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.
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.
Sublimation printing uses water-based inks and the results are colour fast and durable.