At ZORA, while we acknowledge the challenges of being thoroughly ethical throughout the entire supply chain and the environmental issues it poses, we are nonetheless taking them to heart and are consciously innovating ways to minimise impact, with high hopes of becoming utterly ethical, transparent and benevolent to our environment and every stakeholder involved within a given timeframe. That said, we have introduced eco-conscious material into our recent collection and are tirelessly working with better and more sustainable varieties.
The blooming flowers in Zora
Currently, several initiatives have been incorporate such as using eco-friendly materials, namely Modal, TENCEL™ and organic cotton. In short, these fabrics require a lot less pesticides, water or land plots to grow, thereby reducing pollution and carbon emission. Modal and TENCEL™ are both cellulose fibres obtained from wood or leaves. Although they are semi-synthetic fibre, they turn out strong and durable.
Typical plastics with PET content takes on average 450 years to decompose. For that reason, we have recently reengineered our packaging to be 100% Biodegradable and compostable with the use of PLA. Contrary to other petroleum-based thermoplastics, PLA is produced using corn starch or sugarcane(1) and is said to decompose in fewer than 90 days.
We have also designed our hang-tags to be made from 100% recycled paper, taking 70% less energy and water to repurpose old papers.
Anticipate a little surprise from us with a seed card disguised as a ‘Thank You’ note as part of our packaging.
Idealistically, planting and germinating the seed card helps offset some of the carbon footprints created throughout the transiting journey of your package.
The flower buds
To further our initiatives of becoming fully ethical by 2025, ZORA actively looking into different types of environmentally-friendly fibres and materials ZORA plays an active role in undertaking research related to the innovation of sustainable materials and is fully committed to respond to the needs of our consumers in this aspect.