Our Planet + People


 

We are committed to working a factories that are not only 100% ethical, but who really care about their people and are completely transparent in their practices.

To produce our Signature Summer Collection we worked with a beautiful family run factory in Bali. They continued to operate during Covid-19 and have been able to support their committed employees.

As a business they provide food packages, assembled themselves using produce they source from local markets, to the families of their employees. An initiative that Me & Maeve Grace has joined forces with to help ensure families that can no longer bring in income, have food supplies.

Our Katrina & Maeve silk dresses were made in a London factory who share our vision of sustainability and ethics. They are a family owned business and the quality of their work is first-class.

Mailing Bags

These are essential in ensuring that your garments arrive undamaged in transit and completely dry. Our poly bags are made from natural materials and are fully biodegradable.

Tissue Paper

Even our tissue paper is eco-friendly. It is biodegradable, compostable and made from recycled paper. 

Cotton Bags

We wanted a handy go-to bag to compliment your purchase for everyday use as you and your child go about your day. Whether it’s used as a small organiser for suitcases, to carry toys or to pop into your day bag with your little one’s treats we feel this bespoke gift is something our customers deserve.

The workshop we use to produce these cotton bags operates under European standards & salaries. There is a team of about 40 people at this workshop and these are handmade using 100% eco-friendly dyed cotton.

Unfortunately, the fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world. From the pesticides used on crops and the consumption of water used while making the fabric, to the microfibres from synthetic fabrics that are shed in regular washes and then ingested by marine life. Each stage of the process treads on our planet.

So what does that mean for us? We believe in doing the best we can to tread a little lighter. 

We believe innovation and research is the key to the most eco-friendly and safe fibres. New fabrics are still being invented as alternatives to the existing ones. 

Econyl Vita

We use a luxury Italian fabric made from ECONYL®, a yarn that is 100% regenerated from post-consumer materials. It is, in our opinion, the very best eco-friendly fabric option for swimwear.  It has excellent UV protection at UPF 50+ (the maximum obtainable) and is impressively comfortable and extremely durable. Tests have also shown our fabric to be two times more resistant to degradation from chlorine and sun creams and oils - meaning your swimwear will last for seasons and seasons to come. 

Silk

A natural fibre which is one of the most hypoallergenic and luxuriously soft on our skin. It is biodegradable, unlike polyester and nylon which can take between 20 – 200 years to decompose.

Silk worms eat mulberry leaves, and mulberry trees require fewer chemical inputs and use less water than cotton. 

While we explored organic/peace silks which are better for the silk worm (using broken cocoons) there are quality issues in this fabric, resulting in more waste in the manufacturing & printing processes. We hope to soon have access to silk alternatives such as those that use renewable wood sources and citrus by-products. 

Regenesis Crepe De Chine

This beautiful fabric is made from recycled PET-bottles. These bottles are broken down into chips, then into fibres, spun into yarn and then this creates this luxurious and sustainable fabric. It is certified by the Global Recycled Standard which have strict production requirements ensure that the final product adheres to responsible social, environmental and chemical practices.