Environment

Trelise Cooper Eco Bag

Beginning in 2008 Trelise Cooper Group has designed stylish and fashionable, biodegradable jute Eco Bags to encourage people to reuse these bags and stop single use plastic bags.

In this time we have sold over 1 million Trelise Cooper Eco Bags.

Some estimates suggest purchasing a set (3) of reusable shopping bags, and using them every time you go shopping could eliminate the disposal of as many as 20,000 plastic bags over a lifetime.

Jute fibre is 100% biodegradable and recyclable. It can be buried in the garden.

Jute relies on natural rainfall, rather than extensive and hugely consuming irrigation systems.

Jute grows without the use of fertilizers and pesticides.

Jute absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen much faster than trees.

Jute enhances the fertility of the soil it grows in for future crops.

Sustainability around Design

Trelise Cooper Design Team consciously creates and designs garments with a timeless silhouette that outlasts passing trends.

We select and source only high quality fabrics that contribute to the longevity of Trelise Cooper designs. We manufacture a limited number of each style.

We design with awareness, responsibility and a deep passion that incorporates an emotional connection. The consequence is our customer wants to treasure the garment forever.

Our intention in design is these garments are made to cherish and become legacy fashion pieces passed down through generations. The ancient heritage handwork and beading done by passionate artisans is a dying and rare art that we as a company place great value and regard in.

In the past five years we have deliberately reduced the size of our collections and sample ranges to more than half the previous size.

New Initiatives

Trelise Cooper has been an early adopter of the exciting new sustainable initiative that is the garment rental boutique. For the past 6 seasons we have supplied to rental boutiques throughout New Zealand and Australia.

This renewable proposition has grown every season. It contributes significantly to the lifespan of the garment.

Rental boutiques have the power in the future to transform fashion.

Upcycling

We upcycle all our fabric offcuts to Schools, Hospices and various other charities who in turn use it to create garments and products for other causes. We also give our fabric offcuts to Early Childhood centres for art projects.

We offer at no cost our unused fabric rolls to up-and-coming Fashion Designers and Fashion Students at Universities and Polytechs in the community.

Packaging

From July 2018 we will be launching a new packaging initiative, reducing the use of tissue and packaging in our online boxes and flagship carry bags. It will be a beautiful, printed reusable cloth bag.

Head Office and Stores

Our teams at Trelise Cooper Group Head Office and our Flagship stores, are all committed in our day-to-day operations to recycle, reuse and reduce as a core value.