Top 5 wins of 2018
We are very proud to share the practices we have implemented thus far.
In the past year at Tigerlily, we have been able to move 100% of our swim lining fabrics into recycled nylon. In doing so we continue to reduce our impact on the environment and close to closing-the-loop on our swimwear offer, where all swim is 100% recycled.
In the past our collections have relied heavily on viscose and rayon fabrications. Excitingly we have been able to source more eco-friendly versions of these same fibres produced using a process call Lenzing. Beginning of 2019, 100% of all viscose fabrics sourced from China will be LENZING™ certified.
We have increased our usage of Oeko-tex certified fabric – a globally recognized accreditation process certifying fabrics that are produced in an environmentally sound and sustainable way. In future collections it will become a non-negotiable with our fabric suppliers to offer fabrics with this certification. Beginning of 2019, 100% of all swimwear fabrics will be Oeko-tex certified.
Carbon footprint reduction
In the past 3 months at Tigerlily, we have reduced our reliance on air freight by [x%], greatly reducing our carbon footprint. We have worked with our logistics partners to ensure better consolidation of goods from our major ports, thereby ensuring full container loads are shipped.
Biodegradable e-commerce bags
In 2018 Tigerlily we switched online packaging from cardboard boxes to compostable bags. Each bag is made from 100% biodegradable materials and can be composted at home. This is not only eliminates landfill waste, but also reduces freight volume and our carbon footprint.
“Whilst we pride ourselves in leading the change, we acknowledge that we still have some work to do. As we grow globally, our commitment continues and we look forward to bringing you on our journey as we set the following goals in the year ahead.”
- 100% reduction of viscose and rayon fabrics unless made from certified sustainable sources by the end of 2020.
- Additional work on consolidation of our bulk shipments and clever planning in international shipping to reduce CO2 emissions, with an aim to reduce air freight to les that 10% of our volume by 2020.
- Further sourcing of a compostable polybag alternative across all bulk production from all our partners. Our goal is to have a compostable option for all production by the end of 2020.
- Alternative jersey solutions that are Lenzing. This is a work in progress as these textiles are still in the development phase. We will continue to work with our partners to find a product that meets our needs.
- Partnership with like-minded not for profit organisations in India. We have identified Artisans of Fashion as the best fit for Tigerlily. This project, a small collection of bespoke apparel styles, has been in development for most of 2019 and we will deliver our first collection in 2020.