martinMARTIN is committed to practices which embrace sustainable and ethically manufactured product lines.
As an apparel firm, martinMARTIN will continue to work towards furthering sustainable practices. martinMARTIN has more work to be done to attain total sustainability. The apparel manufacturing community needs to aim higher. All fashion designers need to have a starting point towards achieving sustainability.
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 uses recycled cotton by a Italian fabric company that re-purposes fabrication waste into yarns for eco-aware textiles.
martinMARTIN utilizes organic stretch denim from an Italian denim mill that contains 100% organic and natural rubber for stretch not plastic Lycra. This product is traceable and sourced from renewable forest sources.
martinMARTIN has respect for animals. They promote cruelty free methods. As a result of this philosophy, martinMARTIN has 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 AZO only 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 designs, martinMARTIN dedicates a portion of their collections each season to modifying and customizing their dead stock garments. The designers also re-purpose left over textiles from previous seasons when developing it’s fashion 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.”