Notification Time: 1-7 days
Estimated Rewards Approval: Up to 100 days
- Rewards are ineligible for the purchase and redeeming of gift vouchers
BONDI BORN are inspired by contemporary Australian style and a passion for excellence. They are a majority female owned and run business based in Sydney. Founder Dale McCarthy and Creative Director Karla Clarke create elegant, sophisticated swimwear & apparel using only the finest quality fabrics and premium local craftsmanship.
Their swimwear is now recognised worldwide for its emphasis on pared-back, sleek silhouettes that use our three, technically advanced swim base-cloths that deliver superior performance to optimise look, fit, feel and longevity.
BONDI BORN are proud to be one of only a handful of Australian fashion companies who is a Certified B Corp, which is a company that operates under the highest standards of social and environmental practices for the benefit of people and planet.
BONDI BORN only source the highest quality, sustainably certified fabrics. They make every garment locally in Sydney in boutique, family-owned makers who pay their staff fair wages BONDI BORN garments are of the highest possible quality to endure through the seasons.
They have eliminated plastic from our packaging and actively minimise fabric wastage by buying fabrics to order, making in small production runs and repurposing dead stock fabrics. The BONDI BORN office/warehouse uses very low levels of energy and water. The business recycles everywhere they possibly can, plant a tree for every order shipped and donate 1% of our revenue to non-profits to create a better future for the planet.
Because of BONDI BORN’S commitment to quality, ethics and sustainability, every BONDI BORN garment is made here in Sydney by businesses that we work side by side with, and have built long-term relationships with, because they are the best at what they do.
Environment non-profits BONDI BORN support currently:
- 1 Million Women
- Great Barrier Reef Foundation
- Greening Australia
- One Tree Planted
- Seabin Foundation
- Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network
BONDI BORN’S primary swimwear base cloth, Sculpteur™ has a very low Carbon Footprint of 2.14, which is up to 10 times lower than fabrics made from recycled plastics. The Global Warming Potential of recycled plastic is significantly higher due to the intensive temperatures, water usage and chemicals required to transform old plastic into polyester thread. They are in discussions with a number of suppliers looking for new eco-fibre and plastic recycling technologies that will offer a better solution, if one arises.
All fabrics used by BONDI BORN are also OEKO-TEX Certified which means they do not release any harmful substances that can be hazardous to people's health such as pesticides, heavy metals, formaldehyde, aromatic amines or allergising colourants. The requirements and thresholds of this certification are constantly updated based on the latest medical-scientific studies.
With the introduction of apparel in 2019, BONDI BORN are committed to sourcing fabrics from ethical and EDP certified mills in Italy and Japan with a focus on sustainably produced natural fibres like linen, cotton, lyocell and rayon (made from tree pulp from tree farms).
All BONDI BORN packaging is consciously chosen to be plastic free and 100% recyclable or compostable, inclusive of swing tags, satchels, and hygiene labels.