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For Sunna sustainability is hugely important and is something we work on continuously. In the textile and clothing industry, dyes are the most detrimental to our environment.  So for us, it was important that our products be either naturally or eco dyed and where possible un-dyed.  

sunna studios | natural dyeing | creative workshop | helensville | auckland | NZ

Natural dyes are like their name suggests are all natural, harvested from plants; their leaves, bark and roots. They give a diversity of earthy colours, natural shades and warm tones that get better with age. In terms of dyes; they are the safest and least toxic for your skin and health. 

Natural dyeing is a slow process, in some ways an art. With the growth of Sunna, we will run small batches of our natural, hand dyed pieces. Dyed by us in our little studio. 

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As we move forward the most sustainable option is to use low impact dyes, commonly known as eco dyes. They have a higher absorption rate and require less rinsing so when dyeing bulk fabric it can save up to 20% more water then when bulk dyeing with natural dyes. All dyes used in our collections are oeko tex certified which means they are free of harmful chemicals and are safe for human use

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 Of course undyed pieces are thee most sustainable option, creating no water waste. For babies with highly sensitive skin these are the pieces we would recommend, as they are entirely natural and toxin free. 

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Every order is packed plastic free; we use cardboard boxes and our courier bags are biodegradable and known as compost packs; these bags are made from plants and PBAT (oils) and are partially carbon neutral (thank you Better Packaging). 

We are constantly looking at ways to improve our ecological footprint and you can trust that Sunna is manufacturing clothing and goods consciously. 

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