LETTER FROM THE
To our beautiful Maurie + Eve community,
We hope you’re keeping safe in this strange old world. Things have certainly changed, but we're adapting, working with it and doing our best to find those silver linings.
One is a move away from accelerated living. We’re stopping, slowing and assessing the life we're living. How do our actions impact people and planet, and what is most valuable in life?
We talk a lot about sustainability at Maurie + Eve
It is at the core of all we aspire to be and a constant topic of conversation with our supply chain and of course, you - our valued community. The climate crisis is real and the impacts of fashion undeniable, and while this frightens us, it drives us harder towards the goal of becoming 100% sustainable. Late 2019 welcomed some important milestones for Maurie + Eve. We launched our very first eco-collection, Nature in Balance and are super proud to announce that we’re now 100% carbon neutral! We’ve also saved over 1,700 metric tonnes of plastic from landfill just by stocking exclusively online. But there’s more to be done and we don’t pretend to be perfect.
EVERY LITTLE BIT COUNTS
Working closely with our suppliers, Maurie + Eve welcomes the use of Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified 100% organic cotton. This sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people, combining tradition and science to promote quality of life for all.
We also work with GOTS certified cotton mills and a collection of our garments are hand-dyed at Oeko Tex certified mills (with no hazardous chemicals!). Every little bit counts. Our beautiful family-run manufacturers in Bali and India are equally passionate about the future, proving some of the most innovative with fabric offcuts (we’ve got some gorgeous upcycled robes, throws and totes coming your way). We love them and their commitment to sustainable practices and minimal waste where possible, in particular a dedication to empowering women with employment.
We also love your ongoing support, and hope you’ve enjoyed some of our latest designs and value-driven efforts to give back in these challenging times. Each purchase is hand packed with loads of love from Sydney’s Northern Beaches; sealed with 100% recycled paper, stickers and sent in biodegradable compost bags.
IT FEELS GOOD TO DO GOOD
The best part? A portion of your purchase supports our alliance, ‘1% For The Planet.’ These guys are doing great things for those who need it most and we're so happy to be onboard. So far we've donated to Take 3 For The Sea, One Tree Planted, Charity Water, Solar Sister, WWF Australia, the NSW RFS and currently, MedShare, directly delivering surplus medical supplies to communities in need.
It feels good to do good in this world, and we thank all of you for choosing Maurie + Eve.
Love Kelly and Maya x
It takes a village, and the more we collaborate, the more powerful we become. Maurie + Eve is a proud member of 1% for the Planet, a global organisation connecting dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving. As an annual member, we advise on giving strategies, certify donations and help amplify the network’s impact.
In the words of Founder Yvon Chouinard: “Don’t get depressed. Get angry. We’re the ones that caused every one of these problems. So therefore, we're the ones that have to solve it.”
Keep any eye out for the 1% for the Planet logo on products from fashion to beauty and consumables. It’s a stamp of approval from the environment.