Commitment to Country

The Turrbal People have been the traditional custodians of the Brisbane area where we are based for many thousands of years. Their beautiful ancestral homelands stretch north from Elimbah Creek, south to the Logan River, and inland as far as Moggill. Their bloodlines link Turrbal peoples’ past, present and future to one another, with traditional customs and laws intact. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.

Current Status

At Bonita Collective, we believe we cannot have a green and peaceful future without equality, civil rights, and empowered communities. Black lives matter. Indigenous lives matter. LGBTQi lives matter. All lives matter.

Indigenous communities have a profound spiritual connection to the earth. Land is their mother, and is central to their culture. Climate change adaptation needs to be tailored to local contexts and provide opportunities for strong indigenous community engagement. Many are dependent on local biodiversity and ecosystem services for their sustenance and well-being, and are more vulnerable than most to the impacts of climate change.

Indigenous peoples possess a wealth of environmental knowledge - we must acknowledge Indigenous culture and integrate traditional and regenerative practices to protect land and water, as they have for Millenia. We must live in harmony with nature, and one another. Our children’s future depends on it.

Commitment to socially responsible decision making

We take the interests of workers, the community and the environment into account in every decision we make.

We understand the importance of building strong relationships with our suppliers, manufacturers and retailers and actively educate them on our social and environmental objectives and consistently develop new ways to minimise our impact.

We are committed to improving our business practices and neutralising resources we have used in our processes through initiatives such as education, recycling, planting trees, reducing our water, electricity, and waste, and fully offsetting our carbon emissions.

Managing our social impact

Our compliance functions support Australia’s broader regulatory objectives, including consumer protection, and enable a fair market for industry.

We monitor, and enforce where necessary, compliance with the legislation, regulations and rules for importing, manufacturing, advertising, supply, and exporting. We conduct regular inspections of our manufacturers, both in Australia and overseas, to ensure they continue to meet these standards.

As science and research evolves, we continue to develop our methods and processes to ensure our products meet the highest standards of compliance across the global fashion industry, to help serve public safety and wellbeing.

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