Ziah is built on the foundation of mindful manufacturing, with the environment and people at the forefront. We are committed to a conscious and transparent journey.
We Promise to
- Put people and our planet first.
- Always choose responsible fabrications.
- Choose biodegradable or recyclable packaging.
- Work with our manufacturers to make sure they protect their workers
- Continue to grow and learn.
- Be transparent.
Consciously sourcing materials that minimise the environmental impact is of significant importance to Ziah.
AMNI SOUL ECO BIODEGRADABLE POLYAMIDE
Main Fabric and Lining
Amni Soul Eco branded fibres are designed to decompose in around five years when disposed of in well-controlled landfills (ten times faster than regular Polyamide), as demonstrated by laboratory biodegradation tests in accordance with ASTM D5511 - Standard Test Method for Determining Anaerobic Biodegradation of Plastic Materials Under High-Solids Anaerobic-Digestion Conditions (equivalent to ISO 15985). As the biodegradation process kicks in, they break down into organic matter (biomass) and biogas that can be exploited to cogenerate electricity and thus become new environmental resources. Amni Soul Eco Polyamide is also certified by the Oeko-Tex® 100 Standard that ensures that no harmful substances are used in the production and dye process.
GOTS Certified Organic Cotton
While conventional cotton is grown using pesticides and chemicals which degrade the soil and reduce the fertility of the land, organic agriculture in contrast has a positive, restorative effect. Through chemical-free farming practices, growers can enrich the land creating healthy, carbon-rich soils which require less water, relying mainly on rainwater instead. Pesticide run off and other forms of contamination associated with it, are also avoided. Crop rotation encourages biodiversity and natural pest control which benefits surrounding flora and fauna. The social and economic benefits are also clear as organic cotton farmers are not reliant on costly pesticides. They can yield healthy crops with GOTS Certified Organic Cotton less water which often benefits communities in developing nations as they are safe from water and food contamination. The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is a far-reaching certification which ensures best practice from seed to final product. The standard sets requirements concerning worker rights and social conditions as outlined by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and includes, but is not limited to, fair remuneration and assessment of a living wage. GOTS certification also ensures better practices for fibre processing and dyeing. Enforcing the use of GOTS approved colourants, auxiliaries and fabric mills must also demonstrate environment management, including wastewater treatment.
Business Social Compliance Initiative
The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is an auditing program aimed at improving workplace conditions in accordance with human rights, ILO conventions and national labour law. The BSCI framework is based on 11 principles ranging from fair remuneration to ensuring no child labour practices. BSCI provides audit reports detailing 13 performance areas with an overall rating allowing a comprehensive means for follow-up and improvement. We gather yearly audit reports in order to ensure improvements are being made. The BSCI participants and their business partners commit to implementing the 11 principles within their supply chains in a step-by-step development approach.
The Rights of Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
Occupational Health and Safety
Special Protection of Young Workers
No Bonded Labour Ethical Business Behaviour
No Discrimination Decent Working Hours
No Child Labour
No Precarious Employment
Protection of the Environment
Ziah Swimwear is shipped in compostable poly bags to eliminate the negative impact of using standard plastic. Our cornstarch poly bags will decompose in landfill much faster than standard plastic and can be added to home or industrial compost.We ship our online orders in recyclable boxes, manufactured here in Australia. Conscious Packaging Our Swing tags are recyclable and our Hygiene stickers are made from a coated transparent high gloss film produced from wood pulp (especially formulated to contain a high percentage of renewable materials) and backed in white glassine paper (100% recyclable and 100% biodegradable).