Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution — so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Each year, people around the globe take the challenge and choose to refuse single-use plastics.
As a business, our capacity to create waste is far greater than that of an individual. This is a responsibility that we take very seriously. Here at ReCreate, it is our goal to minimise impact on the planet while providing fair employment that enables a better future for our producers. Through thoughtful sourcing and regular reviews of our production and packaging, we aim to avoid the use of plastic wherever possible.
HOW WE AVOID PLASTIC IN OUR CAMBODIA SEWING CENTRE
- Our completed garments are folded and stored in sealed, glass-fronted cabinets — not plastic bags
- Our fabric rolls are shelved and protected with handmade fabric covers
- When shipping to New Zealand, our garments are tied together using fabric off-cuts and carefully packaged into cardboard boxes — not a plastic bag in sight
HOW WE REDUCE PLASTIC IN OUR NEW ZEALAND HQ
- When shipping orders to our stockists around the country, we package these in cardboard boxes and protect them from the rain with biodegradable liners from ecobags
- Our office supplies are thoughtfully selected in order to minimise any plastic packaging or components
- We are avid re-users — when a plastic bag or item does make its way to us, it is our policy to re-use or re-purpose it again and again
HOW WE SHIP GARMENTS TO YOU, OUR CUSTOMERS
- All online orders are shipped using plant-based courier bags from r3pack that can be composted at home
- Our garments are protected during shipping by being packaged into recycled cotton bags, which can then be re-used by you at home
- All of our garment tagging and labelling is completely free of plastic
Thank you for supporting us through your purchase of ReCreate clothing, and empowering us to make positive choices for the future of our planet.
Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?