Sustainable Fashion & Eco-friendly Clothing
Melomys puts people and the planet first
Sustainability is at the heart of our business. All our printing and embroidery happens on demand to minimize waste, and we use eco-friendly materials as much as possible, including natural, organic, and recycled fibers. Our determination to continually improve as a business for good sets us aside from other fashion brands.
When you shop with us, you can feel good knowing that you're supporting a small, family-run business that is also female-led. Even though we're small, we have big dreams of changing our industry and leaving a positive mark on the planet.
We donate at least 30% of our profits to plant trees and only partner with ethical suppliers who don't compromise. In addition, we donate returns so they can help other people rather than end up in a landfill. We plan to support well-vetted organizations making real changes for our planet as we grow.
Wear your values on your sleeve
When you wear clothes that promote environmental causes, you should feel good about not only the message, but also the journey it took to get to you. Unfortunately, many 'environmentally-friendly' clothes ordered online have unsustainable production and shipping practices, which can undermine the message we want to convey. At Melomys, we understand the importance of walking the talk.
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Fashion that doesn't cost the earth.
We believe the fashion industry has to change. It is one of the largest polluting industries in the world, with devastating effects on the environment and human health. Fast fashion, in particular, has created a culture of overconsumption, waste, and exploitation. We believe that it's time for a more sustainable, ethical, and responsible approach to fashion that values people and the planet over profit and disposability.
The fashion industry is one of the biggest polluters in the world, and it's devastating for our planet. From water pollution to landfills filled with discarded clothing, the effects of fast fashion are significant. Approximately 20% of all industrial water pollution comes from textile dyeing and treatment alone! The use of toxic chemicals in production has also greatly impacted air quality, leading to health problems for those living near factories. Furthermore, much of this waste ends up in our oceans, harming marine ecosystems, birds, and other wildlife. To reduce its environmental footprint, the fashion industry needs to embrace sustainable practices such as using eco-friendly materials like organic cotton or bamboo fabrics instead of conventional ones; reducing energy consumption by using renewable sources; recycling existing textiles into new garments; and encouraging consumers to buy fewer clothes but higher quality items that will last longer.
Fast fashion is a term used to describe clothing designs that move quickly from the catwalk or "inspiration piece" to stores to capture current trends. The production process is fast, often using inexpensive fabrics and labor-intensive processes, resulting in lower prices but lower quality garments. This model leads to more consumption than necessary as items are made with a shorter life span than those of higher quality materials. In addition, an estimated 20% of water pollution comes from textile dyeing and treatment – creating not just a waste issue but also an environmental hazard.
The fashion industry has to change.
When it comes to sustainability and fashion, one might think these two topics are counter to one another. After all, fashion has become known for its fast-paced cycles and trend-driven nature, which could make it seem incompatible with sustainability. But we believe that they must coexist for the benefit of people and the planet. Melomys is on a mission to show how this is possible!
Sustainable fashion is about being mindful of your wardrobe choices, such as buying better quality clothes that will last longer or wearing vintage pieces instead of newly made clothing items. It also means shopping from ethical brands that prioritize using sustainable materials and fair labor practices, like paying their worker's fair wages in safe working environments. By doing so, you help reduce your environmental footprint while still looking stylish without having to compromise on ethics or aesthetics! Plus, you can feel good knowing you have done right by people and the planet when purchasing.
Ultimately, sustainable fashion is about taking responsibility for our collective consumption habits and minimizing our ecological footprint through thoughtful decision-making when shopping for our wardrobe pieces. We need to support responsible companies that care about the environment by choosing them over those who don't prioritize sustainability in their supply chain processes!
At the end of the day, it's clear that sustainability and fashion can absolutely coexist—and we even argue that they must if we want to ensure a brighter future for both people and the planet alike! By supporting ethical brands with conscious consumption habits, such as buying better quality garments or opting for vintage pieces instead of new ones whenever possible, shoppers can make an impactful difference without compromising style or personal preferences! So remember—sustainable fashion isn't just good for people and the planet—it's fashionable too!
Fashion is a way of expressing yourself and your beliefs, so you should be proud to wear your clothing with the knowledge that how it got to you is aligned with your values. Sustainable fashion is fashion done right!
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The material used to make a garment or accessory is one of the most important factors in determining its sustainability. Natural materials like wool, hemp, and organic cotton are generally considered to be more sustainable because they are biodegradable and require fewer chemicals for production. Synthetic fabrics, on the other hand, often require petroleum-based chemicals and can create microplastics when washed—both of which can be damaging to the environment. Also, avoid synthetic textiles like polyester or nylon —these fabrics are made from petroleum-based products that require a lot of energy to produce and are not biodegradable. Sustainable fabrics such as bamboo, hemp, and organic cotton are all excellent choices when building a wardrobe based on sustainable principles. Not only do these fibers use fewer resources during production but they are also biodegradable which means they can be broken down naturally without harming the environment. Plus, these fibers often feel softer than conventional materials – bonus!
Another crucial factor in determining if a garment or accessory is sustainable is how it was produced. To be truly sustainable, production should be done with minimal energy use, minimal water waste, and no hazardous chemicals. It is also important to look for garments that were produced in an ethical manner—meaning no exploitation of workers or use of child labor.
It’s important to ensure that all garments are ethically produced if you want your business to be truly sustainable. This means ensuring fair wages and safe working conditions throughout your entire supply chain—from mills that produce your fabric right down to the workers who sew your garments together. It's also important to consider where your clothes are produced; local production will help reduce carbon emissions from shipping while also helping support local communities and economies. You should also look into certifications like GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) which requires producers to meet certain standards for sustainability when manufacturing garments out of organic fabrics such as cotton or wool. By following these ethical practices, you can ensure that your business has a positive impact on both people and the planet!
A great way to reduce waste is to source fabric from deadstock warehouses. Deadstock fabric is excess fabric produced for apparel companies that aren't sold due to overproduction or being out of season. This fabric would otherwise go into landfill so it's great for small businesses producing low quantities of clothing as it reduces their environmental impact. It also eliminates the need for businesses to source new fabric which helps offset the environmental cost associated with producing new fibers. Additionally, using leftovers from garment production can help reduce textile waste by repurposing them into accessories or other items instead of throwing them away.
Finally, the lifespan of a garment or accessory should also be taken into consideration when assessing its sustainability. Items made from natural materials tend to last longer than those made from synthetic materials due to their durability—so opting for natural fibers can help you get more wear out of your clothes and reduce your overall environmental impact. Additionally, buying high-quality items that will last longer (as opposed to low-cost fast fashion) can help reduce waste by making sure you actually get use out of your clothes before they need to be replaced. When shopping sustainably, you want to make sure that you’re investing in items that will last. Quality materials such as organic cotton and linen are great options as they don’t require as much energy or resources to produce and can easily be recycled. Investing in quality pieces also means fewer trips to the store and less waste – a win-win!
Melomys is a sustainable brand that is passionate about protecting the environment. We have a selection of clothing made from eco-friendly materials, such as organic cotton and recycled fabrics. Every item purchased helps to plant 5 trees. We know that our entire supply chain matters in reducing our environmental impact. So we only support ethical suppliers that treat garment workers fairly, and all our deliveries are carbon-neutral through carbon offsetting.
We believe in making conscious choices and supporting an ethical fashion industry that puts people and the planet first. That's why at least 30% of our profits go towards planting trees worldwide and partnering with reputable suppliers who don't compromise on ethical standards. Donating returns to those in need, we help reduce waste from ending up in landfills.
At Melomys, you can feel good knowing that you're supporting a family-run business that is also female-led and a business that strives for minimal waste when it comes to printing or embroidery by using demand-based production methods and sustainable fashion.
We take our environmental responsibility seriously and understand the devastating impact of fast fashion on our planet. Companies need to embrace sustainable practices to reduce their environmental footprint; this includes switching to renewable energy sources, reusing existing textiles instead of producing new ones, recycling materials into garments and encouraging consumers to buy fewer but higher quality items that will last longer.
Named after the Bramble Cay melomys, an endangered species of rodent found off the coast of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Melomys aims to be a force for positive change in recognizing the importance of eco-friendly initiatives for global conservation efforts. By implementing small changes within our operations – such as sourcing sustainable materials – we hope to make a bigger difference across many levels of the industry.