safety of our customers. This is demonstrated by the fact that within the Quality Department we have a specific Product Health and Safety department to guarantee that our garments are properly tested and fall within legal parameters.


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IVKO Woman – Sustainibility facts
IVKO Woman is a brand that has, to a large extent, been working under conditions that enhances sustainability, Since the company/brand has been started. IVKO is a family run business that has both the design and the entire production process, in its own hands. Everything is produced in Serbia. Almost entirely, about 90% of all production is done in company’s production mill. Ivko Woman is predominantly a knitwear producer. Since the foundation IVKO is committed to the use of the highest quality yarns, spun of natural, biodegradable fibers. IVKO source all the yarns from the most renowned Italian spinners. More than 85% of all threads used in the production are made of merino wool, cotton, and linen fibers (rest of the yarns used are mostly yarns made of viscose fiber, a “semi” natural fiber since its source is as well coming from nature). Viscose yarns are sourced from EU based Italian spinning company that fully complies with the rigid environmental standards for production. As well, since years company has been extending a part of the production with organic certified wool and cotton yarns, which constitutes about 10% of production today.
Ivko Woman uses the highest knitting technology – the shaping of the garment parts are done almost entirely on the knitting machine, thus significantly reducing off cut waste created in the later production process. Products are made of the pre-dyed yarns, so the use of the water at Ivko premises is reduced to a minimum amount necessary to achieve the physical stability of a final product.
Detergents and softeners used are organic certified, with low environmental impact. Cut waste is fully reused – at the control of the company; all the cut waste is combed back to fibers and then sold to a company that creates a nonwoven fabric used in the furniture industry. The company will maintain its development while focusing even more on sustainable production in the future.
The company already switched from conventional electricity sources to use of green electricity to power the production plants, design premises, offices and shops. All the hanging labels and packaging cartoon boxes are made of FSC certified paper (Forest Stewardship Council™ - global not-for-profit organization that sets the standards for promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests).
The Company is committed to measures that will further reduce the negative environmental impact like:
-eliminating the use of plastic materials for packing of single products;
-wastewater treatment that will enable reuse of the water thus reducing the overall water consumption;
-reduction of the use of oil for heating of premises by turning to heat pump heating systems.
The company fully complies with all local employment regulatory requirements that have been verified by the Fair Wear foundation audit. The company is considering acquiring the Fair Wear certificate in the coming period.