Korango prides itself on being ethically and environmentally conscious. As Korango's understanding of the impact of manufacture and fast fashion grows, Korango’s efforts to take the most environmentally friendly and ethical steps evolve. As a company Korango will continue to strive for better environmentally friendly processes. Over the past 3 years Korango has taken the following steps to improve their foot print on the globe and set an example for other companies:
Prior to 2017 every item imported from our overseas manufacturers came with a poly bag (plastic covering to protect the garment). We realised what the potential hazard to the environment this had and made a choice to only use biodegradable plastics to import our goods.
Please refer to the Wikipedia link which outlines the environmental benefits of using biodegradable plastics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biodegradable_plastic
Korango made a choice to supply 200 + stores with re-usable wooden hangers to prevent the use of plastic hangers and ceased supplying any plastic hangers. Unfortunately, plastic hangers, once used are generally thrown in the garbage and dumped into landfill. By eliminating plastic hangers Korango is saving 100’s of thousands of plastic hangers being dumped into land fill plus bringing awareness to the stockists and consumers of Korango about the impact that disposable plastic items have on our environment.
Korango is a proud supporter of Variety (the Children’s Charity) by supplying overruns and end of season stock to Variety. Variety provides goods and services to babies and kids in desperate need of care. Korango believes in the work that Variety do and will continue to support their efforts towards helping children in need.
Variety’s Motto: ‘Help Aussie Kids be Kids’
Korango’s Motto: ‘Let Kids be Kids’
Please see below link for more details: https://www.variety.org.au
Working with ethical and environmentally friendly factories
All Korango's factories adhere to the guidelines of their government and strive to be environmentally friendly. Korango will continue to strive to have a positive impact on the environment and assist in evolving the ethical and environmental impacts that manufacture of apparel currently has on the world.
Creating high quality clothing that can be passed along to other children
Korango believes in creating high quality clothing at a good price and does not believe in fast fashion. Korango's designs are timeless and parents are encouraged to pass along their Korango items to other kids to prevent them being dumped into landfill.
Korango's name was created from a twist on the word Kangaroo, an Australian animal. The word was rearranged to create an original name that instils the brands Australian heritage.
David and John De La Fontaine, twin brothers, launched Korango in Australia in 2014. Since then Korango has become one of Australia's most loved baby and children's clothing labels stocked exclusively by independent retailers through Australia and the world.
Prior to starting Korango Australia David and John both worked for their Father's baby and children's wear company which was responsible for creating Australian iconic baby and children’s wear brands such as Kaboosh, Baby who, Humphrey’s Corner, Snuggletoes and more. These brands were stocked by independent brick and mortar stores and major department stores including David Jones, Myer, Target, Kmart and Big W.
David and John love Australia and the Australian way and do what they can to support Australians. They have worked closely with the Commonwealth bank with small business innovation labs and have given their time to talk at seminars to assist small businesses in making the right choices when starting out.
John and David love setting high goals in all aspects of their lives and strive to achieve those goals. David represented Australia in an ultra-marathon called the Marathon des Sables in Morocco, a 240km, 6 day running race across the Sahara Desert where he finished in the top 50 and was first Australian across the line. John has completed the 2015 Melbourne Iron man and finished in under 10 hours.
Korango is always evolving it's processes to become a leader in the sustainability and ethicacy of apparel manufacturing. When you purchase Korango you are assisting in steering manufacture away from fast fashion and helping create a sustainable environment for apparel manufacture.
Korango currently supplies over 400 boutiques throughout the world and with your help will continue to grow to become one of the largest babies and children’s wear brands.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and if you have any unanswered questions please feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you.
The Team at Korango Australia