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.
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.
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.
Your online orders are sent out in re-usable calico bags with no unnecessary swing tags or packaging. Both the swing tags we do use, and our thank-you cards are printed onto an uncoated and recycled paper stock. All packaged in a 100% biodegradable and compostable corn starch postage satchel and sealed with a compostable sticker printed with non-toxic inks in a solar powered factory in Australia.
After a long time searching we are so happy to have made the switch to plastic free, compostable hygiene liners for our swimwear. Better for you and better for the planet. Read about how we're giving back to our planet in a bid for a better future here.
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. Learn more about who we directly support here.