We’re trying our best to look after the planet, and leave the lightest footprint possible - as is our responsibility as a business and as individuals.
Minimal Waste Series
We have started a minimal waste collection which we plan on continually expanding on. These pieces are hand draped and use at least 92% of the fabric length, drastically reducing waste during production.
Closed Loop Products
We are conscious of forming closed loop products, where at the end of a garment’s life- if it is not re-purposed or recycled, it can be broken down naturally through biodegradation. This is why we focus on using biodegradable fabrics.
The fabrics we use are a core component within our DNA, and we endeavour to use sustainable fabrics within all our collections. Our fabrics are carefully sourced and have a considered purpose.
By 2022, our aim is for 95% of our collections to be made from natural & sustainable fabrics.
We endeavour to use organic cotton in our collection, which is biodegradable and produced without the use of fertilisers or pesticides, ensuring the health of cotton farmers, workers, communities and ecosystems.
Linen is a temperature regulating, antibacterial fibre which is biodegradable. The fibre originates from the flax plant and is sustainable in production as it’s fast growing, has a high yield, and uses minimal water.
Hemp farming requires no use of pesticide, herbicides or chemical treatments, and requires little water- using 4x less the conventional cotton. It is biodegradable and can be broken down in landfill or compost in roughly 3 months.
Wool has long been accepted as an environmentally positive choice. The fibre has a number of sustainable benefits, such as being 100% natural, renewable, and biodegradable.
Tencel is a certified closed loop fabric made from sustainably farmed and fast growing Eucalyptus trees. Tencel is made within a closed loop process, meaning 99% of the chemical solution can be recycled and reused again.
Modal is a certified closed loop fabric made from sustainably grown Beech Trees. Modal production uses significant less water compared to conventional cotton, and is made using renewable energy.
Cupro is the by-product of the industrial harvest of cotton, particularly the waste fibres which are too small to spin. It is biodegradable
Nique uses “vegetable ivory” corozo buttons where possible. Corzo is made up of tightly wound, biodegradable, organic fibres. This eliminates waste and reduces the use of plastic.
Product Restricted Substances
Nique requires compliance to REACH for dangerous chemical limits and hazardous chemical content in our fabric and garments.
Ban on Sandblasting
Apparel sandblasting involves projecting fine sand with compressed air to create a worn look on denim and other products. Sandblasting can be extremely damaging to the health of workers if proper safeguards are not followed. For this reason, Nique has banned the use of sandblasting on any of the brands products.
Endangered species are not used in any of Nique’s products.
Nique does not use any exotic skins including snake, alligator, crocodile, lizard, ostrich, emu, kangaroo, eels, sharks and stingrays.
Real animal fur or pelts are not used in any of Nique’s products.
No skins, hides, leather or wool are used from aborted animals, foetal animals, unborn calves or newly born animals. This includes slink, Karakul/Broadtail and lambskin pelts from aborted or newborn lambs.
Nique does not use feathers that come from birds used to produce Foie Gras.
Nique does not use veal leather/hides that have been sourced from veal reared in veal crates. This also applies to pigs kept in confinement in sow crates.
Nique recognises the international ban of Angora rabbit hair implemented by PETA. No Angora wool is used in any Nique product or sample.
Nique states that Yak wool must be from domesticated herds only.
Nique states that no ostrich feathers must come from species which are threatened.
Only Camel hair from producers with good animal husbandry practices can be used in Nique products.