Sustainability, ethical living and individuality are threads that run throughout Lil HipStar's ethos. We believe each child should be nourished not only by the the clothes they wear and the food they eat, but by environment they are surrounded by. In turn, we design and produce garments that are organic (GOTS) and provide fair trade conditions to our workers. Lil HipStar believes that we can educate our children and ourselves to choose an environmentally sustainable products and lifestyle to protect ourselves and our beautiful earth.
"We recognise the impact that fast fashion can have on the environment. Manufacturing garments at the rate that the industry currently does leads to wasteful and harmful practices. Our love for the environment and our belief that every family should be nourished by the products that they consume or wear led us to think outside the box.
A major concern for us is the environmental impact fast fashion has on water reserves globally. The industry is one of the world’s largest contributors to pollution. Particularly during the dyeing process, a large quantity of water is irresponsibly used and polluted. This concern led us to develop a method of dyeing that not only makes the fabric more durable but the left over water is safe enough to be used to irrigate directly without having a harmful impact on the environment by elevating pollution levels." _Blara
The cotton used in our garments is certified Organic by The Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS). From harvesting of raw materials, garment dyeing, garment processing and labelling we believe in a wholistic approach for creating organic textiles.
Our natural dyes are derived from Chinese herbal medicines including Radix, Turmeric, and fruit. These herbs have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-UV, and other benefits.
Plant dyed fabrics produced by organic cotton are not only soft and breathable for children's skin, but can reduce skin discomfort caused allergies, asthma or eczema.
Our manufacturer's developed a method of dyeing that makes organic fabric more durable AND the left over water is safe enough to be used to directly irrigate crops! How great is that?!
We proudly support fair trade and certified working conditions. Our products are manufactured both in China and Australia. We aim to change the dialogue and stigma around manufacturing products at a high quality in China. All the workers in our facility are fairly paid and work reasonable hours. Unfortunately, in Australia we lack the facilities to produce organic cotton and the technology to naturally dye them.
Our clothing are designed with your health in mind. All our garments are anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-virus, anti-inflammatory, anti-UV, germicidal, and aid in stimulating the circulation of blood. Lil HipStar has spent a lot of time researching and finding the right manufacturer for you. We found the best natural fabrics and dye materials that would aid in nourishing our consumers on the outside. Our skin is our biggest organ, so we should be mindful in how we treat it. Just as we eat organic food which is good for our insides, wear organics on the outside is just as important. We are proud to provide you with a product that, due to the medicinal plants we use in the dying process.
It is our mission to provide a product that is not only good for your child and good for our environment. By purchasing a Lil HipStar garment you are helping us make positive changes for the fashion industry, your child and our environment.