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Sustainable Development Goals

Ethical Fashion x Sustainable Development Goals

SDGs are an universal agenda for People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, Partnership with an “one and indivisible agenda” and aims to ‘leave no one behind”. The SDGs call for worldwide action among governments, business and civil society to end poverty and create a life of dignity and opportunity for all, within the boundaries of the planet”

 

You might think we're just another fashion brand. Yeah so what, you guys are cool and you do 'upcycling' which is hip at the moment. However we assure you Biji-biji Ethical Fashion means serious business. We are trying to change an industry here and need your help.

*6.2> SDG 12- Ensure sustainable production and consumption methods

Aims:

  • To inspire clients and customers to change perception on waste materials- to view them as useful items that can be turned into beautiful and functional products

  • To ensure that our products generate minimal potentially negative environmental or social impact when in use

Examples of key actions and solutions:

Apply modular design, so product's’ constituent parts will be easily separated and either re-used without further processing, or easily recycled near the point of disposal.

  • Significantly reduce waste and ensure that any unavoidable waste is utilized to the fullest degree 

  • Sharing of upcycling instructables and workshops- emphasizing the creativity, value and convenience generated through upcycling, as well as environmental impact

 

7.1> SDG 12- Ensure sustainable production and consumption methods

Aims:

  • To ensure that our products generate minimal potential of negative environmental or social impact when disposed

Examples of key actions and solutions:

  • Apply modular design, so product's’ constituent parts will be easily separated and either re-used without further processing, or easily recycled near the point of disposal.

  • Significantly reduce waste and ensure that any unavoidable waste is utilized to the fullest degree

Key themes:

  • Education for sustainable development  

  • Availability of a skilled workforce  

  • Capacity Building  

  • Indirect Impact on Job Creation  

  • Youth Employment

Potential aims:

  • To increase positive impact on this goal by empowering the Malaysian public with skills and knowledge necessary for the ideation and implementation of innovative sustainable solutions, through our Stich Lab @ MEREKA makerspace

  • To increase positive impact on this goal by equipping not only urban and socially mobile people with skills and opportunities, but also poor and vulnerable communities

Examples of actions and solutions:

  • Create programs (e.g., internships, work-study programs, traineeships, etc.) that give students earlier access to the corporate [social enterprise] environment.  [volunteering and internship opportunities]

  • Provide employees with continuous opportunities to improve their (job) skills for their current and future employment.  [in-house and external training]

  • Develop cost-effective education products and services that eliminate barriers to access and improve the quality of learning 

  • Ensure learning environments are clean and safe for children by mitigating business-related environmental hazards, like pollution and limited water access.

Key themes:

  • Availability of products and services for those on low incomes  

  • Access to financial services  

  • Equal remuneration for women and men  

  • Capacity Building  

  • Diversity and equal opportunity  

  • Economic inclusion

Potential aims:

  • Through providing inclusive and quality education for all via MEREKA and our educational modules, we aim to provide affordable skills and training for all

  • Through our social enterprise model, hiring and collaborative practices, we aim to economically empower people from diverse backgrounds

  • To make our sustainable products and services affordable for all, to move beyond the status quo of ‘eco/green products are luxury items’

Examples of actions and solutions:

  • Develop products and services tailored for poor customers (e.g. mobile based money transfer services for unbanked consumers)

  • Improve access to basic goods and services for people living in poverty (e.g. through core business, policy dialogue, social investment)

  • Recruit, train and employ local community members, including those living in poverty, and integrate them in your value chain (as producers, suppliers, distributors, vendors)

  • Invest in business-driven poverty eradication activities (e.g. develop living wage policy)

  • Partner with civil society networks to provide education and entrepreneurial skills training

 

Departments relevant:

  • All

 

Our aims:

 

  • Increase positive impact on this goal by spreading awareness and encouraging others to substantially reduce waste generation- through sustainable events management and space curation, and sustainability consulting

 

Key themes:

 

  • Product and service information and labeling

Examples of actions and solutions:

  • Apply modular design, so product's’ constituent parts will be easily separated and either re-used without further processing, or easily recycled near the point of disposal.

  • Significantly reduce waste and ensure that any unavoidable waste is utilized to the fullest degree

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