At Canningvale, our products are designed with purpose and passion. For over 40 years our goal has been to make luxury homewares attainable for all Australians. Along with crafting exceptional quality products we need to consider the impact we have on the environment.
We are committed to making recognisable changes in our sourcing, products, packaging and our day to day operations and introduce eco-friendly initiatives to evoke positive change. Find out more below.
Canningvale is committed to sourcing 100% of our cotton as Better Cotton. Although Better Cotton is not physically traceable to end products, BCI Farmers benefit from the demand for Better Cotton in equivalent volumes to those we ‘source.’
Canningvale partners with The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) to improve cotton farming globally. Cotton is an integral material for Canningvale and its consumers. The cotton industry supports the livelihoods of over 250 million people living around the globe, and in recent times has achieved great improvements in efficiency and sustainability initiatives. Despite this, high water usage and pesticide usage still lead to significant environmental and social challenges.
We have recently introduced the Tribu Collection of Rugs, Baskets and Cushions and the Morocco & Timbre Rugs which have been crafted from a yarn made from recycled plastic water bottles. This collection combines style and sustainability with home décor products you can feel good about bringing into your home.
In taking steps to reduce the amount of plastic used in our packaging, we have transitioned from plastic to self-fabric bags for all our bedlinen. This allows you to feel the fabric without taking it out of the packaging. If you then have a change of mind based on colour or feel, you can send it straight back to us and we can re-sell it, further reducing the amount of waste.
To continue our efforts, we are now looking to transition our filled goods (quilts & pillows) from plastic packaging to cardboard boxes and aim to have this completed by June 2021.