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Sustainability 2017-01-18T19:27:29+00:00

Zero waste

95% of textiles that end up in landfill are recyclable. To avoid contributing to this unnecessary textile wastage, most Hangin’ Around products are made to order. Additionally, all fabric and yarn offcuts are saved and reused in other textile creations, and the swing tags attached to each item are tied on using yarn offcuts!

Locally sourced

Yarns used are sourced from suppliers in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, and fabric is printed in Melbourne.

Organic

The latest ranges (syn-aesthetic, hangin’ around x alia wilhelm) are made using 100% organic cotton! Additionally, as many organic yarns as possible are used in woven products, and brand/care labels on all textile items are made of organic cotton!

Recycled

Many of the yarns used in woven products are recycled (either repurposed yarns, or the yarn itself is made of recycled fibres), and cushion inserts used are made of 100% post consumer recycled PET fibre – every 1kg of which saves 70 water bottles from landfill! Additionally, Hangin’ Around swing tags, business cards, and other promotional materials are printed only onto recycled cardstock.

Slow design

Slow design is achieved through practicing artisan textile production methods (such as hand weaving) and crafting all items by hand.

Low power consumption

Woven and knitted items are crafted manually and involve no power consumption in the production stage. Construction of print items and the finishing of knitted items involve only a sewing machine and iron.

Responsible packaging

Items are packaged using recycled or repurposed materials, and shipping is avoided altogether with digital stationery.

Handmade

All items are handcrafted by Claire in her home studio. No production is outsourced, meaning you can rest assured no one was mistreated in the creation of your item.

Quality

Products are crafted to a high standard and are made of the highest quality materials available. This means your products will last a long time, ultimately avoiding excessive consumption.

Low Impact

Fabrics featured in the Hangin’ Around PRINT collections are digitally printed onto 100% cotton poplin using non toxic, solvent free, water based pigment inks.

Thankyou, you ray of sunshine!

By shopping with Hangin’ Around, you are supporting local, supporting small, supporting sustainable, supporting slow.