We value the skills and processes of our artisanal weavers in India, developing our exclusive woven prints and stripes in our ready to wear collections. Often made up of women or marginalised groups, we are proud to support and advance artisan products in turn offering better economic and social outcomes.
Exclusive prints are a Zulu & Zephyr signature, evolving every collection whilst staying true to the aesthetic of the brand. Each print is hand drawn or painted with a subtle nod to vintage inspiration. Prints are always exclusive to the brand collection.
At Zulu & Zephyr we value the responsible use
of dyes and chemicals and we are committed to promoting this throughout our supply chain. We ask that all suppliers ensure they are using high quality dyestuffs that meet stringent quality and ecological specifications and comply with Oeko-Tex® 100 Standard or similar test procedures. It is important to us that our products are gentle on the your skin while being safe and ecologically beneficial.
Zulu & Zephyr branded buttons are also produced in line with Oeko-Tex® 100 Standard. As of November 2022, we will roll out the use of corozo buttons which are a biodegradable material made from nut of a tropical palm. Unfortunately when choosing a sustainable alternative the options are often more limited, therefore due to the natural colour of corozo buttons we are unable to use these on light coloured garments. Natural, corozo buttons will be featured in their natural colour or responsibly dyed to match the outer garment. We use paper-based jacron patches on all our denim. Rather than using the industry-standard leather jacron, our denim has vegan friendly patches.
Our woven sew-in labels are made from 100% recycled polyester. Reducing our use of virgin materials instead using existing materials that would otherwise create waste and pollution. Swing tickets are made from paper certified by FSC sustainable forestry with string made from recycled paper
The liners in our swimwear are produced from wood pulp (especially formulated to contain a high percentage of renewable materials) and the backing is white glassine paper (100% recyclable and 100% biodegradable).