Sustainability

Sustainability means alot of different things to different people and there is no clear definition about what sustainable fashion is.
For me, being "sustainable" means producing in an environmentally and socio-economical sustainable manner and also designing for more sustainable use and promoting sustainable consumption.

My aim is to create quality products with minimal impact to the environment. 

Protecting our planet and ethical trading practices are very important to me and I only work with suppliers who share these values.

 


PRODUCTION

UBU Swimwear manufacturers in Bali

I work with a small, boutique manufacturer called Sovana Bali to produce UBU Swimwear. I choose to work with Gede and the team at Sovana because of their manufacturing practices. All the team are paid a good living wage, well over the legal minimum and they work reasonable hours in a safe and practical environment. Working with a small, family-run manufacturer allows me to work very closely with the team and have easy access to all areas of production.

UBU is a slow-fashion brand meaning
- production is in small batches and styles are only produced as and when needed.
- designs are timeless and do not follow current trends or seasons. I also choose to make bikinis separates and included styles reversible for even more versatility and value.

While slow and limited production does mean longer timelines for new stock and designs to be available, it helps to avoid overproduction and waste. 




FABRIC

UBU Swimwear Made from ECONYL Regenerated Yarn
UBU Swimwear is made to last. High-quality material is essential to this. All UBU Swimwear styles are made using Carvico Vita fabric. It is OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified and is made from ECONYL ® Regenerated Nylon and LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™.
Click here to read my blog on why I use this superior fabric, the inspiring story of how it is made and how it is helping to fight against plastic pollution.

DIGITAL PRINTING

All of our swimwear prints are printed in Bali using sublimation digital printing. 
Sublimation printing uses water-based inks and the results are colour fast and durable.



PACKAGING

UBU Swimwear reuses packaging or compostable mailers
Packaging is an ongoing debate - whether compostable mailers or recycled mailers are better in Singapore. After months and months of research, I decided that reusing clean packaging and using compostable mailers is the best decision for me.
I will write a blog post on this soon to explain the background etc so stay tuned!




We are always open to feedback and suggestions on how we can improve. If you have an idea, please contact me.