- Frequently Asked Questions -
ORDERING & SHIPPING POLICY
Orders made before Sundays 11.59pm AEST, will be shipped out on the same Wednesday of that week.
Any orders made after Sundays 11.59pm AEST will be shipped out on the following Wednesday*.
(If you need something urgently shipped, please contact me and i will try to work something out)
Shipping available for both domestic (Australia) and international
Domestic shipping flat rate - (Standard - $9.00) - (Express is not offered)
International shipping cost (varies depending on location) - from AUD $18.45
A tracking number will be given with all purchases.
*Currently due to Covid and especially during busy holiday seasons - shipping may be delayed more than usual
RETURN & EXCHANGE POLICY
Please choose sizes and designs carefully as refunds are not offered.
Exchanges are accepted, with buyer responsible for return shipping.
If there are any issues with your order, please contact me and i will endeavour to get back to you ASAP.
WHERE DOES MY MONEY GO?
20% of proceeds* are donated to organisations on the frontlines of conservation.
(*20% of your total transaction purchase, minus the material + production + shipping cost)
To break it down this amount is split between 4 organisations:
Cikananga Wildlife Centre
Wildlife Of The Central Highlands
Carbon Positive Australia
A small portion of this amount will also be kept aside in an 'emergency pot' - stored as a rainy day fund to support other organisations in times of crisis - which you will be informed and updated about when the need arises.
CAN I BUY ITEMS FROM A STORE FRONT?
Currently the business runs primarily from an online store, but will also be selling at some local markets from time to time around Warrang (Sydney) - locations will be updated on EIC Instagram account.
HOW ARE THE PRODUCTS ETHICAL & SUSTAINABLE?
The products - *as much as possible - are from ethical and sustainable sources.
(*The fashion industry will always have an impact on the environment - careful choices have been made to minimise these impacts. Read more about the fast fashion industry as a massive Earth polluter and why we should shop less, more ethically, sustainably, second hand and better quality products).
Tees & Totes
The tees and tote bags are sourced from a distributor of Earth Positive in Sydney.
The following information is from http://www.earthpositive.se/mission.html
Earth positive uses 100% organic cotton - under the Global Organic Textile Standard (G.O.T.S.). Farmers and field workers are protected by stringent social criteria and by the ban on the use of poisonous chemicals that can severely the health of farmers and their families.
Low Impact farming
We have specifically chosen to work in regions where organic cotton is planted and harvested by hand, without mechanization, and because organic farming does not use petroleum based chemical fertilizer, pesticide or herbicide, it is less reliant on fossil fuels.
EarthPositive apparel is made in carbon neutral manufacturing facilities in Tamil Nadu, India, from ‘low impact’ organic cotton, and is distributed through carbon neutral warehouses and offices in London that use only renewable green electricity.
EarthPositive apparel is certified by the Oeko-Tex 100 Standard, Class I. The Oeko-Tex 100 Standard is a guarantee of the safety of textiles and dye stuffs to human health. It also means we take more care in adopting environmentally friendly production methods throughout the manufacturing of EarthPositive apparel.
Fair Trade Practices
Under the organic standard, farmers and agricultural workers are protected by stringent social criteria, total traceability across the entire supply chain, but also by the ban on the use of poisonous pesticides and defoliants which can severely damage the health of farmers and families. These standards also free poor farmers tied into third world debt to chemical companies on the ‘pesticide treadmill’.
Justice for Workers - Fair Wear Foundation
Pressure to quickly produce increasing quantities of cheap textiles has lead the clothing industry to allow some of the most unethical trade practices on the planet: worst examples include child labour, excessive working hours and unsafe & unhygienic working conditions.
FWF exists to promote fair labour conditions in the textile industry worldwide, incorporating the following eight labour standards:
1) no use of child labour
2) No use of forced labour
3) Safe and healthy working conditions
4) Legal labour contract
5) Payment of a living wage
6) Freedom of Association and the right to collective bargaining
7) No discrimination against employees
8) No excessive hours of work
Pick your cotton carefully
We guarantee that we do not use cotton from Uzbekistan while the use of forced child labour is endemic. This follows the recommendations of the Environmental Justice Foundation ‘Clean Cotton Campaign’. The complete traceability of certified organic cotton allows us to make this guarantee.
Poster prints & Stickers
Sourced from an environmentally responsible printing service which avoids the use of paper derived from the unsustainable logging of our old growth native forests.
Combining 100% recycled, non-chlorine bleached, alternative fibre papers, organic based non toxic inks and solar power to further reduce environmental impacts.