When choosing a TUNIK dress, you are contributing to the local Australian industry, and the healing of our planet.
“When I knew it was time to create my own brand, I had to rebuild my idea of fashion every single step of the way. I had to forget everything I was told and trained to do as I wanted to create with a genuine concern for our earth and mother nature.”
“I had to make conscious and effective choices for every part of this project. Choices I could live with and be proud of. I want to be part of the generation that fixes the damage we have done.”
“I didn’t create Tunik to shed light on the issues this industry faces. We don’t need another new brand out there for that. I created it because it’s all I know. It’s all I love to do, and know how to do. And because I’m passionate from both sides of the story, I feel I will give Tunik, my customers, my local industry and mother earth my everything. We can be the change together.”
Owner & Designer – Marissa Ganino
We have chosen to work with natural fibres that are digitally printed in low quantities. This helps to avoid much of the dyeing processes that pollute water and are harmful to workers.
In making small quantities we can avoid the over production of garments and wastage – that can often end up in landfill. We also use stock and remnant components as much as possible.
Any left over fabrics – although very minimal – are offered to fabric stores for on sell so that stock is not held onto to the point of damaged and then thrown away as often happens.
MADE IN MELBOURNE
Tunik is made in Melbourne. Tunik is supporting local industry, and working with sustainable and ethical factories and partners who have the same agenda. This not only helps to sustain Australian businesses and skilled craftsman but also helps to lower the carbon footprint of the brand.
Lowering the carbon footprint means lowering the damage that is done to the environment through transportation. Transportation that causes gas emissions that come from each method a garment has been through in order to be created and finally shipped to the retailer. In choosing to take as few “roads” as possible in the making of a Tunik garment, we avoid a further contribution to our climate crisis.
By producing locally, we also avoid processes like packaging each separate garment into a plastic bag - which is a common practice when your garments go on a long journey from country to country in the production process. These plastic bags are unnecessary. And they are dangerous to our environment, our wildlife and oceans.
POSITIVE GREEN CHOICES
We have also partnered with our chosen couriers in their Go Green Carbon neutral offset scheme. In donating a percentage of our funds of any delivery we may require in making Tunik dresses and delivering your order to your doorstep – the courier company reinvests the amount into important climate protection projects to help balance out any emissions caused.
When you order a Tunik garment, your parcel will be thoughtfully wrapped in recycled and compostable packaging. In you parcel you will receive a postcard each season of an artwork of the latest collection drawn by Marissa and printed on recycled paper. All of this is sourced and printed with no issues (www.noissue.com.au).
The list goes on and we will always endeavour to improve on each process as much as we possibly can.
As a Tunik customer – we are open to talking to you more about this. And we are definitely open to suggestions and conversations around such a huge cause.
We are in this together!! X
TO KNOW MORE...
To hear a little more about our ethics and sustainable practices as a brand you can view this page from website Slow Wardrobe featuring an article and interview with owner and creator Marissa Ganino.