This particular shop hasn't any separate shop policy but relies on the online marketplace's ("Urbankissed") Default Return Policy.
Shop Owner: Susie Hemsted & Tessa Carroll
On Urbankissed since: 2019
Ahimsa Collective is not just environmentally friendly but also environmentally beneficial. Their intention is to reduce the amount of waste on the planet and impact of the fashion industry. So (one of-) the great thing about them is that their ethos is aimed at not only reducing the footprint we have on the planet – but attempts to reverse it.
They do this by up-cycling materials (Pinatex is a good example of this - the leaves of the pineapple plant - non-leather vegan accessories) into luxury products thus filling a current gap in the market for mainstream, on-trend but also environmentally beneficial products, aimed at the commercial consumer market.
They also create with washable paper products which are produced in Europe. The manufacturer they choose to work with is OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Certified, which is a symbol of the guarantee of textiles tested for harmful substances. This guarantee is published by an independent research institute OEKO-TEX® holding professional laboratories around the world, which carry out detailed studies of textiles. All OEKO-TEX® institutes are the same throughout the world and uphold the same level of high-quality expectations. Their washable paper is FSC Certified (Forest Stewardship Council). The scope of this certification covers the first stage of the production chain which is the extraction of the raw material.
And as if all of this wasn’t enough, for every sale they make, they donate $5.00 to a local Australian charity – for now they’re supporting GhostNets Australia, whose mission is to get rid of marine debris.
For shipping services, they use Sendle who are Australia's first 100% carbon neutral delivery service and a certified B Corporation.