Environmental Policy

Hotmilk Collective are based in New Zealand and understand the ever-growing pressures placed on our environment. We do our utmost best to minimize the harmful effects materialism has on our planet and its people.

Keeping the world green

So far we have succesfully acheived eliminating single use plastic from all garments being shipped to New Zealand, Australia and the United States and are continually working with manufacturers and suppliers to eliminate as much plastic use as we possibly can during production and delivery.

All of our garments are shipped to you in black Hotmilk Collective compostable courier bags made from plant materials. These bags are suitable for home composting, so dont be afraid to add it to your compost with all your other fruit and vege scraps!

We are passionate about recycling and using products that have minimal impact on the environment. Within our office and warehouse we have a strict recycling policy which includes:

  • All boxes are flat packed and recycled
  • All products are delivered without coat hangers and plastic polybags to reduce the amount of plastic consumed within our environment.
  • We make a conservative effort to reduce in house printing and all waste paper is recycled
  • We use Ecostore products for cleaning
  • Energy saving lightbulbs are used where possible.

Selecting the right factory

We are very selective when it comes to choosing our manufacturing partners. There are a variety of different Certification Codes that manufacturing factories can adhere to for Quality, Health & Safety, Environment and Social Responsibility. We choose to use factories who comply with the following certification.

BSCI – certification for safe and improved working conditions in the global supply chain.

SGS - a multinational company headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland which provides inspection, verification, testing and certification services.

Testtex - the world leader in electromagnetic non-destructive testing (NDT), who continually define the state-of-the-art for the testing of ferrous and non-ferrous materials and structures.

WRAP – certification for safe, lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing around the world through certification and education.

OEKO - an independent testing and certification system for textile products from all stages of production (fibres, yarns, fabrics, ready-to-use end products, including accessories) along the textile value chain.

Intertek - Worldwide group of testing laboratories who ensure the quality and safety of their products, processes and systems.

Bureau Veritas - a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), delivering high quality services to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.