The word sustainable can seem like a buzzword being thrown around, but to us sustainability is at the core of how this brand began.
We understand that we are not 100% there yet in terms of our sustainable goals, but we will work step by step to get where we want to go.
WHAT BEING SUSTAINABLE MEANS TO US RIGHT NOW
USING SUSTAINABLE MATERIAL WHETHER IT'S NATURAL, ORGANIC OR RECYCLED & WORKING WITH SUPPLIERS THAT ARE CERTIFIED.
Our current collection uses 100% organic cotton and recycled polyester.
The organic cotton in our garments are GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified and we use suppliers that manufacture garments according to these standards. As we move forward we want to use a diverse range of natural and recycled materials for our clothing.
THE WAY OUR GARMENTS ARE MADE AND SHIPPED TO YOU.
Currently our items are made once an order is placed. This helps us reduce the risk of overproduction and reduce waste.
MAKING VERSATILE, QUALITY PIECES THAT CAN GO BEYOND SEASONS.
We are a slow fashion company, this means we only put out between 2-4 collections a year*. It’s important for us to prioritise a slow fashion system to reduce overproduction and waste, rather than churning out loads of collections and pieces a year.
Our clothes are made to transcend traditional seasonal collections and can be worn all year round, prioritising style over trends.
We want to cater to both minimalist and vibrant aesthetics to suit your style needs. You can dress it up or be casual with it, it's really in your hands.
*this may not include special limited edition drops for certain sustainable or social causes
USING SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING.
Currently we are using recyclable paper packaging.
Our packaging may change in the future but we aim for it to always be sustainable. Whether that means using biodegradable, compostable, recycled or recyclable packaging products.
BEING INCLUSIVE IN OUR SIZING*, DIVERSITY AND STYLE.
This means including a wider range of sizing and working on expanding this further in the future. This also means being diverse in who we include in our campaigns and expanding our ranges.
While we really love that there are great sustainable brands out there, they are for the most part catering to womenswear. This largely leaves menswear out in the sustainable clothing movement.
This is why Hekema began with a unisex line and we will continue to expand this further in coming collections, with the view of adding both menswear and womenswear into the fold.
KNOWLEDGE SHARING FOR A MORE SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE
Part of our journey involves advocating for sustainability through knowledge sharing. This currently looks like sharing information, tips and resources to help you learn more about sustainability and incorporate it in your lifestyle through our social content.