martinMARTIN is a responsible luxury clothing collection. The designers are committed to practices which embrace sustainable and ethically manufactured product lines. martinMARTIN strives to have a zero waste and recycled approach during it’s production process.
It should be noted that martinMARTIN is not new to the eco-aware clothing sector. They have been implementing sustainable practices for the past five plus years. As an apparel firm, martinMARTIN will continue to work towards furthering sustainable practices.
Here are some of the ways in which martinMARTIN operates to continue their goal of becoming a completely sustainable company::
martinMARTIN has FSC Certification on most of their packaging products. This translates to paper derived from wood that is sourced from a certified and responsibly managed forest.
To do their part to help reduce apparel landfill waste, martinMARTIN sources recycled cotton from a Ecotec accredited partner textile mill in Italy that re-purposes fabrication waste into yarns for eco-aware textiles.
martinMARTIN utilizes organic stretch denim from an Italian textile mill. The denim contains 100% organic natural rubber for stretch, ethically grown in the Amazon Rainforest. The denim does not contain Lycra, which is a polyurethane-based plastic material, a polluting alternative to natural rubber. The organic rubber is traceable and sourced from renewable forests.
martinMARTIN has respect for animals. They promote cruelty free methods. As a result of this philosophy, the designers have eliminated animal derived leather from their collections and replaced them with plant-based organic leathers across the entire spectrum of martinMARTIN’S leather product lines.
Several of martinMARTIN’S fabric mills are Reach Certified. The Reach agreement aims to protect human health and the environment by restricting the use of toxic chemicals in fabric manufacturing. Certifications from the mills that martinMARTIN sources from include Better Cotton Initative (BCI) who utilize only AZO free non-toxic synthetic dye stuffs and non-formaldehyde products. The ZDCH program, which stands for Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals, aims to help in the elimination of toxic chemical use in the textile industry. The ZDCH organization was mostly started as a response to The Green Peace Detox Campaign.
In keeping with their commitment to produce environmentally conscious fashion, the designers dedicate a portion of their collections each season to re-working and re-using their surplus garments by modifying and customizing select styles… This approach is more relevant than ever. martinMARTIN also re-purposes excess textiles from previous seasons, often times hand-dyeing, hand-painting, embroidering and or adding other enhancements to update the textiles for re-use in new collections.
The majority of martinMARTIN’S shipping utilizes the DHL Go Green Program. DHL Go Green is a sustainability leader that reduces the carbon footprint in their operations by setting the highest social and governance standards.
In summary, “the term ‘sustainability’ should be viewed as humanity’s target goal of human-ecosystem equilibrium (homeostasis), while ‘sustainable development” refers to the holistic approach and temporal processes that hopefully will lead us to the endpoint of sustainability.” Ethical clothing underpins a larger picture, acting as a catalyst for healthy environmental change.