At Treekid, we believe that taking care of every single step in our supply chain is fundamental to achieving sustainability. That’s why we are constantly researching and implementing better practices and solutions in the selection of our fabrics, manufacturing processes and distribution but we still have a long learning journey.
By paying careful attention to the impact on society and the environment, will allow Treekid, in the future, to become a circular fashion label. Behaving in a transparent and ethical manner ensures an approach that helps protect the long-term success of society and the environment.
In order to have an impact on society, we have linked Treekid to the amazing non for profit social enterprise, The Social Studio (Collingwood), who provides social support and formal training in clothing production, retail and fashion to asylum seekers and immigrants, like our founder Carla. They champion diversity, community, education, sustainability, design and ethical business practices. All income generated through the Studio is invested in creating social benefits for its students, staff and communities, measuring this through education outcomes, employment outcomes, environmental benefits and social inclusion.
Also, we have been working hard to ensure that every person involved in our manufacturing is treated with respect, is paid properly and works in a safe environment. To prove it, we are proudly accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia which means our garments are manufactured locally in Australia.
Each garment is designed and manufactured by Carla with the exception of our adjustable overalls that are manufactured by The Social Studio, which is also accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia. But in the near future, we are looking to move all the production to the Studio to support in a greater way enabling them to give opportunities to more people.