SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS

Our story

As a lover of fashion and the environment, founder Shannikah Doherty had reached a crossroads when she struggled to find a clothing company that didn’t compromise ethics or sustainability in some way. And so RAZE began as a dream, an idea, a desire to manufacture clothing as ethically, sustainably and as transparently as possible. 

Committed to not taking shortcuts, committed to transparency, committed to the environment and committed to the people we share this earth with, RAZE is not just a piece of clothing that you can wear, it’s something that you can say. RAZE is a statement that speaks for the unspoken, the many humans that are being exploited for profit in countries all over the world, and for the environment that sees mountains of waste filling with plastic each day. This is a cycle that as consumers we have the power to end. Our values regarding ethical production and sustainability are at the core of who we are.

RAZE is handmade with love, care, patience and thought in Brisbane, Australia. 

Our philosophy

Every step of the process has been mindfully considered so that you can have full faith and trust in the garment that you wear. Made from the beauty that nature brings, RAZE uses textiles that are created from plants and trees, meaning that at the end of your garment’s life cycle, the fibres are fully biodegradable.

Here at RAZE, our aim is to produce timeless pieces that will not just be a momentary trend but will stand the test of time against the ever-changing fashion industry. We want to keep our footprint to a minimum, while also leaving a mark.

 

Our materials

Thread

We have chosen to use cotton thread instead of the more commonly selected polyester

Buttons

In our first collection, we have used corozo buttons which are made from the seedpod of the tagua palm tree. They are a natural and durable alternative to plastic. Many of our buttons were limited vintage pieces from Europe and therefore will not be reproduced on a mass scale.

Labels

Made from cotton

Compostable mailers

Our mailers are from No Issue and are 100% compostable

Shipping labels

Our shipping labels are from No Issue and can be put in the compost along with your mailer

Tags

Our swing tags are hand made using recycled paper that has been sun and air dried, and are pressed with botanicals sourced from Marradong Country, Western Australia. Each label is unique in its appearance and colour. The twine used with our swing tags is made from hemp so is therefore fully biodegradable. They are given their colour using environmentally friendly dyes.

Tissue paper and stickers

Our customer tissue paper and stickers are from No Issue and is recyclable, non-toxic and printed on using soy-based inks

 

 

Our fabrics

 

Our fabrics are sourced from responsible mills with forestry accreditation, ensuring that environmental impacts are kept to a minimum.