Surf Karma have a small range of quality organic and fair trade surf products that you can buy here online or (soon) from selected independent surf shops. If you are interested in supporting the Surf Karma message by stocking our products, we would love to hear from you via email: email@example.com or Instagram @surfkarmastw.
Surf Karma products are designed and produced locally on the Gold Coast and Northern NSW.
If you live local to the Gold Coast, we can organise for you to collect your product/s. Just send us an email to let us know if this is an option you would prefer.
Surf Karma clothing products have been carefully selected and they hold international certifications that demonstrate that they are quality and ethically produced products. To assist you with knowing more about these certifications, the following information has been retrieved directly from http://www.organictees.com.au/certifications.html (last accessed 20 May 2016).
Fair Wear Foundation
Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) is an independent, non-profit organisation that works with companies and factories to improve labour conditions for garment workers.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the world's leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well.
Oeko-tex Standard 100
OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is an independent test and certification system for all types of textiles tested for harmful substances – from threads and fabrics to the ready-to-use items that you can buy in the shops.
Organic Content Standard
OCS blended is used for products that contain 5% minimum of organic material blended with conventional or synthetic raw materials.
The Carbon Trust is a not-for-profit company that helps organisations reduce their carbon emissions and become more resource efficient.
BSCI - Business Social Compliance Initiative
The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is a leading business-driven initiative supporting retailers, importers and brands to improve working conditions in supplying factories and farms worldwide. Our vision is a world of free trade and sustainable global supply chains, in which factories and farms are compliant with national labour legislation as well as with ILO Conventions protecting workers’ rights.
Earth Friendly Inks
We use the friendliest inks available. They are water based and free from solvents, toxic chemicals, CFCs, HCFCs, and other nasties. We wash up the screens with water rather than chemical solvents, ensuring you have the highest-quality, lowest-impact print around.