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Kayla Mossuto

Kayla is the co-founder of Crema Joe, a company specialising in reusable coffee pods for retail and corporate sectors. The company’s ethos is all around ‘reuse’ and is working on an exciting new product launch using recycled plastic bottle caps. Kayla believes that we need to leave our earth a greener place for our children and children’s children.

Read more about Kayla and Crema Joe’s story here.

Can you tell us about Crema Joe

Launched in 2014, Crema Joe specialises in reusable coffee pods, assisting coffee capsule machine owners to reduce their waste and environmental footprint.

Why is Crema Joe taking climate action? 

We’re determined to leave our earth a greener place for our children and children’s children.

Can you tell us about your commitments to climate action? 

Our ethos is focused on “reuse.” This is ethos is carried across the entirety of our business. From top to bottom, we are committed to reducing our impact as a business with a focus on responsible & sustainable supply chain and utilising reclaimed materials wherever possible.

Is there a project you are working on that you are excited about?

We’re gearing up to launch a new product made entirely of locally sourced, recycled plastic bottle caps.

What real-world opportunities have you uncovered from taking climate action today? 

We’ve created our own closed-loop within our local community - we accept pre-loved packaging materials for reuse in shipping our eCommerce orders. Not only does this greatly assist us in reducing our own impact, it has also helped us to become an integral part in assisting our community to reduce their waste.

See: www.cremajoe.com.au/pages/recycling-programs 

What climate action would you like to see Australia take?

Impactful legislative change. Australian politicians are not taking the issue of our changing climate and environment issues seriously enough. We can no longer ignore the facts. We must act now, and we MUST do better as a nation.

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Donna Cameron

Donna is a fashion stylist and ethical fashion advocate. Working in one of the most polluting industries in the world, her mission is to demonstrate that there are a myriad of ways to be an ethical fashion consumer. Donna says “there is no excuse for not embracing clothing that has minimal impact on the environment”.

Read the rest of Donna’s interview here.

Can you tell us about yourself

As a Personal Style Specialist, I love colour, fashion and good design. However social justice is equally important to me, as is the environment so I’m therefore an advocate for ethical and sustainable fashion.

Conscious of the fast fashion industry’s contribution to environmental degradation and socio-economic inequality, I encourage mindful purchasing, based on well informed choices. I’m also a proponent for quality, locally made fashion.

Although I specialise in introducing ethical, local and independent designers to clients, I believe the most sustainable approach comes from people understanding what motivates their own fashion purchasing and learning how to identify what works for them, thus reducing compulsive and excessive purchasing.

I enjoy sharing tactics with people so they can implement this and I do it in two ways; one is to work individually with clients.

Secondly, with my associate Briar Jasper-Batson, I host Fashion by Foot ethical fashion tours, taking people behind the scenes of independent fashion studios to show them how to make more sustainable fashion choices.

Why are you taking climate action? 

  • Fashion is one of the highest polluting industries and responsible for some of the worst human rights abuses. It is destroying the lives of animals, the people who make our clothes and the natural environment. We need to find better ways to engage with fashion.
  • The last few decades of fashion have been disastrous for the planet. We consume far too much of it at greater rates than ever before. Fashion has gone from being enjoyable and creative to something many people have stopped valuing. The work that goes into producing our clothes is no longer respected.
  • The schools strike for climate in 2019 has demonstrated that young people feel strongly about the sustainable consumption choices adults make.
  • The fires seen across Australia recently were terrifying and experts say climate change has contributed to them and that without swift action, it is likely to worsen. I need to be able to say to the small children in my life that I tried to do something to alleviate the pressure we’ve placed on the environment they’re inheriting.

Can you tell us about your commitments to climate action? 

My commitment to ethical and sustainable fashion is lifelong. Empowering people to identify clothing that suits their needs (and that they’ll love) is important to me. I aim to have clients emerge knowing more about themselves so they can take positive action into the future.

People know if they come to me for recommendations, I will direct them towards the best options for our planet.

My mission is to showcase the myriad styles of ethical and sustainable fashion available; there really is a style for everyone so there is no excuse for not embracing clothing that has minimal impact on the environment.

I will continue to introduce clients to independent designers who:

  • use deadstock fabrics (which larger companies would otherwise burn or send to landfill)
  • produce small runs (so there is minimal waste)
  • use natural fabrics and/or dyeing methods
  • are responsible in the way they dispose of any waste
  • are social enterprises, giving back to the community as part of their business model
  • design special pieces on demand
  • upcycle and remodel existing pieces to make new ones
  • embrace new technology for doing things more sustainably

Is there a project you are working on that you are excited about?

Our new program, ReFashion Your Footprint, is launching soon.

This exciting new program will extend people’s knowledge of ethical and sustainable fashion and give them the tools to understand what suits them so they can eliminate compulsive shopping and reduce their carbon footprint.

An online program held over several weeks, it offers:

  • an intro into ethical and sustainable fashion
  • knowledge of styles to suit their body shape
  • a directory of where to buy styles they like
  • interviews with sustainable designers
  • tips on choosing quality fabrics
  • how to care for clothes to ensure longevity
  • an understanding of colour theory
  • insight into sourcing vintage fashion
  • tips on upcycling and remodeling clothes

Plus of course, our Fashion by Foot tours will resume after what’s been an extremely difficult year for independent, ethical and sustainable designers. We look forward to introducing these designers to new audiences.

What real-world opportunities have you uncovered from taking climate action today? 

Interestingly, more clients are seeking me out because they want to reduce their carbon footprint. They’re asking me for strategies they can implement to streamline their wardrobes to become more sustainable. They want to learn what suits them so they can invest in quality pieces they’ll value and can keep instead of continually buying more fast fashion.

What climate action would you like to see Australia take?

  • Substantial investment in renewable energy; we are lagging behind many developed countries and this could be a brilliant post-COVID recovery project for us
  • More incentives for local manufacturing
  • Further investment in waste recycling and repurposing
  • Regulation of imported and local fashion that is manufactured in ways that are detrimental to the environment.

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Anelsey Clarke

Anelsey is the CEO of B2C Furniture, revolutionising the way consumers purchase more sustainably made furniture. Anelsey believes we must take climate action now for the sake of humankind and future generations. Read more about Anelsey and B2C Furniture's story here.

Can you tell us about B2C Furniture

At B2C Furniture, we have a deep desire to make furniture with substance and style affordable to the environmentally conscious consumer. We have built the business from ground up focusing on three cornerstones at the soul of its existence; Hardwood Furniture that is sustainable and affordableThe difference between B2C Furniture and majority of its competitors is that we have a profound distaste for ‘fast furniture’ which ultimately end up in landfill. 

Our mission is to provide our Australian community with timeless, enduring furnishings, whilst offering excellent customer service. We make substance and style affordable by directly sourcing furniture from trusted manufacturers, cutting out the inflated mark-ups of the “middleman”.

Our sustainable hardwood timber ensures each customer receives the highest value products, whilst empowering our community with sustainable consumer habits and reducing the damage "fast furniture" has on our precious planet.

Why is B2C Furniture taking climate action? 

I grew up in a time where climate change, global warming and its consequences were first starting to be discussed. Fast forward 30 years, I'm now in my forties, and we are experiencing its adverse effects.

Scientists predict that by 2050 the Earth’s temperature will be three degrees higher, leading to severe, widespread and irreversible damage. Our society will have to cope with multiple disasters simultaneously – low lying areas underwater across the world and parts of our very own country inhabitable due to extreme heat. It is erroneous to think that this threat lies in the distant future so we need not care. It's happening right now. All around us. We need to act.

When my daughter was born, I suddenly saw the world in a new light. The awe-inspiring feeling of pure love, the enormous gratitude of being blessed with a life so precious, and the overwhelming feeling of wanting to protect her and her future.

The notion of leaving her a broken planet due to our wasteful, negligent lifestyle cut me to the core. What am I supposed to say when she grows up and asks, “How could you know this was going to happen and not do anything about it?” Hence, the reason I made a conscious decision to focus on sustainable hardwood timber which ensures each customer receives the highest value products, whilst empowering our community with sustainable consumer habits and reducing the damage "fast furniture" has on our precious planet.

Can you tell us about your commitments to climate action? 

Sustainability is no longer a buzz word. It is an integral part of lives and necessary to future proof our planet. With this in mind, we are in the process of establishing a program to gather statistics from various business to show that been green and sustainable is not only good for the planet but also good for business…

For example, “Couriers Please” recently conducted a survey which discovered that;

  • 46% of shoppers under 30 would be willing to purchase an ethical & sustainably sourced product at a higher price point
  • 87% of consumers concerned about the environment and request greater transparency from retailers
  • 9 out 10 consumers are more likely to purchase ethical and sustainable products if they had the option

We are using these stats to prove that there is a change in sentiment from consumers towards ethical and sustainable products to empower suppliers to rethink the materials they use to manufacture and package furniture.

Our belief is that if we could convince large global furniture manufactures to adopt ethical and sustainable practices there will be significant decrease in greenhouse gases and landfill and increase in recycling, which will help every single one of us blessed to inhabit this beautiful planet.

Is there a project you are working on that you are excited about?

In addition to the program listed above, we have taken a number of other business initiatives to reduce greenhouse gases including;

  • Encouraging employees to work from home or traveling car free. Cars are more polluting compared to other means of transportation like walking, biking or using public transport
  • Minimising our flying habits and using alternatives such as zoom to correspond with our overseas suppliers. Planes run on fossil fuels, and we haven’t figured out a scaleable alternative so avoiding this mode of transport as much as possible makes sense 

It can be said that making small changes to our lifestyle will not have much of an impact on climate change, but I don’t believe this is true. In fact, social scientists have found that when one person makes a sustainability-oriented decision, other people do too.

This occurs because we constantly evaluate what our peers are doing, and we adjust our beliefs and actions accordingly. 

No matter who you are, climate change will have an impact on your life, and we all must do what we can to future proof our planet.  

What real-world opportunities have you uncovered from taking climate action today? 

By focusing on sustainability as a key cornerstone of our business we have had the opportunity to build a community of like-minded consumers who share our values and beliefs. They actively promote our business to family and friends. We are in a privileged position where are customers are truly our advocates.

What climate action would you like to see Australia take?

I believe Federal Governments worldwide can take action by divesting funds out of high-emission industries such as fossil fuels and reward business that;

  • Utilise renewable energy
  • Have documented business process/programs to proactively reduce climate change
  • Have an ethical & sustainable sourcing policy and audit suppliers to ensure resources such as timber are harvested from renewable forests 

Governments have an obligation to take care of its people. This can be achieved by encouraging or subsidising businesses to operate in a manner that will benefit all of mankind and protect our planet.

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Piers Mossuto

Piers is the founder of Precious Plastic Melbourne, with a mission to turn waste into useful products and grow the Precious Plastic community in Australia. Piers believes that Australia cannot continue to ignore the facts on climate change, and that we must do better as a nation.

Read more about Piers and Precious Plastic's story here.

Can you tell us about Precious Plastic Melbourne

Launched in 2018, Precious Plastic Melbourne works with individuals and organisations, assisting community recyclers to set up their plastic recycling workspaces.

Why is Precious Plastic Melbourne taking climate action? 

Rather than sending it to someone else to deal with, we should be doing more to reduce, and deal with our waste right here in Australia.

Can you tell us about your commitments to climate action? 

We’re focused on helping local communities recycle traditionally ‘non-recyclable’ plastics into useful products. Aside from creating a circular economy and working towards a stronger local manufacturing industry, our team also focus on education, encouraging communities to find creative ways to salvage their plastic waste.

Is there a project you are working on that you are excited about?

We’re gearing up to launch our new Precious Plastic Melbourne website - here, everyday Aussies will be able to find the machines, tools, and information they need to help them recycle their plastic waste. We offer services such as manufacturing and tool making, as the industry just isn’t available to smaller scale, lower budget projects - it’s so important that these options are there for community recyclers.

What real-world opportunities have you uncovered from taking climate action today? 

We’ve created our own closed-loop within our local community. We’ve collected over 300,000 plastic bottle caps. We feel lucky to have become an integral part in assisting our community to reduce their plastic waste.

What climate action would you like to see Australia take?

Impactful legislative change. Australian politicians are not taking the issue of our changing climate and environment issues seriously enough. We can no longer ignore the facts. We must act now, and we MUST do better as a nation.

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Join RE100 because this is a great thing to do

RE100 is a global initiative bringing together the world’s most influential businesses driving the transition to 100% renewable electricity. Led by the Climate Group and in partnership with CDP, our mission is to accelerate change towards zero carbon grids at scale. Companies in the commercial and industrial sector account for around half of the world’s end-of-use of electricity. We're switching this demand to renewable electricity.


Sasha Titchkosky

For me, a better future for Australia is one that is firmly grounded in renewable energy, has a sustainable and high wages manufacturing sector, and a much greater respect for Australia’s unique biodiversity and a real recognition of our indigenous heritage and the knowledge that brings."

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Jordan Wilkes

Jordan is the founder of Stride Store, an online marketplace that showcases over 95 Australian ethical fashion brands. Jordan says that he would "love to see the federal government understand climate change. The question shouldn’t be ‘do you believe in climate change?' It should be ‘do you understand climate change?’"

Read about Jordan’s story here.

Can you tell us about Stride Store

Stride is a sustainable fashion retailer with over 95 Australian labels.

Why is Stride Store taking climate action? 

The fashion industry is one of the largest polluters in the world. We all wear clothes, but not all of us consider the carbon footprint of our fashion.

We are tackling climate change through fashion because there is no planet B.

Small changes x millions of people = a global impact.

Can you tell us about your commitments to climate action? 

All our brands are vetted before joining Stride to assess their environmental commitment. We assess things like the materials used, packaging, use of resources, and even the couriers used.

We don’t necessarily have a target, such as being 100% carbon neutral. Rather, our goal is to provide a sustainable fashion alternative so Australians can shop better.

Is there a project you are working on that you are excited about?

We are about to launch our beauty range, which covers organic skincare, cosmetics, haircare, etc. Our goal is to become an Amazon-esque marketplace for everything sustainable and ethical in Australia.

What real-world opportunities have you uncovered from taking climate action today? 

We’ve found a plethora of Australians who are equally committed to protecting our environment. We’ve found that more and more people every day are taking small steps in becoming more eco-friendly, such as composting at home.

Sustainable fashion is a great one because we all wear clothes, but not all of our clothes is made in a sustainable manner.

What climate action would you like to see Australia take?

I would love to see the federal government understand climate change. The question shouldn’t be ‘do you believe in climate change?' It should be ‘do your understand climate change?’

The science is clear and we need our government to put tangible policies in place to protect our environment (and not their back pocket).

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Lea Maguero

In conversation with Lea, she shared that BioPak is busy uncovering the opportunities of taking climate action today.

"We are convinced that an increasing number of consumers are looking for products and services offered by responsible companies that are genuinely trying to use business as a force for good," she said. 

As Environment & Sustainability Manager at Biopak, Lea is leading innovative programs to continuously improve their positive impact.

When asked how Australia can raise ambition on climate across all sectors and communities, Lea shared that BioPak are keen to see "the Federal Government support a post-Covid recovery focused on accelerating the use of renewable energies."

Read more from our interview with Lea below.

What is BioPak?

BioPak produces sustainable alternatives to conventional single-use packaging for the foodservice industry, offering carbon neutral compostable packaging solutions made from rapidly renewable, plant-based raw materials. BioPak was created in 2006 with the mission to reduce the environmental impact of single-use disposable packaging by producing sustainable, environmentally friendly solutions made from renewable resources.

Why is BioPak taking climate action?

BioPak is a certified B Corp and designs products for a circular economy – where there is no waste. In 2017, BioPak launched its own Compost Service in Australia and New Zealand – a recycling revolution designed to close the loop on organic waste and curb single-use packaging pollution.

As a pioneer and market leader in the bioplastics packaging industry, we have demonstrated that it is possible to successfully grow a sustainable and carbon-neutral business.

How is BioPak taking climate action? 

BioPak has been carbon neutral since 2011. It means that we offset the greenhouse gas emitted by our products life cycle and our operations by investing in projects that reduce or sequestrate Co2 emissions. We are also currently working with our supply chain to reduce our footprint by using renewable energy in the manufacturing process.

BioPak donates 1% of its profits to Rainforest Rescue, a not-for-profit organisation that has been protecting and restoring rainforests in Australia and internationally through planting, maintenance and restoration programs.

Our Compost Service, launched in 2017, has allowed hundreds or customers to access organic waste collections, diverting thousands of tonnes of waste from landfill and avoiding methane emissions. The waste is being turned into nutrient-rich compost, a versatile new resource that helps improve soil quality and resistance to droughts.

Our commitment is to reduce further our carbon footprint and scale up our compost service, allowing us to eventually become "carbon negative".
We are planning on turning our Compost Service into an open, not-for-profit organisation, the “Compost Network”.

The Compost Network will allow businesses to identify suppliers of certified compostable packaging and access a sustainable end-of-life option. It is an organic recycling initiative and online platform that provides businesses with access to products, services and information that allows them to participate in a circular and regenerative system by diverting waste from landfill and converting it into nutrient-rich compost. There is a significant opportunity to capture and recycle a larger portion of the nearly 900,000 tonnes of organic waste generated by the foodservice and hospitality sector whilst simultaneously recovering and recycling an estimated 10 billion individual single-use foodservice disposables.

What real-world opportunities has BioPak uncovered by taking climate action? 

We are convinced that an increasing number of consumers are looking for products and services offered by responsible companies that are genuinely trying to use business as a force for good. Transparency and legitimate certifications are key to help consumers access trusted information and avoid greenwashing.

What action would you like to see Australia take on climate? 

We would like the Federal Government to support a post-COVID recovery focused on accelerating the use of renewable energies. This would need stimulus investments in new technologies, which would boost local manufacturing and create new jobs. Australia is well placed to become a world leader in renewable energy generation and storage.

We would also like the Federal Government to support the growth and modernisation of the Compost Industry. Funding organic recycling projects, encouraging food waste collections by councils and increasing landfill levies are necessary steps needed to meet the national target of halving organics to landfill by 2030.

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Abigail Forsyth

As the co-founder and Managing Director at KeepCup, Abigail said "we will be sharing our carbon reduction journey as a resource for all, showing the bumps along the way alongside the easy wins."

"As businesses, we can choose to step up and lead, or else find ourselves forced into this change in the face of climate emergency and finite resources," she said. 

When asked how Australia can raise ambition on climate across all sectors and communities, Abigail responded "we call on the government to invest in a green recovery that will create jobs and reboot the economy. Beyond Zero Emissions’ Million Jobs Plan shows a jobs boom resulting from investment in green technologies and net zero commitments."

Read more from our interview with Abigail below.

What is KeepCup?

Launched in 2009, KeepCup has revolutionised the way people enjoy coffee on the go with the world’s first barista standard reusable cup. With a mission to ensure the world no longer wants, needs or uses single-use cups, KeepCup is sold in 76 countries, with an estimated 8 billion disposables diverted from landfill every year.
As a founding B Corporation member, KeepCup is committed to making a positive impact for all stakeholders: workers, customers, suppliers, community and the environment. Through 1% for the Planet, we donate at least 1% of global revenue to environmental causes.

Why is KeepCup taking climate action?

We’re in a nature and climate crisis.

Climate science shows that, as a society, we must limit global heating to less than 1.5°C. Temperatures have already risen 1.1°C and many people around the world are now living with the real, tangible impacts of climate change. Covid-19 and the devastating Australian Black Summer bushfires are harsh wake-up calls on the connection between people and planet, and the need to respond to the science.

The climate and plastic pollution crises continue to grow. In 2015, the last published count, 148 million tonnes of single use packaging was produced in the world, less than 9% was recycled and up to 12% of it burned - compounding emissions impact.

At least 45% reduction in annual emissions are required to limit global temperature rise to less than 1.5°C. This requires a complete reimagining of how we live, decarbonising, dematerialising, and removing unnecessary materials from our economy. This is transformational change. As businesses, we can choose to step up and lead, or else find ourselves forced into this change in the face of climate emergency and finite resources.

What does climate action look like for KeepCup?

We’re committed to net zero by 2025, with a focus on real reductions over offsetting, and are investigating adoption of a science based target.

We design and make reusable and repairable products that replace single-use plastic. When used to their intended lifespan, KeepCups have a lower carbon impact than single-use cups. Used once every weekday for a year, and based on an eight-year lifespan, a Thermal KeepCup has a 77-87% lower footprint than using single-use cups.

We use Life Cycle Analysis of our products to help guide decision-making and identify hotspots in our supply chain. Our 2018 third party, peer reviewed LCA, and the 2020 addition to it, which covers the new KeepCup Thermal, is publicly available online for transparency and to empower others with strong environmental data that can aid decision making.

As a global business, transport of our products is a key area of focus, which is why we choose local manufacture for local markets, where volumes and production capacity allow. 41.5% of our supplier spend is on suppliers within 80km of our hubs.

We preference sea shipping over air freight and work with each of our suppliers to minimise impact in all possible areas. We also encourage our team to have virtual meetings and make cycling an accessible commute option to and from work with secure bike parking and showers.

Our offices have been solar powered since 2015 in Australia, and 2018 in the UK.

In 2019 we installed 76 KW of solar power on the roof in our new Australian offices. We use eleXsys -electricity export system, Planet Ark Power's technology, to export excess power back into the grid. This is cutting edge technology designed to overcome barriers to commercial adoption of rooftop solar.

When it comes to our buildings, we adopt energy-saving measures including LEDs, sensor lights and energy efficient appliances as the baseline, making the extra effort to minimise our impact.

But most importantly we use our voice, and the actions of our customers to advocate for change. We support cross sector campaigns that call on governments and businesses to adopt strong climate action to limit global heating to 1.5degrees.

The efforts of everyday changemakers over the last decade has demonstrated one thing above all else – that people want to be part of the solution and drive positive change. KeepCup is driven by individual behaviour change but, as a collective, we all have the power to remove social licence for single-use products.

Can you share something KeepCup is currently planning or delivering that you are excited about? 

KeepCup is committed to becoming Carbon Neutral by 2025 and we’re stepping up to galvanise momentum for change. Our climate commitments focus on immediate and real carbon reduction over offsetting. We’re working with Edge Environment to calculate our footprint and are investigating adoption of a science based target. We will be sharing our carbon reduction journey as a resource for all, showing the bumps along the way alongside the easy wins.

This year we installed a mini urban solar farm on our AU headquarters, trialling new Australian-designed eleXsys technology that allows solar power to be fed back to the grid at scale. eleXsys is an exciting advancement in technology and one which is likely to overcome barriers to commercial adoption of solar power.

What real-world opportunities has KeepCup uncovered by taking climate action today?

By taking action on climate we’re part of a growing community of businesses driving change. Organisations without strong climate agendas will soon be left behind. Consumers are looking for tangible ways to affect positive change and want to support businesses taking climate action.

KeepCup and the reuse movement has been built from the bottom up, inspiring individuals to make everyday change. From the very beginning we have sought to inspire change by making it fun, inclusive and easy. For many people KeepCup is the beginning of a journey, to consider the impact of single-use, and new ways to lighten our impact on the planet. It all counts.

What action would you like to see Australia take on climate?

Climate leadership. Right now, we’re on the path to a 4- 6°C temperature rise. The Climate Council lays it out, ‘to put this in context, the difference in temperatures between now and the last ice age was around 4 ̊C.’ This is the peril of not listening to the science. With immediate action and government leadership we can turn the ship around.

We call on the Federal Government to stop supporting coal and gas, invest in low impact renewable energy and re-frame success from being judged purely on economic growth to social and environmental health.

We call on the government to invest in a green recovery that will create jobs and reboot the economy. Beyond Zero Emissions’ Million Jobs Plan show jobs booms resulting from investment in green technologies and net zero commitments.

And we call on the Federal Government to shape strong environmental legislation that supports biodiversity and paves the way for a just and biodiverse future.

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Tessa Carroll

Tessa is the Creative Director at A_C OFFICIAL and says they use "fashion as a vessel for change because the sheer size of the global market means we can create a large impact."

Read more from our interview with Tessa below.

What is A_C OFFICIAL?

A_C OFFICIAL is an ethical and sustainable accessories brand, designed to tackle climate change, one handbag at a time. To do this, we use innovative plant-based and recycled textiles, effectively drawing down carbon from the production of these materials and diverting waste from landfill. To support this, we also donate profits from each sale to foundations working on carbon sequestration projects, such as the Climate Foundation.

Why is A_C OFFICIAL taking climate action?

It’s not enough to be environmentally friendly, we need to be environmentally beneficial. We don’t have time to avoid causing damage to the planet, we need to be actively reversing it. We use fashion as a vessel for change because the sheer size of the global market means we can create a large impact. We set out to prove sustainable and luxury-goods can co-exist.

How is A_C OFFICIAL taking climate action?

We are working with a number of suppliers that promote radical transparency. Our current factory has intentions to move all production off grid in the next 5 years. Our head office is powered through renewable energy only and our courier partners are carbon neutral. Further, we donate $5 of each sale to build sea-kelp forests off the coast of Tasmania. This is to offset our own carbon footprint during the importation process. We are moving towards being a sea-freight only business which will delay our deliveries but will ensure our footprint is 26x less than air-freight.
Other emission reduction targets are currently being determined as we establish our framework. This is always a work in progress as we strive to do and be more energy conscious.

Can you share something A_C OFFICIAL is currently planning or delivering that you are excited about?

We are about to release the very first range of cactus leather handbags and accessories. We will be first to market with this innovation which is made from the cuttings of the cactus plant.

What opportunities has A_C OFFICIAL uncovered from taking climate action today?

This is hard to say as climate change is an invisible enemy. We know it is happening but in our day-to-day we cannot see it. Therefore we carry on doing and being the best we can, inspiring others to do the same and influencing our political parties.

What climate action would you like to see Australia take?

A mass shift away from fossil fuels and into the renewable energy sector is paramount. We need to harness solar and wind power to run our country and the surrounding ones through renewable export opportunities like hydrogen. It is possible and it should not be political.

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