Australian fashion label founded by husband and wife Marnie Goding and Adam Koniaras in 2004 in Melbourne. Production mainly in China and India.
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|ELK Accessories Pty Ltd|
This company received the highest packaging performance level of 5 (Beyond Best Practice) in its 2023 APCO Annual Report. Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) is a not-for-profit organisation leading the development of a circular economy for packaging in Australia. Each year, APCO Members are required to submit an APCO Annual Report and Action Plan, which includes an overall performance level from 1 (Getting Started) to 5 (Beyond Best Practice).
Source: APCO (2023)
By meeting the requirements of LowCO2 certification under the NoCO2 Program, ELK is now a low carbon business. ELK have measured and offset their operational emissions.
Source: NoCO2 (2021)
Oxfam Australia's 2019 Naughty or Nice list ranks the biggest and most popular clothing brands on what they are actually doing to protect and support the women making our clothes, especially on brands' commitment to paying a living wage. This company is on the 'nice' list.
Source: Oxfam Australia (2019)
This company has signed the Cotton Pledge with the Responsible Sourcing Network, signifying a public commitment to not knowingly source Turkmen cotton for the manufacturing of any of their products until the Government of Turkmenistan ends the practice of forced labor in its cotton sector. Each cotton season, Turkmen public sector workers are forced by the government to fulfill cotton picking quotas and private businesses are forced to contribute to the efforts financially or with labor. This places a huge burden on the health, education, and general well-being of Turkmen citizens.
Source: Responsible Sourcing Network (2021)
This company won the Medium Business Award at the 2019 Banksia Sustainability Awards. "ELK see it as their responsibility to work with integrity, transparency and honesty and to minimise their environmental footprint and promote positive social practices."
Source: Banksia Foundation (2019)
The Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Transparency Pledge (Transparency Pledge) helps demonstrate apparel and footwear companies' commitment towards greater transparency in their manufacturing supply chain. Transparency of a company's manufacturing supply chain better enables a company to collaborate with civil society in identifying, assessing, and avoiding actual or potential adverse human rights impacts. This is a critical step that strengthens a company's human rights due diligence. This company is fully aligned with the Transparency Pledge, thereby committing to regularly publish on its website a list naming all sites that manufacture its products.
Source: Transparency Pledge (2019)
1% for the Planet is a global movement of 1300+ companies that donate 1% of their sales to a network of 2300+ environmental organisations worldwide.
Source: 1% for the planet (2021)
This company signed the Uzbek Cotton Pledge with the Responsible Sourcing Network, signifying a public commitment to not knowingly source Uzbek cotton for the manufacturing of any of their products until the Government of Uzbekistan ends the practice of forced labor in its cotton sector. However the Pledge was lifted in March 2022 after the Uzbek Forum for Human Rights, who monitored the annual cotton harvest since 2010, found no state-imposed forced labor in the 2021 harvest.
Source: Cotton Campaign (2022)
This company is a member of the CanopyStyle initiative, which came about when research found that millions of trees are used every year to produce dissolving pulp, a key ingredient for fabrics such as rayon/viscose. The campaign seeks to phase out the use of endangered forest fibre in fabric.
Source: Canopy (2018)
This company has extensive transparency claims on its website.
Source: company website (2019)
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|Phone||03 9478 1800|
Products / BrandsElk
ELK Womens Fashion