ABOUT SUSTAINABLE SCRUNCH
Sustainable Scrunch emerged in March 2020, we aim to look after your hair and our planet at the same time, creating guilt free scrunchies handmade in New Zealand.
WHAT DOES SUSTAINABLE MEAN?
The definition of "sustainable" is "to be maintained at a certain rate or level", but what does this mean? Sustainability focuses on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. The concept of sustainability is composed of three pillars: economic, environmental, and social—also known informally as profits, planet, and people.
OK, SO HOW ARE YOU SUSTAINABLE?
We like to think of ourselves as sustainable due to our conscious effort to use organic and remnant materials to create our scrunchies, our ongoing pledge to plant one tree per scrunchie sold and the limited amount of scrunchies we make means we are not creating far more than the demand, which could produce unnecessary waste. We also make an effort to use as much of our materials as possible to limit waste. Being sustainable means we are thinking of the future, and how we can create something we love without causing harm.
WHO MADE MY SCRUNCHIE?
Each scrunchie has been handmade by myself, Charlotte, in New Zealand.
WHERE DO YOU SOURCE YOUR FABRIC?
Our fabric is sourced from Australia. We have been sourcing our fabric online and purchasing left over fabric which would have otherwise gone into landfill. Some of our scrunchies such as the Poppy scrunchie are made from new fabric. When this is the case we only purchase natural materials from ethical sources.
WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH PLANTING TREES?
We plant one tree per scrunchie sold. Yes, for every single scrunchie (or product) a percentage of our profits pays for one tree to be planted somewhere in the world that is in need. We are currently supporting Australia after the recent bush fires, you can read more about this on our page ONE TREE PLANTED.