Our responsible business journey is built on the foundations of community and longevity. Realising the importance of putting people and the planet before prosperity. How we operate in this world is very important to us at UNIKSPACE, and  we want to connect with people and planet in the best way possible. Our word is not all we have and it’s important to ensure that we are working to a structure that holds us accountable, and that are in line with industry frameworks.
 
We have aligned ourselves to the Sustainable Development Goals : 
    

GOAL FY22: join UN Global Compact and develop sustainability report 

GOAL FY22: develop 2030 roadmap  

 

PROGRESS

 
Since commencing, UNIKSPACE has:
  • Eradicated plastic from UNIKSPACE to customer experience, sending all our online orders in fully compostable satchels including compostable packaging tape. 
  • Since 2019 (after 6 months in business) we converted our production packaging to 100% compostable satchels instead of using single use plastic packaging most production companies use. 
  • Since starting UNIKSPACE we have used 100% natural materials for our garments, including our buttons which are made of natural shell instead of plastic. This means our garments can decompose and become part of the earth again instead of going to landfill. 
  • We have always ordered small production runs to eliminate oversupply.
  • Since the commencement of our business our branding and packaging, such as business cards, postcards, tissue paper and swingtags have been printed using 100% recycled paper, soy inks, and are all fully recyclable.
  • We only partner with independent and honest brands that have a similar ethos to us; honouring the hand-made using natural and non-toxic ingredients. 
  • Sorted waste thoughtfully, recycling and composting where possible  to eliminate landfill.
  • In November 2020 we partnered with Ecologi to offset part of our carbon footprint through supporting certified environmental projects and separately, to plant trees.  
  • In August 2021 we introduced FSC Certified 100% recycled paper satchels, boxes and packaging tape to send our online orders in; both fully recyclable and compostable.
  • In August 2021 we partnered with prAna sustainable packaging, joining the Responsible Packaging Movement, a platform for collaboration to #reshapepackaging. 
  • In August 2021 we partnered with I=Change, proudly giving our customers the opportunity to shop with purpose, donating $1 from every sale to one of our nominated charities. 
  • Since starting UNIKSPACE, we have supported various charities. More details under Giving Back. 

We are proud of the achievements we have made this far, and understand our sustainability journey has only just begun. We are committed to the continuous learning required to ensure we are making the best decisions for our environment,  people and the planet. 
Read more about our responsible business journey #UNIKConnected.