Corporate Social Responsibility
Active Creatures is designed in Australia by a small team of passionate people, determined to provide you with the very best quality. We pride ourselves on great garment construction and workmanship, which means our sportswear and dog apparel is super comfortable, and will last no matter how many times you run it through the wash!
But our team extends beyond Australia. We work with an amazing team of professionals overseas, who ensure that the Active Creatures production standards are upheld. Many are women who own and run their own companies; they employ other women and they have children and juggle work-life balance...we may live oceans apart, but we are all very similar.
And while we take pride in delivering exceptional products to our customers, we are also ethically conscious. And to do this, we have established partnerships with suppliers across the globe who each adhere to the Active Creatures standards and principles. These include:
Sustainable business practices; unfortunately, the fashion industry is notorious for wastage. That is, too many garments produced and not enough buyers so clothing ends up in landfill. At Active Creatures we negotiate with our suppliers to produce small runs of products, to reduce excess stock and minimise wastage.
A focus on workplace safety; we expect our suppliers to provide a safe, clean working environment for their employees. And equally important, reasonable working hours, fair pay and a supportive and collaborative work culture.
A happy and healthy workplace culture; we believe that the happier and healthier the employee, the better the business result. We look for suppliers who love what they do and embed these positive values in their company culture.
A win-win culture; our suppliers are a vitally important part of our business so our focus is on creating a mutually beneficial and rewarding relationship for both them and us. We respect their livelihood and remunerate fairly.