Ethics and sustainability are at the core of Lorna Murray Apparel. Caring for people and the planet is of paramount importance to us and it is this ethos that permeates our brand.
We believe that we have a moral and social responsibility to take care of those who make our clothes and the environment. This sentiment has come naturally to our brand since its inception and is second nature to how we work and operate. Moreover, we know that there is always more to be done. We are committed to continually reevaluating our practices to reduce our negative impact on the environment, our artisans, employees and our supply chain.
As supporters of the Fashion Revolution movement, we are proud to say that we do know exactly #whomademyclothes. Lorna Murray Apparel aims for transparency and thus accountability, which ultimately leads to safe and more positive practices within the fashion industry.
Hence, we will soon be launching our ‘Meet the Makers’ series, showcasing photos and more detailed information about our in-house artisans, our Indonesian-based studio in which everything is made and produced and our Sydney based studio and team.
We employ a number of artisans in our Indonesian-based studio who are paid above the living wage and with ongoing employment.
We care not only for our artisan workers but for their children and families by providing and paying for additional healthcare and resources when required.
They work in excellent working conditions at our studio with health and safety at the forefront.
We know our artisans and employees each personally, by name, and communicate frequently with them their wants and needs, to always ensure that they feel comfortable, safe and heard.
We only use 100% natural fibres in our products. Our hats are made of 100% natural grass fibres which are breathable and durable and ultimately biodegradable.
We do not use single-use plastics at all in our supply chain, production or packaging.
All elements of our product packaging are 100% recyclable.
As each item is individually handmade, naturally, each hat will often have its own imperfections and slight differences and we love the story that they tell.
Lorna Murray Apparel is committed to conducting business legally and ethically:
We will always operate within the laws and regulations of the countries we operate in.
We strongly value Intellectual Property and always recognise other creative parties involved in collaborations or projects.
We care deeply about our artisanal workers and employees and pay them above the living wage as well as giving them financial and healthcare assistance to themselves and their families.
We are aware of our entire supply chain to ensure that safe and ethical policies and procedures are in place.
We provide a safe and healthy work environment above the minimum requirements of local, regional and national laws.
We continue to ensure that we minimise our impact on the environment and the impact our products have and will leave on the planet.
We will never be complicit in human rights abuses in our supply chain including but not limited to the areas of modern slavery, child labour, harassment, discrimination, regular employment, wages, working hours and freedom of association.
We expect all our suppliers to ensure all sub-contractors and third-party suppliers follow the expectations outlined in our code of conduct. We also expect all wholesalers and retailers to follow the expectations outlined in our code of conduct.