Sustainability

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BEAUTIFUL CLOTHING SHOULDN'T COST THE EARTH

Right now, there is no such thing as a 100% sustainable fashion brand, but we can do our best to make changes  that work towards that bigger goal.

 

After all, it's about progress - not perfection.

 

That's why I'm bringing it back to focus on the locally crafted, the made to order, the more considered approach with a respect for Papatūānuku, our Mother Earth.

My sustainability promise

I will continue to learn and elevate my knowledge and adapt our operating practices where I can to ensure we leave the smallest footprint. That way, you can can continue to embrace your fun-loving colourful side - without it costing the environment.

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SLOW FASHION

From concept, sourcing and pattern making, to sampling, every Billie Zinzan garment starts its journey in my Northland studio.

 

The focus is on made to order, which means we only carry a very limited amount of stock for the weekend pop-up shop  - more often than not, I don't start cutting and sewing until an order has been placed.  That allows you to choose your colour, fit and style to suit you.

 

All of our Editions pieces are available for a limited timeframe. This keeps things fresh on the design front for both me and you and means that you have something unique to cherish for years to come. 

DESIGNED TO LAST BEYOND A SINGLE SEASON

Part of the Billie Zinzan design ethos is to make clothing that is inherently timeless, transcending trends and focusing on developing a signature style that enables our customers to embrace their happiness and confidence. Our pieces are designed to last far beyond a single season, transforming for different occasions, seasons and lifestyles.

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FABRICS WITH A LIGHT FOOTPRINT

From the outset, we wanted to use fabrics that have a lighter footprint on the planet. It was so important, we delayed the launch of the brand by months to get the correct fabric! 

 

We focus mainly on Lenzing Tencel and OEKO-Tex certified linen which are both versatile and durable, they wear beautifully and retain their quality even as they're washed over and over again. Many of the other fabrics we use are natural fibres and come from local suppliers (including deadstock options), while continuously searching for even better, more eco-friendly solutions. 

 

Our goal is to produce all Billie Zinzan garments from sustainable, organic and up-cycled fabrics, and continue to find innovative solutions for the production off-cuts.

DELIVERED IN CONSCIOUS PACKAGING

Every order is shipped in an r3pack recyclable courier bag, made from recycled plastics. Your garment is wrapped in FSC certified tissue and paper, and comes with clear instructions on how to care for your new item.

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