Be more ECO!

We’re called Eco Clergy for a reason. Not only do we create the best comfort, fit and style just for you, we’re committed to the highest level of ethics, sustainability and reducing our environmental impact. We offer the following collections and you can find out more about the textiles we use and their credentials below:

Product A

55% Fairtrade cotton / 45% Recycled polyester (GRS system)

FAIRTRADE COTTON

  • EcoClergy’s Fairtrade collections are certified, traded, audited and sourced from Fairtrade producers. The Fairtrade Cotton Mark signifies that a product’s cotton composition is 100% Fairtrade certified and physically traceable from grower to product
  • The environmental and social footprint of Fairtrade cotton is five times lower than conventional cotton farming
  • Fairtrade Standards means the cotton is produced using sustainable farming methods, reducing the use of harmful pesticides
  • Better farming methods, including natural fertilisers, means more biodiversity and an even softer quality of cotton
  • Garment workers are paid a fair living wage meaning they can sustain themselves and their families
  • Fairtrade has a system wide, rights based child protection policy and procedure for the elimination of child labour
  • …This all means you’ll look and feel your best knowing your garments aren’t just the perfect fit but are the best for world-wide sustainability and ethics

RECYCLED POLYESTER (GRS SYSTEM) – made from used drinking bottles!

  • Recycled polyester (often called rPet) is made from recycled plastic bottles, stopping them entering landfills and giving them a new life
  • Recycled polyester is obtained by crushing and melting used plastic bottles and spinning it into a fibre designed to be worn for a long time
  • Compared to brand new fibres, recycled polyester produces less carbon emissions, uses less energy to produce and has a smaller carbon footprint contributing to Sustainable Development Goals
  • GRS stands for Global Recycled Standard, which verifies the recycled material in fabrics and tracks the flow of raw materials from its source to the final product
  • GRS reduces the harmful impact of production to people and the environment and provides assurance that products are processed more sustainably
  • It is an international standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices and chemical restrictions
  • Recycling helps to minimise 8 million tonnes of plastic that makes its way into our oceans every year

Product B

100% Bamboo

Bamboo

  • We’re delighted to offer eco-friendly Bamboo clothing! Bamboo? It’s hard isn’t it? No, when woven into a fabric, it’s luxurious, super soft and silky to the touch (even silkier than silk without hurting any silk worms or silk spiders in the process) and the added benefit is that bamboo fabric stays cool in summer and warm in winter. That’s why designers all over the world are loving bamboo!
  • Naturally anti-bacterial and parasite-free, it’s great for sensitive skins and unlike other fabrics, it won’t shrink, rub or itch.
  • Did you know there’s over 1,200 different types of versatile bamboo; it’s used as scaffolding, healthy food source, packaging, paper, plates, bed linen, clothing and even houses.
  • Bamboo is incredibly strong; more so than metal steel! And as a fabric, it’s crease resistant so creases drop out as you wear it. Super right? But wait there’s more…
  • Another reason we all love bamboo is its eco-credentials – it is able to generate oxygen and soak up carbon dioxide.
  • Bamboo creates 35% more oxygen compared to equivalent tree mass, and can absorb around 12 tonnes of carbon dioxide per hectare per year.
  • What’s more, bamboo is a super fast growing plant-based fibre and a sustainable and naturally renewable tree-like grass. It can grow 3 feet per day, and only takes 1 to 5 years to reach full maturity.
  • Bamboo fibres are low maintenance to grow (and wear!), requires very little water and doesn’t need any pesticides or herbicides.
  • Once harvested, beautiful bamboo doesn’t need replanting since it regrows from its own magic root system. The root network holds soil together, creating mini underground fibrous environments; which in turn helps soil health and prevents soil erosion.
  • Check out our bamboo eco-clergy wear and find out the difference for yourself!

Dyes

  • All our fabrics are certified as 100% Oeko-Tex, which means they have been laboratory tested and certified safe for 100 harmful substances. These include banned substances and chemicals known to be toxic
  • The factories producing the fabric for our garments have both an Environmental Management System (EMS) and Chemical Management System (CMS) in place
  • They continuously aim to reduce consumption of energy, water, steam and gas and reduce output of water and solid waste
  • They reuse and recycle 90% of their waste

Wastewater treatment – water safe enough to drink!

  • The wastewater from our factories goes through a thorough cleaning process, making it safe to be reused and clean enough to drink
  • The wastewater is neutralised to around 7 pH before having a thickener added to bind with the waste products, helping it to separate from the clean water
  • The water is then cooled, aerated, and has nutrients added to allow microorganisms to break down more of the waste
  • This process is repeated three times to filter all wastewater carefully and thoroughly before the clean water is discharged back into the environment; ensuring local water sources are kept clean and free from pollutants

Working together: our suppliers and factories

  • We only use textile factories which meet our strong environmental criteria
  • We have spent many years building up long lasting relationships with our suppliers, to ensure fair production for a lifetime
  • The closeness between the design and manufacture process ensures we know the workers who produce our clothes are treated with respect, properly looked after, and receive a fair wage
  • Our factories based in India and Indonesia provide hundreds of jobs to locals
  • They also support the local economy and communities in their regions, providing access to cleaner resources and education

Thank you for choosing Eco Clergy. We look forward to receiving your order. If you’ve any questions, our team is happy to hear from you. Visit our contact page.