Here at Club Nine we believe in making our our supply chain as sustainable as possible and so use recyclable packaging to transport our products to you. We deal only with suppliers who have received their full fair wear and vegan certificates to ensure our carbon footprint is minimal.
Quality, durability and comfort are part of our DNA. Each fabric is chosen with the greatest attention and meets strict criteria, including softness. 100% of the cotton our products are made from is organic cotton. As for our polyester, it is ALL recycled polyester for the sake of the circular economy. Every Club Nine product will last for a long time and is assembled and finished to perfection.
Fast fashion brands like fashion nova, Boohoo, Pretty Little Thing and Forever 21 all scored less than 10% on the Fashion Transparency Index (Fashion Transparency Index, 2020). Fast fashion is a growing problem that has negative impacts on the planet, its people, and the economy
Take your average t-shirt for example. It can take 2,700 litres to produce the cotton needed to make a single t-shirt. (worldwildlife.org, 2013) and this cotton is then sprayed with dangerous chemicals, dyes and pesticides to either change its texture, preservation, and or colour.
Next, the people. We buy, wear, and discard our clothes with very little regards for the people who make them and we don’t factor in the human cost of fast fashion. The big brands that you and I buy off daily use factories that employ children at a low wage.
Next, our economy. As this t-shirt is sold for less than nothing by these huge fashion brands people may think this is a huge driver for the economy. When in fact, all these brands do is benefit from economies of scale and run smaller sustainable start-ups out of business.
Finally wastage, as a result of fast fashion we have completely devalued clothing and treat it like it is a plastic bag or a plastic bottle. This is the part where our clothes go full circle and return to the developing country and end up in landfill. More than $500 billion of value is lost every year due to clothing under-utilisation and the lack of recycling” (Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 2017)
One of the biggest challenges we faced was finding organic, ethically sourced materials. All of our products are made of recycled polyester and organic cotton yet this costs a lot to produce. It is unacceptable that this is the case in this day and age
We have spent too long letting this industry and these brands away with it and it is time we urge international managers to start the conversation, make changes, and stop living in denial.
JOIN THE MOVEMENT AGAINST FAST FASHION AND BUY SUSTAINABLE!