WELCOME TO THE FUTURE


 

The future of our world depends on the three things that bound us all.
Our oceans, air and love. 

 

Anna Swimwear is a brand for the future. Every decision we make considers the future of our oceans, air, and the people who create our products.

 

Every year more and more plastic ends up in our oceans from consumer products and packaging. The sad reality is that the plastic never goes away. There is an estimate of 5.25 Trillion pieces of plastic littering our oceans. As a brand that has used plastic in the past, we have now become more aware of the impact that our products may have had. That is why in September 2018 we decided to make some changes because we love this world. Why take a rocket to Mars when we have our own planet to thrive on now?

 

 

 

 

2018 problems: Nylon, spandex, polyester and all synthetic products are made from new plastics. The scraps from production are thrown away which further contributes to our waste problems. We're changing the cycle _

 

 

 

 

2018 problems: The majority of waste that pours into the ocean every year comes from single-use plastic packaging. We've made the decision to eliminate single-use plastic from our supply chain _

 

 

 

 

2018 problems: Research shows that one truckload of garbage is released into the ocean every minute. We're making a commitment to being a part of the solution right now _

 

 

 

 

2018 problems: The majority of global factories do not operate on renewable energy. This means that the production of apparel results in adding more carbon into the earth’s atmosphere. This is the universally agreed leading cause of climate change. We all need to move towards renewable energy and offset our carbon emissions __

 

 

 

 

2018 problems: Many companies still do not look out for the welfare of their factory workers. We believe in human dignity _

 

 

 

 

THE DETAILS

FOR THE OCEAN

FASHION WASTE

Nylon, spandex, polyester and all synthetic products are made from new plastics. The scraps from production are thrown away and then further contribute to our plastic waste problems. We're now creating pieces that help reduce waste.

All future collections will be made from a high quality upcycled nylon/spandex blend made by Econyl. Econyl is an Italian based company who rescues, purifies and regenerates Nylon from fishnets, industrial plastic and fabric scraps. The fabric is top quality and helps reduce our waste problems.

The Process:

 

 

 

Step 1: Rescue

The process starts by rescuing waste like plastic bottles, fish nets from sea and scrap fabric.

Step 2: Regenerate

The material is then purified and regenerated to the exact same form as virgin nylon.

Step 3: Remake

It is then processed into yarn and turned into fabric.

Step 4: Reimagine

We then reimagine swimwear designs and create our products for you.

 

SINGLE-USE PLASTIC

The majority of the waste that pours into our oceans come from single-use plastic packaging. We believe that brands need to take charge in the change:

We’re committing to remove all single-use plastics from our supply chain (by 2020). All new packaging will be designed to be multipurpose.

We have banned single-use plastic from the workplace.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE NOW 

Research shows that one truckload of garbage is released into the ocean every minute. The ocean needs a global effort to be cleaned:

We are giving $5 from every sale to The Ocean Clean Up. Read more about their program to clean the ocean here.

This coming year (2019), we’re making it our mission to donate at least $50,000 towards cleaning the ocean and supporting other environmental protection activities.

 

FOR THE AIR

CARBON FOOTPRINT

The majority of factories do not operate from a source of renewable energy, meaning that their energy sources create carbon emissions. This is the commonly agreed cause of climate change.

We are working to find a viable solution to offset our carbon footprint by either donating toward planting trees or donating to make solar energy viable for our factories where possible.

 

FOR THE LOVE

THE WORLD NEEDS MORE LOVE

We are investing in creative people who care about the world, who can help us in our mission to create an amazing future.

We believe that profit shouldn't come at the expense of human dignity, that is why we insist on working with factories that follow the highest ethical standards. Here's what we're doing about it:

All factories must follow the Anna Code of Conduct. You can view the Anna Code of Conduct below.

We will conduct unscheduled inspections of our manufacturers to ensure that their treatment of staff is ethically correct and their waste is managed properly. We will provide all of the small details in our annual report.

We will be transparent with all information regarding our factories. We will include business information and photos of the working environment in our annual report.

THE ANNA CODE OF CONDUCT

All contractors and external factories must operate to the standards of the Anna code of conduct. If factories cannot meet these standards then they will be deemed unfit to handle business from Anna Swimwear.

Fair Remuneration: All staff must be paid fair salaries according to government laws and regulations for minimum wage. All staff must be registered for government tax and social benefits. Salaries must be paid regularly.

Decent Working Hours: Full-time staff salaries must be based on a 40 hour work week and staff must be paid for any overtime work accordingly. No individual staff member may work in excess of 36 overtime hours per month. All staff must be given a minimum of one rest day rest per 7 days.

Insurance: If the local government does not provide medical and health insurance, the employer must provide medical and health insurance.

No discrimination: The employer must have a no discrimination policy and this must be evident in practice.

Occupational health & safety: The employer must provide a safe and healthy working environment that complies with government OH&S standards. This also extends to emotional safety. No staff member should have a history of misconduct toward other workers.

Freedom of association and collective bargaining: Staff must be free to form a union or trade association to negotiate their own terms of employment.

No child labour: The employer must demonstrate that they forbid child labour in policy and practice.

Ethical business behaviour: The employer must demonstrate that they have established an ethics policy and that regular meetings are conducted to ensure that all staff members are being treated properly.