MADE WELL. MADE CONSCIOUSLY
WHAT WE BELIEVE IN
ETHICAL AND ECO-CONSCIOUS SUPPLY CHAIN
Our clothes are designed in Singapore and are made in Wuxi and Guangdong, China. The factories we partner with are small enterprises of less than 50 skilled craftsmen and craftswomen who work predominately with European and Australian clients. These enterprises participate and submit annual independent audits (e.g. by Factory X) and certifications that ensures our garments are made under safe, fair, ethical conditions that are environmentally compliant. The audit process covers over 100 questions, covering a range of checks ranging from wages, working conditions, to environmental and occupational health and safety checks. The audit process also involves multiple interviews with both employees and management.
There is (obviously) no use of child or forced labor in the enterprises we engage with - the youngest worker is 24 years old. All employees are paid on time each month, receive wages per hour and are paid above the minimum wage in China. They receive overtime compensation of 150% for weekdays, 200% for weekends and 300% for public holidays, and all employees receive social insurance and paid sick leave.
The factories operates one 8-hour shift days, 5 days a week and employees have a 1 hour break time each day. To ensure each individual maintains a healthy work-life balance, it is mandatory for each employee to have at least 1 rest day a week.
Such partnerships allow us to ensure we are part of a responsible fashion community.
Minimal, recyclable, non-plastic packaging
Support independent artists
HIGH QUALITY, LOW QUANTITIES
Did you know that over 40 billion garments made each year are never sold? That's crazy. At Makenna, each print is released in small quantities of 50 units and adjusted in small increments according to demand. Having limited stock ensures there is no over supply of our clothing which would result in waste.
Furthermore, this allows us to limit the number of pieces out on the street to ensure our garments retains exclusivity and minimise the ever-so-awkward bump-ins (but hey, if you do, give each other a wave to let them know they have great taste).
ALL NATURAL AND ECO-FRIENDLY FIBRES
We just love clothing made with natural and eco-friendly fibres as they are breathable, sweat absorbent, feels great and looks great - perfect for summer weather all year round. Absolutely no polyester here. We focus on using linen and rayon fibres that have been certified to be sustainably and ethically sourced, that is also safe for you.
MINIMISING ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT AND PLASTICS
From the choice of eco-friendly fabric to compostable packaging materials, we try our utmost best to minimise our ecological footprint and avoid the use of plastic.
Our packaging is consciously designed to be minimal. In lieu of a plastic polybag for each garment, we use a cotton-linen inner bag to protect your garments. This is then placed in a mono-colour recyclable kraft paper mailer to be shipped to your loving arms. We chose a compact, slim mailer instead of a box to minimise transit emissions by reducing the space each parcel takes up in transit. Paper hang tags are also used instead of plastic tags.