Environmental & Social Responsibility


Environmental crises worldwide are reaching critical tipping points, without efforts to tackle them our environment and wildlife is in danger.

Providing quintessential, British-inspired quality clothing without sacrificing environmental and social integrity is our core aim. A love of nature and our environment calls for a responsibility to protect it, and every small contribution can have a huge influence. 

I&R has made purposeful effort to ensure its environmental impact is minimal.

Reduced Plastic

Our packaging and little touches are sourced from natural materials and where possible are themselves made from recycled materials, from our recycled kraft hanging tags, paper packaging bags to our beeswax custom stamp. We are committed to tackling the crisis of single-use plastic consumption. Once used plastic packaging is either burned contributing to greenhouse gas emissions, or for the most part, is disposed of into our oceans, never disappearing but breaking down into smaller pieces that marine life ingests. 

Signature Charitable Donation 

Following their own adventures in Africa, the team behind Ivy & Rigg has partnered with the Wildlife ACT to support efforts to save Africa's endangered and threatened wildlife from extinction. Please see our Signature Charitable Donations page for more information on how you can contribute to protecting African wildlife.

The Ivy & Rigg Forest

For every order that you place, we will plant a tree on your behalf in the Ivy & Rigg Forest in the Eastern Arc Mountains in Tanzania, a deteriorating global biodiversity hotspot. Please see our Ivy & Rigg Forest page for more information.

Clothing Certifications 

Our clothing are certified by a number of bodies ensuring they adhere to high environmental and social standards. Please see below for more details.

Fair Wear Foundation

A non-profit organisation dedicated to improving workplace conditions in the garment and textile industry. The organisation implements a strict 8 point code of labour practises based on U.N. and ILO principles. These include guarantees on living wages, reasonable working hours, stringent health and safety practises and the prevention of child labour amongst others. Visit https://www.fairwear.org/ for more information.

 

Organic Soil Association

The UK’s leading farming charity and organic certified body, they are committed to promoting healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use. Visit https://www.soilassociation.org/ for more information.

Carbon Trust

Worldwide experts in accelerating the global movement towards a sustainable, low carbon economy through helping companies reduce their carbon emissions and become more resource efficient. Calculation referenced on our Hadrian range are certified under the PAS2050 standard. Visit https://www.carbontrust.com/home/ for more information.

GOTS: Global Organic Textile Standard

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is a worldwide leading standard for guaranteeing the quality of organic products. Visit https://www.global-standard.org/ for more information.

Organic Content Standard

An organic standard which guarantees the traceability and integrity of cotton. OCS blended is for products that contain 5% minimum of organic material, whilst OCS 100 is used for products that contains 95% or more organic material. Visit http://www.ecocert.com/en/Organic-Content-standard/ for more information.

Global Recycle Standard

The Global Recycle Standard (GRS) is a worldwide leading standard for guaranteeing that products are made from recycled materials. Visit https://certifications.controlunion.com/en/certification-programs/certification-programs/grs-global-recycle-standard for more information.

Vegan Clothing

Our Hadrian Collection products that are certified organic are manufactured to PETA standards (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and are therefore Vegan approved.