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MINDED

To be truly sustainable is to be regenerative. Our ultimate goal is to give back more than we take – to support the ecosystems that support us. How do we plan to do this? By making the most environmentally and socially conscious choices available across all areas of our business. If there’s a better way of doing something, we want to implement it.

Nagnata was originally founded on the philosophy of ‘sustainably minded design’ because overall making new fashion is not sustainable, but if we as an industry continue to make better choices our impact on the environment will steadily decrease. 

From the beginning, our focus has been on pushing boundaries in the industry through textile innovation. By applying advanced technology to the properties of organic, natural and renewable fibres, we have created the technical knit fabrications synonymous with the brand today. The sports industry is primarily focused on using synthetic fibres for performance garments, and while this is an easier and more cost effective option, it’s not great for the planet or for human health. We want to do better – much better – which is why we continue to challenge this outdated approach, exploring new ways to integrate sustainable fibres and further reduce synthetics in Nagnata garments. Synthetic fibres are derived from petrochemicals and take an eternity to break down, choking our waterways and our wildlife. Skin needs to breathe, and so does the earth.

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NATURAL, RENEWABLE, ORGANIC 

One of Nagnata’s founding intentions was to disrupt the performance wear market by moving away from using synthetic fibres commonly found in clothing of this kind. We wanted to create a uniform for movement made primarily from natural fibres, which are far better for the health of people and the planet. 

A key fibre used in Nagnata’s Movement knitwear and lifestyle lines is GOTS certified organic cotton. The launch collection, ‘Movement 001’, was made using 85% organic cotton in each garment and still remains an essential fibre featured in all of our movement and lifestyle lines today.

Merino wool is also an important fibre featured in Nagnata collections. Merino Wool is a natural and renewable fibre, grown year-round by Merino sheep. Merino Wool is one of the world’s most technically advanced natural fibres, with unique moisture and temperature regulating properties. Wool in general is durable and naturally antibacterial, which means there’s less need for frequent washing. When cared for properly, woollen garments will last for many years. 

Nagnata was fortunate to form a close partnership with The Woolmark Company early on. Using superfine Australian Merino Wool, we collaborated with the iconic Australian company to create an innovative seamless Core performance fabrication on circular knit machines. Since then, we’ve continued to develop new Merino Wool fibre blends and fabrications, working closely with yarn spinners and knitwear technicians. We remain committed to pushing boundaries in the performance wear space by constantly seeking to improve durability, longevity and functional factors in each of our collections. 

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In addition, we have been working on shifting all Merino collections to RWS Wool, also known as Responsible Wool Sourcing. RWS is a voluntary standard that addresses the welfare of the sheep and the land they graze on. We are proud to share that our Core 03 seamless collection was made using 71% RWS wool, a much higher content than we were able to achieve in previous collections. Merino Wool has a lower water footprint than organic cotton and polyester. Organic cotton has both low carbon emissions and low–medium water consumption impacts. Virgin synthetic fibres are extremely water intensive, which is why we’re aiming to replace all virgin synthetics with recycled synthetics where unavoidable content is required in small amounts (mainly for the stretch component of a garment). We’re working hard towards replacing all virgin synthetics with recycled and biodegradable versions within 1 – 2 years. 

Looking back, we’re extremely proud of how far we have come in our efforts towards making Nagnata an ethical and sustainable business. There’s still a long way to go, but we know that with each conscious action we take, we’re one step closer to meeting our most ambitious goals.

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MINIMISING WASTE

Excess waste is one of the biggest environmental issues we face as an industry. Since the launch of our very first collection, Nagnata has been committed to minimising the overall waste of raw materials in our production, opting to work primarily with engineered knits over cut-and-sew garments. The great thing about engineered knitwear is that minimal or zero yarn waste is achievable compared with cut-and-sew garments, which produce substantial offcuts that usually end up in landfill. With approximately 35% of all materials in the supply chain ending up as waste before a garment is even created, this is something that Nagnata has been able to negate by knitting garments to shape and avoiding fabric offcuts. By utilising this technique we have the ability to experiment with new yarn combinations, allowing us to introduce a new concept and style of garment into the market not yet available in the lifestyle/performance-wear space. 

Since expanding our collection categories to include fabrics and styles manufactured differently – including the use of circular knit seamless machines required for our Core Merino Wool collections – we do deal with some wastage, which has inspired us to come up with creative ways of re-using offcuts. We’re currently in the process of working with our suppliers to produce hair scrunchies and other unique accessories from the excess knit fabrics, which are set to launch in 2022.

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DESIGNED TO LAST

We’ve created the Nagnata uniform with versatility, longevity and functionality in mind – our pieces will take you from the studio to the street and everywhere in between. 

One of the more challenging aspects of waste reduction is measuring the longevity of a garment. Why? Because everyone wears and cares for their clothes differently. This is why we see longevity as a collaborative effort between designer, maker and wearer. Using high quality fabrications and exceptionally skilled makers ensures that our garments are built to last, but how well they’re cared for by the wearer also plays a significant part in the sustainability of a garment. 

We choose to use natural fibres because we care about quality, human health and environmental impact, but they do require a little extra care. Because the yarns are shorter in natural fibres than they are in synthetics, they are more likely to snag and pill over time, which is why we provide tools and tips to help our customers preserve the quality of their piece. With a little love, Nagnata knits will age beautifully and can be worn forever. 

Learn how to properly care for your garment with our care guide.

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HONEST MESSAGING

“Green washing” is rife in the fashion industry, and we are not ok with it. At Nagnata we’re conscious about the way we communicate with our community. We make a point of being honest about the areas in which we are successfully innovating while acknowledging the obstacles we encounter in both business and product development.

We’re on a journey of discovery and we encourage our Nagnata community to be a part of our ongoing process by welcoming constructive feedback and dialogue with our customers and collaborators. We believe that full transparency is the only way to grow, improve and stay true to our ethos. 

Becoming a climate positive, ethical business, and working towards giving back more than we take, isn’t always an easy (or cheap) process, but it’s one we’re wholeheartedly committed to achieving. We believe it is the responsibility of brands to build a purpose driven platform, because our future as an industry, and as a planet, depends on it.

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INNOVATION AT THE HEART OF OUR PROCESS

Experimentation is an integral part of our creative process. We’re constantly questioning, testing, and exploring new ways of doing things – whether it’s fabric innovation or refining our production systems. Being so focused on genuine sustainability, we encounter a lot of restrictions within design and production. Ultimately, though, it’s these challenges that encourage creative problem solving and inevitably lead us to greater ideas and innovation. 

When Nagnata launched in 2015, natural fibres weren’t commonly used in sportswear for stretch garments because the yarns tend to break easily during the knitting process. This is one of the main challenges we continue to face when dreaming up new ways of working with natural fibres. The technical knit fabrications that have become synonymous with Nagnata have taken years of testing to perfect, and it was worth it for the results.  

Finding the ultimate balance between style and sustainability is what keeps us moving forward, pursuing new ideas and pushing boundaries in the industry. The potential for future growth and innovation far beyond anything we’ve seen before exists at the intersection of these two ideas – and for us, that’s the most exciting place to be.

“Finding the ultimate balance between style and sustainability is what keeps us moving forward, pursuing new ideas and pushing boundaries in the industry. The potential for future growth and innovation far beyond anything we’ve seen before exists at the intersection of these two ideas – and for us, that’s the most exciting place to be.” 

– Laura May, Nagnata founder. 

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CLEANER CLOTHING: WHAT YOU PUT ON YOUR SKIN MATTERS 

The fashion industry is the world’s second largest polluter behind the oil industry. The textile industry is the third largest user of water globally after the oil and paper industries. It’s an unglamorous reality that’s tough to face, but if we don’t address it the consequences will be dire – for us and for the planet. This is why we made the decision early on to be pioneers in fabric innovation, choosing natural, certified yarns and fabrics, which have a significantly lower water footprint than synthetic garments such as polyester or nylon. The washing of synthetic fabrics creates microfibre waste, which runs into our waterways and marine habitats, with nearly 35% of this coming from consumer households. In addition to their effect on natural ecosystems, the production of synthetic fibres is a significant contributor to climate change. Synthetics are made from chemicals known as polymers that are derived from petrochemicals (i.e. crude oil), making the fashion industry a major consumer of fossil fuel, which as we know is a leading cause of climate change. The harmful impact of synthetics on the planet is clearly a serious issue, but it’s not our only concern. 

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Skin is our largest organ and dermal absorption means that chemicals from our clothing can enter our system. There’s been a lot of discussion in recent times about the harmful toxins and chemicals found in beauty products, but what of those hidden in our clothing? As we mentioned, synthetics are derived from petrochemicals and non-organic fibres frequently contain high levels of pesticides and fertilisers used in conventional farming. We don’t want that on, or in, our bodies, which is why Nagnata uses the highest possible content of natural and organic fibres in our garments.

In circumstances where we do need to use synthetics as an unavoidable component of a stretch garment, we opt to work with core-spun yarns where possible. Our core spun yarns have a stretch filament yarn wrapped in superfine Merino Wool, so only the natural fibres touch the skin. 

These subtle considerations may go unnoticed by our customer, but they’re extremely important to us. Upholding our commitment to a conscious and transparent design process is a non-negotiable for Nagnata, and we want each garment to reflect that.

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We encourage a culture of conscious consumerism by designing premium products that offer versatility and longevity. Our brand mantra – “movements not seasons” – reflects our ongoing responsibility to avoid overproducing and support the slow fashion movement. 

 Nagnata advocates for a free approach to seasonality, creating ready-to-wear collections that work on trans-seasonal “movements” rather than the fast-paced, high-turnover traditional fashion model. We don’t care for trends, nor do we care for the perpetual desire for “newness” that drives rampant consumerism. Each collection we produce is an evolution of the previous and our garments are intended to be complementary, encouraging our wearers to slowly build on their Nagnata uniform. 

We do not believe clothes should be devalued at the end of a three-month cycle. This is why as a brand we rarely offer any form of sale or discount strategy online, or within our Australian and New Zealand markets. The way we see it, the value of a garment only increases as it’s worn and loved. 

 Our collections are designed for a reason, not a season.  

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A CLIMATE
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FUTURE

As Nagnata continues to evolve, so do our objectives and commitments to sustainability. We’re aware that as our business expands into global markets, our impact on the environment inevitably increases. In light of this, our 2022 mission is to become a “climate positive brand.”

What does this mean exactly? It means that as a business we’ll be offsetting more carbon than we’re producing – something we strongly feel is necessary to combat the urgent climate crisis. Furthermore, we’ll be working on projects that help society as a whole to decarbonise, and transition or adapt to climate change. 

 We have always upheld the highest ideals when it comes to making conscious choices at every step in our process, from design to production, but as the climate crisis accelerates we want to do even more to ensure our footprint is as light as possible. We believe it is the responsibility of all businesses, small and large, to do their part and act now. As a fashion company, we need to take responsibility for the full life cycle of a garment, from farm to factory, right through to the hands of our customers and beyond. 

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In 2021, Nagnata engaged with specialist environmental consultants to help us understand the supply, manufacture, transport, use, and end of life carbon and water footprint of our garments. The six-month intensive audit process reviewed all three scopes* in corporate emissions, and developed a carbon inventory and water analysis to enable Nagnata to quantify and assess our sustainability outcomes and improve transparency. 

Working within the frameworks of the sustainability development goals* (SDGs) outlined by the United Nations (UN) and the Global Reporting Initiative* (GRI), Nagnata has begun aligning our sustainability actions with three main SDGs, with the view to addressing the remainder as we move through our process. Overall our report revealed that while Nagnata collections have lower carbon and water footprints than others in the market, there are short, medium and long-term opportunities to improve sustainability outcomes. 

 ● Scope 1 covers direct emissions from owned or controlled sources.
 ● Scope 2 covers indirect emissions from the generation of purchased electricity, steam, heating and cooling consumed by the reporting company. 
 ● Scope 3 includes all other indirect emissions that occur in a company’s value chain. 

 In the spirit of transparency we want to share with you our findings and roadmap for the future. We are currently working on a detailed report with our consultants as we venture into the Climate Positive scheme. In the meantime, you can read through our Key Findings & Opportunities and plan of action from our initial environmental audit for 2021.

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A STEP BEYOND

Nagnata has made the huge commitment to work towards becoming a Carbon Positive business. This means looking beyond our carbon sheet to restore and improve our environment. Knowing how much of a devastating impact the fashion industry has on the environment, we wanted to stretch ourselves beyond the Carbon Reduce or Net Zero certification and commit to the Climate Positive program.

We have ambitious targets for 2022 and beyond, and will be sharing the steps of our journey with the Nagnata community throughout the year. This will hold us accountable to you, our people, and help us stay on track to achieving our goals. Our aim is to create a new blueprint for fashion businesses – one that makes true sustainability an accessible reality. We plan to further use our platform to educate and inspire our community and industry peers as we explore new approaches and possibilities. We believe it’s the responsibility of each individual to use their own unique creativity and resources for the purpose of restoring our planet to equilibrium for future generations.

Our plan for the future includes finding a synergy between ancient methodologies and modern technology to further develop our Climate Positive Roadmap alongside our RAP (Reconciliation Action Plan). To do this, Nagnata is working closely with members of First Nations communities as collaborators and guides on our journey towards a sustainable, inclusive future for the brand. [Link to our full RAP page]

“If water is healthy, Country is healthy. If Country is healthy, then the People and Culture will be healthy” - Aboriginal proverb.  


MAKING IT HAPPEN

Toitū climate positive certification is among the highest in industry standards, and Nagnata intends to achieve this by the end of 2022. Toituū’s Climate Positive program will provide a framework to enable Nagnata to take the following steps to obtain certification:

● Measure carbon footprint and screen wider carbon responsibility across Nagnata’s value chain 

● Set science-aligned reduction targets for direct and indirect sources  

● Engage with the value chain to accelerate action 

● Compensate to go beyond neutrality to at least 125%  

● Invest in a project that helps the wider sector of society decarbonise, make a just transition, or adapt to climate change impacts. This investment contribution needs to be equivalent to the cost of offsetting 75% of the program’s mandatory emissions.  

As we’ve already begun to take significant proactive steps towards reducing our environmental impact, Nagnata is opting to tackle the most aggressive scheme to becoming a climate positive business by December of this year. The climate crisis will not wait, and neither should we.   

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ACTIONING OUR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS


Nagnata has begun to align our sustainability actions with three main SDG’s outlined by the United Nations. At stage 1 we are currently addressing:

 ● SDG 6 Clean water and sanitation – understanding water risks and promoting water stewardship programs in our supply chain. 

● SDG 12 Responsible consumption and production – maximising supply chain transparency and the sustainable attributes of our garments

. ● SDG 13 Climate action – investigating diversification options in our supply chain to reduce our carbon and water impacts. 

 The next steps in Nagnata’s sustainability roadmap will broaden the scope of our SDG impact. We feel it’s important to note that currently Australia has no Climate Policy in place and is ranking one of the lowest among developed nations in meeting the goal set out by the UN of achieving net zero emissions. There is very little accountability on the part of corporations who desecrate the environment for financial gain in this country, and we believe that needs to change. As a smaller business, we’re committed to doing our part, but we also feel compelled to call on politicians and big businesses to do the same. It’s imperative that change takes place at the higher levels for real impact to be felt.


Actioning our Sustainable Development Goals

The next steps in Nagnata’s sustainability roadmap will broaden the scope of our SDG impact. We feel it’s important to note that currently Australia has no Climate Policy in place and is ranking one of the lowest among developed nations in meeting the goal set out by the UN of achieving net zero emissions. There is very little accountability on the part of corporations who desecrate the environment for financial gain in this country, and we believe that needs to change. As a smaller business, we’re committed to doing our part, but we also feel compelled to call on politicians and big businesses to do the same. It’s imperative that change takes place at the higher levels for real impact to be felt.



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Key findings & opportunities

Nagnata engaged with Cress sustainability consultants to develop a carbon inventory and water risk analysis based on FY21 to enable us to quantify and assess our sustainability outcomes and improve transparency. The analysis was undertaken for our three primary garment and fabrication categories: Merino Wool CORE Seamless, Merino Wool PBT core-spun fashion (our cult classic Retro Shorts and Checked Out Bikers!) and GOTS certified Organic Cotton Movement knits. It revealed that while Nagnata garments have lower carbon and water footprints than other traditional sports and activewear in the market, there are some short, medium and long-term initiatives we can embark on to improve sustainability outcomes even further. In the spirit of transparency we want to share with you our key findings which we are using to inform our Climate Positive roadmap for the future. 

The carbon inventory takes the full garment lifecycle into account meaning we have included emissions generated in cotton and wool production, processing garment manufacturing, distribution, use and end of life. We believe including everything is the best way to identify not only where carbon is in our supply chain but what we can do about it as well. The analysis calculates that 150t of carbon emissions were generated to produce and for our customers to use and launder Nagnata all garments sold in FY21. The six-month intensive audit process reviewed all three carbon emission scopes:

Scope 1 covers direct emissions from owned or controlled sources for example natural gas or transport fuels. 
Scope 2 covers indirect emissions from the generation of purchased electricity 
Scope 3 includes all other indirect emissions that occur in a company’s value chain. 



Our Carbon Inventory Key emissions findings are: 

● Organic Cotton movement knits has the lowest carbon emissions from our product lines. 
● Merino Wool knits have a higher emissions footprint due to agricultural farming, wool processing and transportation from Australian and NZ farms to off-shore factories.
● A higher percentage of wool fibre in a garment will increase its emissions footprint but reduce its embodied water usage. 
● Organic cotton produces 46% less emissions than conventional cotton because of lower agricultural inputs that are required by the principles of organic agriculture (mineral fertiliser, pesticides, the practices related to machinery operations and irrigation) 
● A Nagnata garment has significant lower emissions than a typical polyester garment in the market. 

Our Supply Chain Water Risk Analysis identified the following: 

● Nagnata Merino wool knitwear production, manufacturing, and the lifecycle use of the garments has an embodied water footprint significantly lower than that of cotton or synthetic fibres. 
● Organic cotton is grown in regions that will be in extremely high-water stress in 2030 
● There is water pollution risk from our dyeing processes and Nagnata has the responsibility to source from suppliers that employ responsible water management practices. 
 ● There is risk of erosion and land degradation in the water catchment closest to where the fibres are grown, these risks are common to all large scale agricultural crop production. 
● Virgin synthetic fibres use a substantial amount of water at industrial production phases related to oil and water management during oil exploration. While Nagnata uses minimal virgin synthetics its important to use recycled synthetics as a replacement. 

As a brand some areas Nagnata are already addressing: 

 ● Choosing to work with knitwear is inherently a step towards waste minimisation already undertaken by Nagnata 
● Nagnata uses Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) certified Merino Wool that ensures farms apply the best practices around the world 
● Nagnata garments are designed to last, but the consumer has a crucial role to play in taking care of the garment. Nagnata encourages its customers to care for their high-quality garments by providing custom natural soaps and depillers and to wear their knits often, washing only when necessary 
● A garment’s carbon emissions and water footprint is ‘diluted’ every time a customer wears it, meaning the longer a garment lasts, the lower the footprint per wear becomes 

 Next steps are:

 ● We are working towards a range of initiatives to reduce the environmental footprint of each of our garments. These include using recycled virgin synthetics and packaging and seeking the highest level of climate positive certification.”
 ● Nagnata is exploring ways to diversify our supply chain and increase our sustainability credentials. As travel restrictions ease, our business travel will increase in comparison to the last two years. We remain committed to offsetting our business travel emissions through recognised and independently verified programs. 
● We are pursuing and plan to embark on a carbon reduction journey, minimising emissions where we can and where not purchasing high quality carbon offsets. We are in the process of identifying the best options for offsets and will seek out carbon credits with additional benefits, such improved access to clean water or sustainable water management. 
● Nagnata strives for the highest quality materials while working on complete process transparency.



GARMENT LIFE CYCLE SHARING THE LOAD 


At Nagnata we believe the lifecycle of a garment is a shared responsibility between designer, maker and wearer. We’ve created the Nagnata uniform with versatility and ease of living in mind – our pieces will take you from the studio to the street and everywhere in between. In light of this we use high quality, durable fabrications and exceptionally skilled makers to ensure that our garments are built to last. We work extremely closely with our factories, yarn mills and their technicians to create a premium product we hope our customers will care for and keep forever. By providing a few simple tips and tools, we hope to encourage our customers to proactively contribute to the sustainability and longevity of their purchases. 

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Key findings & opportunities

Care

● Caring for knitwear is easy if you have the right tools and information, which is why we’ve created our own locally made natural, non-toxic soaps that gently clean without damaging the integrity of the fabric. The reality of wool and natural fibres is that they will likely begin to pill over time with frequent wear. As an easy solution, we provide high-grade depillars available for purchase at our online store

Repair

● For our local customers, we currently offer hand mending in the Studio at Nagnata HQ. We’re also working on rolling out a global program for mending garments as part of our Climate Positive strategy. In the meantime, we recommend working with an experienced tailor to mend your Nagnata piece by hand, rather than discarding it for a new one. If a Nagnata garment becomes unwearable after many years we are now offering a take-back service so we are responsible for the upcycling of fabrics and will ensure the garment doesn’t end up in landfill at the end of its life cycle

Less Washing

● The great thing about natural fibres is that they require less frequent washing. Synthetic fibres are notorious for producing sweat and lingering odor, which means they constantly need to be cleaned. Natural fibres like wool have inherent antibacterial properties and allow the skin to breathe, so unless you’re forever spilling things all over your beloved Nagnata knit, it won’t require much washing. Another important thing to note here is that synthetic fibres create microfibre waste, which runs into our waterways and marine habitats – another reason Nagnata has made the conscious choice to use the highest natural fibre content possible without sacrificing quality

Resell

● We encourage our customers to resell their Nagnata garment rather than throw it away if they choose to part with it. Reselling will not only prevent clothing from ending up in landfill, it will offer someone else the opportunity to own a beautiful Nagnata piece that may not have been attainable at full price
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Printing & Dyes

All dyes used to create Nagnata garments are low impact, Azo-free. These dyes do not consist of nitrogen-based compounds which liberate amines. These dyes are eco-friendly and eliminate the use of toxic compounds. Azo-free dyes have a higher absorption rate reducing the use of chemicals, giving out lesser water wastage into the environment. The absorption rate into the clothing goes up to 70%, making the dye eco-friendly. These dyes do not contain the use of heavy metals, which makes it more sensitive towards the environment as well as human health. 

With the introduction of our ART + activism tee shirts, we chose to work only with water-based ink. Other print techniques use plastics and fixatives, which have a higher chemical component and originate from fossil fuels.

Nagnata is incorporating natural dyes into the contemporary movement lines. These dyes are derived from the earth allowing the brand to merge the artisanal and technical, creating a more regenerative production model.    

E-Commerce Shipping

In 2019 we implemented Better Packaging into our e-commerce business. These bags are made partly from plants in a zero waste process by a carbon neutral company whose mission is to design out waste.

Made from corn starch, PLA (synthesised from corn) and PBAT (Polybutyrate Adipate Terephthalate). This combination of materials represents a 60% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to traditional plastics, is non-toxic and contains no Phthalate or Bisphenol A (BPA). These bags are both biodegradable and compostable. 

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Ex-Factory

Nagnata has been able to significantly reduce the use of synthetics in our products, but it is the plastics that you don’t see that we are working to improve. Industry standards require garments to be individually wrapped for import and export. Our current packaging is LDPE4 – Low density polyurethane which is 100% recyclable. Compostable bags are available but are more difficult to dispose of correctly on a commercial scale creating a bigger problem.

By keeping non-virgin soft plastics in our business for shipping only, we are able to recycle and create a circular solution. We consistently work with our suppliers to ensure the most sustainable practices are being implemented, as technology and information evolves. 

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Tote Bags 

All in store purchases and e-commerce orders over $300 are packaged in a reusable, unbleached organic cotton Nagnata tote bag. 

Postcards

Our promotional postcards are recycled card stock made in Australia from 100% post-consumer waste. These are printed locally in Byron Bay. 

Accessories

All external packaging for Nagnata accessories (soap and depillar) are made in China from the same factory, both made from 100% recycled card stock. Our soaps are handmade locally in Billinudgel and packaged at Nagnata HQ. The depillars are made in close proximity to the packing factory. 

Swing tags and security tags

Our Nagnata swing tags are not currently made from recycled card stock but we have begun redesigning these in a more sustainable way and will be available from Movement 11. They do currently use environmentally friendly ink.
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