BARBARA I GONGINI strides for human equality in all its shapes and forms. Barbara í Gongini as an individual, acts as an advocate for unconditional love and its right to exercise its true essence – despite sex – she fights for Social Justice. The core of the BARBARA I GONGINI brand DNA is thus centered on strength of individual and not on sex or sexual orientation, societal order or other normative pressures, but on playful imaginative tale of craftsmanship that breathes freedom of self expression. BARBARA I GONGINI supports freedom of self-expression and creates designs with an open source to personal customization and interpretation.
CODE OF CONDUCT
As a reputable and trusted business committed to offering its customers high quality products, BARBARA I GONGINI recognizes its obligation to ensure that suppliers are operating ethically. We expect our suppliers to consistently provide an environment, which protects their employees' health and safety and basic human rights. All suppliers are expected to comply with their national employment laws and regulations with particular regard to:
- Minimum age of employment
- Freely chosen employment
- Health and safety
- Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
- No discrimination
- No harsh or inhumane treatment
- Working hours
- Rates of pay
- Terms of employment
BARBARA I GONGINI will never knowingly source stock from countries, which are in breach of the above principles. We also look to our suppliers to instill these principles when dealing with their own supplier base. Because of the sometimes complex nature of our suppliers' supply chain, it is not always possible to monitor and control the conditions of each individual involved in the production of our products. However, as BARBARA I GONGINI continues to grow it recognizes the importance of being proactive and doing everything within its power to support the rights of those involved in the manufacture of its goods.
The BARBARA I GONGINI brand was born with the core premise to create sustainable Avant-Garde design. The BARBARA I GONGINI product represent a Wardrobing Concept, which is based on longevity and multi-functional elements of the garment. This is due to the fact that BARBARA í GONGINI aims to contribute to local and global responsibility by pushing the boundaries of sustainable and ethical fashion.
BARBARA I GONGINI represents a Wardrobing Concept that entails longevity where the collections are based on a numerical order. Wardrobing Concept implies that designs can easily fit ones past, current as future wardrobe and so evoke more conscious approach to consumer consumption. In addition to this, BARBARA I GONGINI designs are part of a “kit” where individual garments can be disabled or layered up, evoking the essence of re-usage and granting customers a more sustainable product. Our designs can therefore be rekindled years ahead and are not trend based per se, but a larger part of one´s identity.
BARBARA I GONGINI designs are rich on multi-functional elements, where a single creation can be worn in x amount of ways and so, carry several looks inherent in just one. A creation that allow end-consumers to build their existing wardrobe towards long-term usage and longer life-cycle of the garment, with a personal take.
BARBARA I GONGINI takes pride in rating her collections according to the sustainability factors of our choice, where we strive for a high collection composition rate to be based on ecological and least polluting materials and we strive to utilize our resources as efficiently as possible and to minimize wastage. We urge our suppliers to use RSL testing (control of reduced chemical waste) and also reduced water usage hence wastage while producing BARBARA I GONGINI designs. We also opt for sourcing textiles approved by Oeko-Tex, which are tested for harmful substances both for health and environmental reasons. It is important to us, to stay up to date with the latest eco-friendly production technologies and procedures.
To maintain a sustainable collection, BARBARA I GONGINI takes pride in rating the collections according to the SAC´s HIGG Index where focal points center on the following pillars for eco-friendly solutions:
BARBARA I GONGINI strives to re-cycled fabric as well as other product components and sources fabric worldwide for the best options given in order to sustain a sustainable product.
BARBARA I GONGINI entails longevity and a crucial point within our sustainability pillar is to instigate new expression and life into already created designs. Upon demand and level of appeal, un-distributed stock levels are up-cycled and given new forms.
BARBARA I GONGINI supports animal welfare, using leather and fur that are 100% bi-products from the food industry or wastage of commercial material. All sourced fabric qualities should be eco-friendly or/and re-cycled and all sourced leather and fur qualities are continuously bi-products. This is done in order to ensure the quality chosen can grant a more sustainable product.
WHAT DO YOU SAY?
BARBARA I GONGINI strives for transparency and we are doing our ultimate best, to be as clear in our communication procedures as possible, internally and externally. Do you have ideas about how we can become even better? Talk to us. Do you have any potential concerns? We invite them. This is how we all together, can strive for a better outcome for all interests involved. Contact us at info@barbaraigongini.