NICCE are on a journey to becoming a more responsible company.
Our commitment is to continue evolving and to offer you, our customer, responsible options. We know how much you care about what you wear so we are exploring styles made with responsible fabrics and production techniques.
We won't just recognise where we are but what it takes in making fundamental change to how our company operates and the products we bring to the market. We are listening, learning and passionate about creating a more sustainable future for us all.
Alongside exceeding customer expectation when it comes to product quality and craft, at NICCE we continue to challenge ourselves in how we can achieve this using more responsible materials and production processes.
Fabric and Production
Across the NICCE collections, we have introduced recycled materials; organic cotton and alternative dying techniques that enables us to create a future-facing product line-up that you can't wait to wear!
What does this mean?
The cotton in your garment has been farmed or cropped without chemicals harmful to plant, people or the planet.
This garment has been crafted using at least 50% recycled yarn
This technique allows us to save water and energy, by using natural plant extract for the dyeing process.
Factories and Manufacturers
To create NICCE with the highest craft and function; we are working with factories who hold the right level of certification across recycling; eco; organic and ethical standards.
What does this mean?
The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is a third party certification of Recycled content against a set of requirements. It verifies responsible social, environmental and chemical practices in the production of Recycled content.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is a set of standards that stipulates requirements throughout the supply chain for both ecological and labour conditions in textile and apparel manufacturing using organically produced raw materials.
Representing the product labels and company certifications issued and other services provided by the International Association for Research and Testing in the Field of Textile and Leather Ecology (which also calls itself OKEO-TEX for short).
Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) is an ethical audit which encompasses all aspects of responsible business practice. It provides greater visibility into the supply chain and independent verification of ethical compliance.
Clothing, Labels and Packaging
While crafting apparel and
accessories, we want to present the customer with details on their features and benefits. You will find tags and labels across each garment that share both technical and instructional information, important for both your purchase and care.
It is also important that we provide you with responsible options not just in our clothing, but also our packaging.
What does this mean?
Clothing and accessory tags
We will not be replacing old labels or tags on items that are already available for sale, to avoid wastage. Looking forward, we will be introducing recycled labels and tags.
100% recycled LDPE bags
To ensure your new clothing arrives in top condition, we package it up safely in polybags made from 100% Recycled LDPE – that’s low density poly-filling ethylene. It’s an eco-friendly material, sourced from pre-consumer plastic waste and can be recycled itself after use, too.
Online postage bags
All of our online orders and shipped in FSC approved recycled paper packaging. This can be easily recycled after your order is delivered.
Our commitment to creating a more sustainable future for NICCE and our customer includes providing support with, and for, our partner Ethilution.
Eden Reforestation Projects
Through our continued partnership with Eden Project, we are helping them to reforest the environments of indigenous populations as part of Eden Reforestation Projects. We pledge to plant a tree with every order placed on nicceclothing.com.
In 2021, Eden employed thousands of people in desperate need of fair and consistent income who came and worked together to plant roughly 350 millions new trees in deforested areas of Madagascar, Haiti, Nepal, Indonesia, Mozambique, Central America, Brazil, and Kenya. Eden’s long-term goal is to plant 50 billion trees by 2030.
Ethilution breathes new life into the discarded – redesigning waste into fashion accessories, made in Birmingham, UK.
NICCE and Ethilution will be collaborating across 2023, bringing capsule accessory collections to market that raise awareness of sustainability and provide more responsible shopping options. Blurring the lines between waste and beauty.
Together we are challenging the preconceived idea that items that have had their intended use are finished.