Forever New Australia prefers to use certified recycled materials, and we encourage all our customers around the world to recycle responsibly. Forever New has recently joined the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO), a not-for-profit organization leading the development of a circular economy for packaging in Australia.
Plastic Shopping Bags
50% GRS Certified
Paper Shopping Bags
By the end of 2022, we will transition for 100% of our protective polybags to be made from recycled plastic
100% GRS certified recycled plastic will be used
Online order items come in a poly bag, this is to protect the garment through global transit and when it arrives at our warehouse.
ONLINE ORDER SATCHELS
Made from 70% GRS certified plastic and is 100% recyclable
You can reuse this satchel if you need to return your item to us
By end of 2023, we will transition for 100% of our swing tags to be made from responsible options
Our swing tags are FSC MIX certified
Woven labels are made from 100% recycled polyester yarn
We removed the metal ring and coating from our shoeboxes to make them 100% recyclable.
We offer e-receipts to all customers and when a physical receipt is requested, we use a BPA free option.
Our hangers are made using recycled materials and are recycled when they start to show signs of wear, instead of going into landfill.
Did You Know?
Since 2014, our hanger recycling program has diverted 29.19 tonnes from landfill per year, as calculated by our vendor
Our preferred printing supplier is carbon neutral and where we can we choose responsible paper stock.
FABRIC AND MATERIALS
Here at Forever New, we believe every fashion item can have an extended life, one that doesn't involve being thrown into landfill. We donate and recycle our unsold garments and fabric waste.
We donate the following fabric/material waste to Reverse Art Truck: Fabric, Trims, buttons etc.
What can’t be donated is recycled with a professional Melbourne recycling organisation.
We hold annual sample sales that are open to the public at our warehouse.
UNSOLD AND SAMPLE ITEMS
We have multiple initiatives to ensure sample clothing and unsold items don't end up as waste.
Anything left over from our sample sales gets donated to both Thread Together and Red Cross Australia
Anything that is unsellable or not fit to donate, we hand over to Upparel, a world leader in recycling for the retail industry. This stock gets recycled and turned into household items such as dog beds, socks, yoga mats and cushions.