Underworks

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Committed to defending our planet and protecting those who live here.

At Underworks we’re on a mission to provide sustainable and ethical practices in all parts of our business and all of our products. We understand that now, more than ever, businesses in manufacturing, retail and consumer goods have a responsibility to the planet and the people who live here. Our 2022 Mission is to utilise less packaging across the board and introduce smarter, more sustainable materials that are responsibly sourced, ethically produced, recycled and/or recyclable. We choose not to allow our unused and sample products to become toxic waste or landfill. Instead, we repurpose these items into donation programs that support communities in need. Why? Because we’re accountable and responsible for changing the way Australian businesses impact the earth and its people.

About Underworks

  • Industry
  • Apparel & Fashion
  • Country
  • Australia
  • Founded
  • 1999

Underworks Sustainability Actions

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A member of the Better Cotton Initiative

By December 2022, we will source 100% of our cotton as Better Cotton or recycled cotton for Underworks brand socks.Cotton is of critical importance to our business and makes up more than half of our annual fabric consumption. As part of our ongoing commitment to reducing our environmental footprint, we have partnered with the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), the largest cotton sustainability program in the world. This means we’ve enlisted experts to help us to support cotton production that is not only more sustainable, but has a positive impact on the lives of the people who produce it.Better Cotton is sourced via a system of Mass Balance and is not physically traceable to end products. See bettercotton.org/massbalance for details.BCI exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in and better for the sector’s future. BCI aims to transform cotton production worldwide by developing Better Cotton as a sustainable mainstream commodity.To achieve this mission, BCI works with a diverse range of stakeholders across the cotton supply chain to promote measurable and continuing improvements for the environment, farming communities and the economies of cotton-producing areas.

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Products made sustainably and ethically

Our promise is to make high quality apparel at an everyday value price. All of our products are created thoughtfully and with respect for the people who make them. That hasn’t changed since we opened our doors in 1999 and it never will.The shift to more sustainably sourced products is a journey for us and we are rolling out new practices in more and more products every day. While most of our products are already created with thoughtful materials and packaging, some are sourced more sustainably than others. These can be easily identified by the addition of a green Sustainable and Ethical stamp.

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Organically Grown Bamboo

The bamboo used to make our super soft bamboo viscose is grown organically grown (ECO Cert) and FSC certified, ensuring we tread lightly on the planet. Not only is bamboo kinder to the planet, it's also ultra soft, breathable and hypo-allergenic ensuring we provide amazing products for every member of the family.

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Underworks Sustainability Commitments

2018

Implement Sustainability Program

Implementation of a new way of working and manufacturing that is kind to the planet

2019

Implement Community Support Program

Launch of I Give A Sock a community initiative to provide essential items to Australians in need

2022

Sustainable Materials for All Products

Utilise sustainable and/or recycled materials in all products and packaging

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Underworks Partnerships

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Responsible Product Disposal

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Underworks Supporting Browny's New York Marathon for EB Research

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