zenbody in an independently owned business, and like you, we care about making informed and conscious decisions (otherwise you wouldn't be reading this section, would you?). We strive for an ethical and meaningful existence in the fashion world.
Our prints are bespoke pieces of art, designed and hand-illustrated by a local Australian textile artist. We only produce in limited quantities to prevent wastage from excess stock, and our garments are ethically manufactured in Guangzhou, China, by a BSCI certified factory. Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is a platform dedicated to social compliance, ensuring fair wages and safe working conditions.
Why China and not Australia? We searched across the globe, and a lot of the best manufacturers for high-performance clothing are located overseas. Quality is everything to us, but so is mindful manufacturing. So we've flown abroad to meet our makers and inspect the production line.
In terms of environmental sustainability, we use a printing method called dye-sublimation, which produces zero waste so that no dye gets into the water system. It's an eco-friendly alternative to screen printing which creates pollution from washing, steaming and setting. We're exploring the use of recycled materials for our future collections.