Sustainable materials

    Our goal is to continuously increase the proportion of more sustainable materials in our range. We do this by increasing the proportion of organically grown cotton fiber and supporting BCI when purchasing materials for the garments from our own brands. We are concerned that undesirable chemicals are not used in our production. Therefore, we use the Textile Importers' Chemicals Guide as part of our supplier agreements. The textile importers' chemical guide takes into account European and national legislation regarding chemicals (REACH) and also contains industry standards and practices that extend beyond the legal requirements.

    Better Cotton Initiative

    We are committed to improving cotton farming practices globally with The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI).

    By choosing cotton products from Junkyard’s own brands, you’re supporting responsible cotton production through the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI).

    Junkyard is committed to sourcing 50% of our cotton as ’more sustainable cotton’ by 2024. ’More sustainable cotton’ includes Better Cotton and Organic Cotton.

    Read more about The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) here.

    Corporate Social Responsibility

    We are concerned that the goods we buy and sell are made under fair conditions for those who work in the factories and that the environment is taken into account. Therefore, Junkyard joined Amfori BSCI as a member in 2017. Amfori BSCI started in 2003 with the goal of helping companies improve the working conditions among their suppliers around the world. We work with our suppliers to implement the Amfori BSCI Code of Conduct as part of continuously improving conditions in the factories where our products are manufactured.Read more about Amfori BSCI and the Code of Conduct here.

    All of our partners must have a clear sustainability policy and values ​​that we can stand for.

    Transports

    We strive to have as good transports as possible from an environmental point of view. The forwarding agents we use therefore have a clear environmental policy in line with ours. Our own production is located, when possible, at neighboring markets which involve shorter transports.

    Knowledge and information

    Knowledge, information and motivation are necessary to achieve success in long-term sustainability work. Therefore, we continuously educate ourselves and want to spread our knowledge to Junkyard's customers about which choices promote sustainability. See for example some simple how-to's on how you can take care of your garments and at the same time be kind to the environment and your wallet, by clicking here.

    Forget your laundry time with good conscience

    Do something funnier than your laundry, it makes both you and our planet happier. Let your clothes breathe some fresh air every now and then and remove small stains by hand.

    When washing

    When it’s laundry time, remember to fill up the machine and use an eco-labeled detergent. Only use softeners to avoid static electricity in synthetic clothes. The temperature on the laundry tag is the highest temperature the garment can stand, in most cases it works perfectly to wash at 30°C. Lower the heat and enjoy cheaper bills and a happier planet.

    Let's hang!

    Tumble dryers and drying cabinets are energy thieves that slowly destroys your clothes. Save money and be nice to our planet by air drying your laundry. Your knitwear will stay in shape and look nice longer if you let them dry flat.

    Donate and recycle

    Breathe new life into your favourite clothes and donate them to charity when you get tired of them, or if they’re shredded, leave them for textile recycling.

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    The symbols

    What do the symbols on the laundry tag really mean? Here we explain some of the most common ones:

    Handwash

    Standard wash,
    as cotton

    Delicate wash,
    as synthetic

    Very delicate wash,
    as wool

    Do not wash

    Tumble dry

    Tumble dry,
    low temperature

    Do not
    tumble dry

    Dry clean

    Do not
    dry clean

    Do not
    bleach

    Cool iron,
    100°C

    Warm iron,
    150°C

    Hot iron,
    200°C

    Do not
    iron

    Amfori BSCI

    Corporate Social Responsibility

    We are keen on knowing that the goods we buy and sell are manufactured under the right conditions for those who work at the factories and that they also take the environment into account. Therefore, Junkyard joined Amfori BSCI as a member in 2017. Amfori BSCI started in 2003 with the aim of helping companies improve the working conditions of their suppliers around the world. We work with our suppliers to implement the Amfori BSCI Code of Conduct as a way of continuously improving terms and conditions in the factories where our products are manufactured.

    Read more about Amfori BSCI and the code of conduct here.


    Chemicals

    We care about unwanted chemicals not beeing used in the production of our goods. Therefore, we use the Textile Importers Chemical Guide as part of our supplier's agreement. The Chemicals Guide of Textile Importers takes into account European and national legislation on chemicals, and also includes industry standards and practices that extend beyond legal requirements.

    Want to know more about our work with chemicals? Please contact us here.

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