Cooke & Kin was founded with the intention of producing Australian-made garments. However, after examining our supply chain and evaluating the environmental impact of transporting materials from overseas to Australia, we recognized that this approach was no longer viable.
We reviewed our supply chain and decided to take a more holistic approach to how our clothing is produced – working hard to overthrow the stigma attached to offshore manufacturing. Although it was a challenging decision to make, we have opened up new techniques for design, and are now able to support more businesses globally.
We’ve carefully selected responsible and accredited manufacturers overseas, which has helped us to substantially reduce our overall freight footprint. Manufacturing garments in closer proximity to the production of our chosen fibres means our transport needs are reduced and our carbon emissions are lowered.
We understand that offshore manufacturing often comes with negative connotations, but we strongly believe that it is possible to produce high-quality garments while still prioritizing practices that are ethical and gentle on the planet, and supportive of its employees.