Sustainability

Our passion for sustainability flows through every element of our existence.

In designing products for a sustainable lifestyle, Untouched World™ utilises the research and development nature has done over billions of years. Nature has created the most technologically inspiring solutions for comfort and survival in the most challenging environments. We look to these innovations for clues as to how to create products and materials that have the most extraordinary properties as well as inspiring aesthetics. Nature needs a helping hand to transform raw materials with inspiring innate technology into clothes that are aesthetically uplifting, functional, and respectful to the environment.

Design for sustainability means materials and processes are developed and sourced to give the greatest performance with minimal environmental impact, considering a range of criteria. The company seeks to maximise versatility, durability, and the ability to re-use and recycle. It seeks to minimise the use of toxic chemicals, waste and adverse impacts on biodiversity. We work to progressively optimise the total environmental impact during the lifetime of our products.

In 2007 our proven track record in sustainability was recognised by the United Nations. They acknowledged our efforts by accrediting us, the first clothing company in the world, to use the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainability emblem on our products.

Our CEO, Peri Drysdale, has been invited along with Sustainability Education Advisor Dr Barry Law to consult with the United Nations on the outcomes of the Decade for Sustainable Development. They most recently delivered a paper in March 2013. Former US President, Bill Clinton has sought Peri’s contribution on how to improve the world’s environment at the Clinton Global Initiative conferences.

We’re totally committed to improving both our environmental and social impact through our collections and our Charitable Trust work.

Download our latest sustainability report.

Our belief is that although we are small in global terms, we can still have a large impact. Our successes simply encourage us to continue to challenge ourselves, to remember that we do have a voice, and know that anything is possible.

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