OCC Apparel continues to pioneer the Ethical Clothing Movement

The world is in the grips of everything ‘sustainable’ and ‘responsible sourcing’, this extends from sustainable farming to sustainable clothing and fashion. OCC Apparel has been pioneering this movement and the advancement of sustainable and organic cotton apparel in Australia since 2004.

Sydney , Australia - March 13, 2018 /PressCable/ —

One of the most exciting advancements in apparel is the development of recycled waste materials being processed into fashion fabrics. One example of this is the collection from landfill and melting down of used plastic bottles to re-extrude the polyester they are made from. This is then turned into a new yarn and spun into a fabric with the organic cotton offcuts from the factory floor for use in apparel.

OCC Apparel has its core values in the procurement, manufacturing and retailing of ethically produced fashion items. This is recognized in their membership of Ethical Clothing Australia as seen here: http://ethicalclothingaustralia.org.au/manufacturers/

Mr Nick Barclay, co-founder of OCC Apparel said, “The world is in the grips of a war on waste. It is predicted by 2050 there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish! We have been pioneering the ethical manufacturing of fashion items. The advent of sustainable and recycled materials in fabrics, and incorporating their use in our range of apparel offering, is in our founding company dna and is a big part of our journey promoting ethical apparel.”

OCC Apparel has been entrusted by Continental Clothing, the British Clothing company, to be sole distributor of their sustainable ‘Salvage’ range in Australia. This range merges 60% recycled organic cotton fibers and 40% recycled plastic bottles into new textiles, which, therefore, are made from 100% recycled material. The blend is very strong and well cut, and fulfills both the global recycle standard and organic blended content standard. The textile’s structure has a nice heathered look and classic enduring cuts.

Dame Suzie Moncrieff, Founder of the renowned World of Wearable Arts (WOW) competition for garments designed from recycled materials, was well ahead of her time. The event she founded to showcase sustainable fashion was first held in New Zealand back in 1987 and is celebrating its 30th anniversary of the show in September this year. She recognised then the waste crisis that the world was facing and has helped to draw global attention to this issue and that the life of the world’s resources can be extended in the fashion industry.

Mr Nick Barclay said, “We are delighted to be doing the very best we can for mother earth by promoting the Continental Clothing ‘Salvage’ range in Australia and incorporating recycling where ever we can in the fashion apparel we produce.

Learn more about OCCApparel by visiting their website here: https://www.occapparel.com.au/

About OCC Apparel

OCC Apparel is Australia’s leading ethical fashion apparel manufacturer, wholesaler and supplier for organic, sustainable and ethically accredited high quality apparel items. Established in 2004 by two best mates, the company stocks the largest range of organic cotton, Australian merino and bamboo blend knit fabrics, plus has access to the largest range of organic cotton and recycled finished garments from stock including Earth Positive, Stanley Stella, and Salvage.

The company is extremely proud to manufacture their own in-house brand Certton, Australia’s biggest selling 100% organic cotton, Australian made tee shirt. An expert in all decoration techniques OCC Apparel is proud to be a trusted user of Permaset printing inks. The company also supplies, decorates and re labels the world’s best t-shirt brands including AS Colour and American Apparel.

OCC Apparel has its own cut, make trim (CMT), StyleCad pattern, grading, marking and sewing factory in Sydney and has a highly experienced team of apparel experts that assist their clients and the world’s best apparel brands with style development and production management both in Australia and Internationally via our OCC Apparel Green Star vertical ethical apparel supply chain.

Contact Info:
Name: Mr Nick Barclay
Organization: OCC Apparel
Address: 489-491 Princess Highway St. Peters , Sydney , NSW 2044, Australia

For more information, please visit https://www.occapparel.com.au

Source: PressCable

Release ID: 312199

More News From Asia Logue

China's foreign minister vows to defend citizens abroad

Dec 11, 2018

BEIJING — China's foreign minister vowed Tuesday to protect its citizens abroad as a technology executive waited to see whether a Canadian court will release her on bail in a case that has riled U.S.-Chinese relations. Beijing will "spare no effort" to protect against "any bullying that infringes the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens," Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at a conference in Shanghai. Wang didn't mention the arrested Huawei Technologies Ltd. executive, Meng Wanzhou. But a ministry spokesman, Lu Kang, said Wang was referring to cases of all Chinese abroad, including Meng. Meng was arrested Dec. 1...

World stocks climb after US, China discuss trade talks

Dec 11, 2018

SINGAPORE — World markets were mostly higher on Tuesday after the U.S. and China broached plans for talks to soothe a festering trade dispute. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX gained 0.7 percent to 10,696.51 and France's CAC 40 added 0.7 percent to 4,775.32. Britain's FTSE 100 was up 0.3 percent at 6,743.91. Wall Street was set to open lower. Dow futures fell 0.3 percent to 24,410.00 and the broader S&P 500 futures lost 0.4 percent to 2,633.10. ASIA'S DAY: Softer economic data from Japan and China weighed on some Asian indexes on Tuesday. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.3...

The Latest: China, US discuss plans for trade talks

Dec 11, 2018

BEIJING — The Latest on the back and forth between China and the U.S. over trade, technology and the arrest of an executive of the Chinese network gear company Huawei Technologies. (All times local): 5:20 p.m. China's foreign minister has vowed to defend its citizens abroad as a Chinese technology executive waits to see whether a Canadian court will release her on bail in a case that has strained U.S.-Chinese relations. Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Tuesday that Beijing will "spare no effort" to protect against "any bullying that infringes the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens." Wang didn't...

China, US discuss plans for trade talks

Dec 11, 2018

BEIJING — China's economy czar and U.S. trade envoys discussed plans for talks on a tariff battle, the government said Tuesday, indicating negotiations are going ahead despite tension over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive. Vice Premier Liu He talked by phone with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer talked by phone about "the promotion of the next economic and trade consultations," said a two-sentence Commerce Ministry statement. It gave no other details. The announcement indicated talks are on track despite China's weekend threats of unspecified "grave consequences" if the Huawei Technologies Ltd. executive isn't...

Asian shares mixed on concerns over trade, economic outlook

Dec 11, 2018

SINGAPORE — Asian markets were mixed Tuesday in narrow trading on doubts that U.S. and China can manage to resolve their festering trade dispute. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.4 percent to 21,127.00 and South Korea's Kospi added less than 0.1 percent to 2,055.07. Hong Kong's Hang Seng edged 0.1 percent higher to 25,768.25. The Shanghai Composite rose 0.3 percent to 2,586.47. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.2 percent to 5,562.50. Shares rose in Taiwan but fell in Singapore and Indonesia. WALL STREET: Buying of technology companies spurred gains for U.S. indexes after steep losses in early trading. China...

Sign up now!

Advertisement