At Dot and Frankie we take the responsibility of caring for our planet seriously. We are located in the middle of the beautiful Gariwerd (Grampians) National Park, ensuring we are constantly reminded of the place we need to protect.
It is for this reason that we decided to create a store that both made and sourced products that were ethical and sustainable. This applies not only to the brands we stock but the printing companies, paper manufacturers and couriers we choose. Where possible, Dot and Frankie uses the most environmentally friendly method available.
Slow fashion identifies sustainable fashion solutions, based on the repositioning of strategies of design, production, consumption, use, and reuse. It promotes a more ethical and sustainable way of living and consuming. It encompasses ‘‘sustainable,’’ ‘‘eco,’’ ‘‘green,’’ and ‘‘ethical’’ methods within the fashion movement”. This movement focuses on both slowing down consumerism, respect the environment and ethics. Slow fashion production also ensures quality manufacturing to lengthen the life of the garment.
Reusables are products that are designed to replace items that we regularly purchase to be used once and thrown away. This can include coffee cups, drink bottles, sunscreen, razors and other similar disposable items. Reusables should be made in an environmentally aware way and have a long life span to assist in waste reduction.
Organic skin and body care is generally defined as a skin care product that contains organically grown ingredients that are free from pesticides. Organic products are deemed to be more beneficial for the skin as it is presumed there are little to no harsh chemical ingredients, and are marketed thus.
In the last 10 years, there has been a shift towards organic skin care as consumers become more conscious of what ingredients they’re putting on their skin, thanks to studies revealing the long-term effects of using harsh, chemical-based products.