Where are you based from?
Our garments are created by a group of lovely ladies in Plettenberg Bay, a small town along the sunny garden route coastline, and we are based in Cape Town.
How do you support ethical packaging of your products?
We use eco friendly packaging that is sourced from local suppliers in South Africa. Up until they had to shut down we used Mielie Mailers, a company that created compostable packaging, combating carbon footprints by using natures abundance (Mielies) to create flawless packaging for couriering. We loved this company, and discovery of a business that shares a similar ethos to ours.
We now package our orders in cardboard boxes - and or use nuun concept water soluable packaging.
Each order is consciously packed by hand - we only use packaging materials that are recyclable, compostable or reusable.
How else are you promoting ethical and environmental change?
All of our business cards can be planted to create a beautiful plant. For each purchase new life is created. Along with this small initiative, we ethically source all fabrics used, we hand dye all items ourselves with only waster matter nature has provided so no chemical waste, and we promise our customers that all working environments are fair and safe.
We aim to follow the simple rule of reduce, reuse, recycle. Reduce-your carbon footprint by planting a beautiful plant and by making more conscious purchases of garments and everyday accessories. Reuse- all our offcuts are reused for decorative packaging for item deliveries and to create smaller accessories. Along with a new addition to our collections, we incorporate upcycled material, buttons and trimming into our products. Upcycling is an important conscious behaviour, as humans we naturally consume more than necessary, with this comes a demand for production of raw materials to create and sometimes an excess of such. At Dawn to Dusk, we source quality materials to give new life to by creating unique products. Recycle- all materials used through the process of creation are recycled, along with all our packaging, labels etc being recyclable.
Can we only purchase online?
A majority of orders are made online since we do not have our own brick and mortar store yet. However, we stock a variety of favourite local stockists and have the occasional pop up store which will be advertised on our Instagram page @dawntodusk_collections.