bassike is a design-led brand, responsibly made since 2006. We live our values, which centre on respect for our community, respect for the local industry and respect for our planet. Authentic clothes, honestly made.
“Going carbon neutral demonstrates leadership and commitment to reducing emissions.”
Type of certification
How long have you been certified carbon neutral?
Since July 2021.
Why did you choose to go carbon neutral?
Minimising our impact on the planet has always been central to the bassike brand and as we have continued to learn more about producing ethically and sustainably, becoming carbon neutral became the logical next step in our goals as a responsible business.
What are the anticipated benefits of your carbon neutral certification?
We approached carbon neutral certification holistically throughout our business and this has been a great way to connect the different parts of our organisation across head office, the distribution centre and retail stores – all focused and working towards the same goal. It has assisted us in making the right decisions about who our partners are, how we do things in the day-to-day, always looking at the ways we can reduce our carbon footprint whether it be through transport, electricity, or recycling choices.
What offset projects do you support?
A wind power project in China, an Aboriginal savanna burning project in the Tiwi Islands, a wind based power generation projects in India.
Why did you choose these projects?
We selected projects that align with our organisational footprint, not only supporting projects in our home county of Australia where we produce over 95% of our collections, but also programs that support other areas involved in our supply chain; such as wind based power generation in India where our organic cotton is grown. This is a worldwide problem and we understand that we need to think both locally and globally.
How can the community support you?
By making good, informed choices on the brands and products you buy, you will not only support our responsible business goals but also have a positive impact on the future of our planet.
What else are you doing to reduce emissions?
Our next major goal is to do a Life Cycle Assessment on our organic cotton jersey product line and take this program to carbon neutrality. This will see us reducing emissions across every step of the production process, from spinning the cotton to cutting and sewing the final garment here in Sydney.
What advice would you give to a business considering certification?
It is a great process to go through to understand the true cost of your business. The formal certification gives authority and validation to all of the work we have done in this space and it really shows how poignant it is to make the right decisions now for our future.