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Sustainability

For the woman that’s really living. The surfer, the mama, the traveller, the adventurer and the water lover.

 

surf swimwear

Small scale production

Diverging from the typical ‘four collections per year’ model, Hakea reduces waste by releasing small collections on an inspiration-only basis, or evolving and expanding according to our customer feedback. We’ve built a strong relationship with our small team of manufacturers in Bali, who we make sure work happily in comfortable conditions and are paid fairly for their work. 

 

sustainable recycled surf wear

Made to last

We want you to cherish your Hakea pieces for many seasons to come, so we focus on creating timeless and versatile designs, made with durable fabrics. In 2018 we began producing a selection of pieces using Econyl; a high quality Italian recycled nylon, made entirely from regenerated ghost fishing nets, discarded ocean plastics and fabric mill scraps. This performance fabric is resilient against chlorine, UPF 50+ and resists breakage up to five times longer than standard fabrics. Produced using water and energy efficient methods, our fabric is also 100% free from harmful chemicals and kind on your skin.

 

versatile swimwear

Plastic free packaging

We do our best to make sure our packaging is low waste and responsibly thought out. Starting with our manufacturer, who ships our stock in biodegradable cassava root bags and cardboard boxes. Most of our online orders are sent out without any unnecessary swing tags, the swing tags we do use are made with uncoated paper that is recyclable. 

After a long time searching we are so happy to have made the switch to plastic free, compostable hygiene liners. Each Hakea order comes in a reusable calico bag with compostable labels that are printed with non-toxic ink in a solar powered factory and all packaged in a 100% biodegradable and compostable Better Packaging post satchel made from corn starch. 

 

Environmental Care

As part of our commitment to protecting the environment we are proud to partner with 1% For The Planet and donate 1% of our annual sales to conserve and preserve our natural spaces. This global movement connects members with approved nonprofit partners who are creating positive environmental change to make the biggest impact possible. Where you spend your money can make a difference. Together we can create change.