Sustainable practices are woven into every collection because I want the pieces to be good and stand the test of times in both quality and appearance. Akina is a brand that has honesty, transparency and environmental consciousness at its core. The company mission is to design beautiful products and garments, without compromising on quality, performance and sustainability.
We recycle almost 60% of all our factory waste and donate scraps or up cycle our waste. This year our scraps were used to stuff pillows and bedding.
We invest in the people who make our dream/plan possible. All our workers are paid more than double the minimum wage and paid over time.
We always source locally first. Except for our swimwear fabric, all our supplies are local. All of our cutting and sewing is done in locally to ensure we have full control over safe and fair labor, and where our waste goes.
ECONYL® Regenerated Nylon: Our fabric is 78% Recycled Polyamide and 22% Lycra Elastane. We double line our garments to ensure the entire garment is made from superior recycled fabric. The yarn is made from ECONYL® Regenerated Nylon. By using recycled nylon, we reduce our demand on limited natural resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from manufacturing. Recycled nylon can be sourced from pre‐consumer waste ‐ even things like fishing nets can be made into new clothes.
Organic cotton: Is certified organic by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). This certification takes over a year to account for every step of production—from the processing of certified organic fiber into yarn to the dyehouses, mills, factories, and printers.
Tencel: Tencel™ is a brand of lyocell, and the only lyocell that is considered sustainable. This natural raw material comes from eucalyptus trees grown in FSC forests ‐ a certification which guarantees responsible felling and replanting of the trees. This wood is then processed in a closed loop process, meaning that 99% of all chemicals and water are recycled instead of being released out into the environment. The result: a beautiful material that’s soft, breathable, washable and hangs elegantly on the body.
Buttons: 100% Corozo buttons. Corozo is a nut from a tropical palm tree that can be used for carving fashion accessories, buttons etc. This makes the corozo button a 100% natural product and it is a durable option to use instead of plastic buttons
Our swimwear is packaged in a 100% recycled plastic zip bag, and we hope they get reused to and from the beach. Or to carry your snack around which ever.
Sleepwear gets packaged in bags made from sleepwear fabric off-cuts. Small cotton bags- happy to be stuffed with lavender for your sock drawer.
Swing tickets, thank you card and our sticker is made from 100% recycled paper and we urge you to please recycled them after purchase - or you know, it could make a cute bookmark.
Shipping: Custom Akina bags home compostable bags are coming.
- We use recycled paper in the studio and to print our waybills.
- All cleaning products are nontoxic and biodegradable.
- 90% of our sewing supplies are packed/ stored in brown recycled boxes.
On-going Solutions. We always want to be better - If anybody wants to work with us to develop even more sustainable solutions, please get in touch - firstname.lastname@example.org