Recycled Faux Fur
Our 2020 Autumn Winter range introduces recycled polyester to our evolving brand story. Plastic bottles are collected, chipped, melted, and spun into yarn — and turned into your favourite Ena Pelly Piece. Our best-selling Faux Fur is made from a polyester yarn created from 100% recycled plastic bottles. Each jacket uses approximately 60 x 600ml plastic bottles.
We continue to use this yarn in the lining of our leather pieces. Each lining contains approximately 5 x 600ML bottles. We at Ena Pelly are committed to removing virgin plastic from our supply chain completely by 2022, replacing all of our plastic packaging, zipper pulls, and synthetic fabric in our clothes to a bio-degradable or recycled alternative.
Being surrounded by nature in our Victorian Surf Coast home has informed our focus on environmentally conscious style.
We are proud to be a member of 1% for the planet donating 1% of sales to making the world more sustainable.
We choose to direct our funds to Textile Exchange, as a ‘Fiber & Materials’ platform supports the development and implementation of an environmentally and socially preferred fibre and materials strategy. They focus on :
Extensive data, tools and market analysis on key preferred fibers and materials including organic cotton and other more sustainable cotton options, recycled polyester, preferred man made cellulosics, bio-synthetics and responsibly produced animal fibers and materials
Convening spaces and working groups to address barriers to growth and accelerate uptake of preferred fiber and materials. Visibility and market linkages to fiber producers and processors in order to share information on the availability and innovation of more sustainable materials.
What is 1% for the Planet?
1% for the Planet is an international organization, founded by Patagonia’s founder Yvon Chouinard and his friend Craig Matthews, to encourage businesses around the world to donate 1% of sales to environmental groups. It connects businesses donating 1% of sales with non-profits around the world who are commited to environmental causes that protect land, forests, rivers, oceans and also encourage sustainable methods of energy production.
How can I contribute?
Every purchase you make at EnaPelly.com.au and where Ena Pelly is sold contributes, so feel good knowing that you are making a positive difference.
Ethically Sourced Leather
Our smooth and pebbled leathers are ethically sourced to strict Australian, New Zealand, French and Chinese industry standards and are a by-product of the meat industry. We hand select high-quality skins with minimal blemishes in order to minimise solvent waste and the use of excess water during the tanning treatment. Our factories adhere to strict manufacturing and working condition standards. We spend countless hours working side by side with our manufacturers and consider the people who help make our clothing to be apart of the ENA PELLY family.
Vegetable Tanned Leather
Vegetable tanned leather refers to the tannage, or method of tanning the animal hide into leather. It’s called “vegetable tanning” because of the natural materials used in the tanning process. Vegetable tanning is a natural process and is eco-friendly. It is one of the oldest methods of tanning known to man; it has been around for centuries and is the process that gives each piece it’s own perfect imperfections.
Our Graphic Tees & Sweats, Jersey and French Terry Cotton programmes use 30% recycled cotton. The fabric is made from discarded cotton and cloth, with the inclusion of industrial waste and fabric.
Our sustainability journey is constantly evolving. Each collection sees new developments in sustainable fabrics, reduced impact packaging and conscious design to create love-forever pieces, reducing our overall impact and encouraging sustainable purchases.