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A Sustainable Vision...

Aspen & Fern cares about the environment, the planet, and everyone and everything on it – so every decision we make about materials, products, processes, and people - factors in what impact these have in the big picture of a sustainable future. It’s not as simple as just saying linen is sustainably grown and therefore we are doing our part, there are many factors that go into what we do, how our products are grown, processed, and shipped to make it to our customers homes. So, we have taken a good hard look at all of our supply chain below and explained how we are ensuring that Aspen and Fern is doing our part to ensure a greener planet for generations to come.

Packaging

100% recyclable and eco friendly mailers or boxes.

Aspen & Fern have carefully selected packaging materials that are sustainable and friendly on the environment. Our cardboard boxes are 100% compostable, and 100% curb side recyclable, and also made from recycled materials. Our box suppliers include Eco Packaging Alliance affiliation. 

Our NZ sticker supplier Sticker Dot offer custom stickers made form kraft paper. 

Wherever possible, Aspen and Fern avoids single use materials and plastics.

Transport | Logistics

With more and more people shopping online, and with a greater need than ever to monitor and reduce carbon emissions, Aspen & Fern have partnered with transport operators that we believe are committed to a sustainable future. With transport partners like DHL and Aramex, we feel our values of decarbonisation and a clean green future are aligned. Renewable energies, solar farms, green fleets, emissions transparency, carbon neutral buildings, and more efficient networks are all examples of the steps these companies are taking to ensure your Aspen and Fern products are delivered to your door in the most efficient and sustainable way possible.

Sustainable packaging mailer and Aspen and Fern cardboard box

Clean Healthy Standards

All Aspen and fern linen products carry the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 label, this certifies that every single component of the products have been extensively tested for any substances harmful to human health.

OEKO-TEX® is the International benchmark for excellence in this field, and quite often the testing goes over and above National and International requirements.

The OEKO-TEX Standard 100 label, this demonstrates that testing has been completed on over 100 chemicals that are typically used in the textile industry and are not present in the linen.
Boys holding the canvas banner showing the text 'Brothers'.

Canvas Wall Products

Our cotton canvas flags are naturally eco-friendly, naturally constructed, plastic free and are a biodegradable fabric. Our canvas supplier is heavily invested in sustainability and boasts a number of accreditations including The Global Organic Textiles Standard, The Global Recycle Standard, The Better Cotton Initiative amongst others. Like our linen, all our canvas products carry the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 label.

Linen Bedding | Table

Buttercups floral design on white linen fabric

As one of the oldest natural fibres to be used for textiles, the development of linen goes back well before chemicals and harmful substances and processes – and not much has changed today. Flax is one of the most highly productive fibre crops, uses very little water, and can be grown easily without the need for pesticides or herbicides. With more and more emphasis and research going into soil health and crop harvesting techniques, it's no surprise that linen easily sits among the top performers in sustainable fibres.

 
The flax plant requires 4 times less water than cotton, it is extremely resilient so needs little in the way of pesticides, and is also chemical free, also making it healthier to work with. Linen is also hypoallergenic, it breathes naturally and is anti-bacterial and pathogen-resistant thanks to its inherent wicking and moisture-retention properties, ultimately inhibiting bacterial growth.


For a quick insight to how linen is made, check out this video which shows how it simply the breaking down, working, and refining of the flax plant into beautiful linen products

https://youtu.be/LNDbINF6Vew

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