Ethics

At Stowaway, ethical and sustainable values are at our core and we are focused on managing our environmental footprint.
We are beach lovers, we are Kiwi’s and we are parents and we are aware that as a business operating in today’s modern world, and producing a good, that there is a cost of our impact on the environment. We are committed to protecting the environment and preserving natural resources because we want our future generations to be able to enjoy our beaches, oceans and marine life just as we do.
We are continuously looking at new and better ways that we can improve our processes to have the least amount of impact on our environment as possible. Here are some practices that we currently implement in our daily business runnings:
  • Our products are ethically produced in Denizli, Turkey, an area famous for its quality textile industry. The cotton that they’re made from is locally grown and meets the strict guidelines set by the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100. Meaning that they are free from harmful chemicals and synthetics making them safe for the whole family. The tassels on our towels are hand tied and knotted by local women in their homes allowing them to financially contribute to their household.
  • We use minimal packaging on our products. They’re plastic free and made from sustainable materials. Our orders are packaged in acid free tissue paper and secured with a biodegradable sticker and our courier bags are home compostable. Our thank you cards are printed on sustainability sourced paper.
  • We give back to our communities by donating 5% of profits to selected registered charities that help to preserve New Zealand beaches, oceans and marine life. 

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We're always looking to improve our processes to have the least amount of impact on our environment as possible. We know that we’re not perfect but we're trying our best to be responsible.
We'd love to hear any feedback you have.