OUR VISION

OUR VISION

We’re here to make life comfy.

Our vision is to make you comfier every day while also striving to reduce our impact on the planet. And that starts with the first thing you put on in the morning. From our planet to our people to our products, we’re committed to a more ethical, more sustainable, kinder way forward. It’s a big, challenging, exciting vision that will continue for years to come. We might not be perfect, or always get it right, but when it comes to helping make the world a comfier place – we’re all in.

OUR GOALS

Time to make the world a comfier place.

Our 2025 & 2030 goals are a map to a brighter, kinder, comfier future. Together with our global HanesBrands family, we’re working to achieve our new set of long-term goals:

OUR PEOPLE

OUR PEOPLE

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Globally we're aiming to improve the lives of at least ten million people by 2030. We will do so by:

  • Supporting our global employee base, and those of our suppliers, primarily through programs focused on health and wellness, education, and diversity and inclusion.
  • Supporting our communities through health & wellness and education programs, philanthropy and encouraging volunteerism.

We are currently supporting our communities by:

  • Helping to improve the lives of LGBTQIA+ young people through our partnership with Minus18.
  • Educating parents about the importance of safer sleep via our partnership with Red Nose Australia.
  • Providing clothing essentials to vulnerable Aussies in times of crisis through our partnership with GIVIT.
  • Creating access to opportunities and skills development for the next generation of First Nations fashion designers through our partnership with FNFD.
  • Helping shape a more inclusive future for people with disability through increased representation, inclusion and accessibility in our advertising through our partnership with Shift 20 Initiative.
 
OUR PLANET

OUR PLANET

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EMISSIONS

As part of HanesBrands, we have signed the Science-Based Targets Call-to-Action Commitment Letter and will develop science-based targets by 2022. As such, together with our global HanesBrands family we will:

  • Continue to drive greenhouse gas reductions in our owned and key-supplier facilities, which we currently project will require an absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction of at least an additional 25% by 2030 to meet science-based targets.
  • Continue to drive energy use reductions in our owned and key-supplier facilities, which we currently project will require us to reduce energy use at least an additional 25% by 2030 to meet science-based targets.
  • Aim to achieve 100% renewable electricity in our owned operations by 2030.
  • We will also educate consumers on the energy, GHG emissions and money they can save by washing our products in cold water with a goal of 300 million consumer impressions by 2022.

WATER

We aim to reduce water use within our operations by an additional 25% by 2030 off a 2019 baseline.

WASTE

We aim to achieve zero waste across our operations by 2025 and support key suppliers to do the same.

OUR PRODUCT

OUR PRODUCT

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  • We aim to eliminate single-use plastics in our product packaging by 2025 and are working towards 100% of our packaging being reusable or recyclable.
  • We aim to reduce the weight of our product packaging by 25% by 2025, off a 2019 baseline.
  • We’re working towards using 100% sustainable cotton and 100% recycled polyester across all our products by 2025.
  • We aim to have a fully circular product or significant circularity initiative by 2025.

REAL TALK

Our people are our family.

They’re the DNA, the backbone, the legends who make everything we do possible. And so, we want to be real about the ways in which we value and support them. Because we can’t truly be comfy until everyone is.

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  • OUR PEOPLE

    OUR PEOPLE

    From Sydney to Shanghai, and everywhere in between, our employees are like family. Which is why we’re passionate about:

    • Treating everyone fairly, with dignity and respect.
    • Supporting fundamental human rights for all.
    • Providing a safe and healthy workplace.
    • Valuing diversity, equality and inclusion.
    • Ensuring no child or forced labour is used.

    We have been recognised by Baptist World Aid for our commitment to ethical sourcing. In 2019, we along with our Hanesbrands family, improved from an A- grade to an A in their Ethical Fashion Report. In 2020, we were also recognised in the top tier of their COVID Fashion Report. You can find out more via baptistworldaid.org.au.

  • ETHICAL STANDARDS

    As players in the fashion biz, we have a responsibility to act with fairness, respect and integrity in relation to our employees. From our stores to our factory floors, we hold ourselves and our suppliers accountable to strong ethical standards and are committed to human rights and responsible sourcing.

    How are we doing this?
    Under our parent company, Hanesbrands, we run an ethical sourcing program that is accredited by the Fair Labor Association (FLA). This program monitors social compliance through ongoing annual assessments of factories to ensure compliance with our policies and identify any opportunities for continuous improvement.
    Unlike most apparel companies, Hanesbrands owns and operates most of our manufacturing facilities, which enables us to create a positive and safe working environment. It also means we provide our production employees a living wage, so that they live in households that more than meet their basic needs – and have some discretionary income. For the families of these employees, Hanesbrands also provides school supplies, health insurance, subsidised meals and transportation and generally invest in local communities.
    You can read more about our global ethical sourcing program here.

DESIGN

DESIGN

The fabric of our lives.

 

At the heart of everything we do is you. From stitch to seam, much of what we design is done right here in Australia, driven by a team of dream-weaving innovators, who pour their love and passion into each piece so when you put it on it’s like magic.

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  • INNOVATION& DESIGN

    INNOVATION
    & DESIGN

    Our Fabrics.

    We’re obsessed with comfy, which means we’re obsessed with fabric. We are constantly reviewing how and where it’s made, what it’s made from and how we can make it better, more sustainable, less wasteful. We could nerd out about this stuff all day.

    By 2025, we will use 100% sustainable cotton and 100% recycled polyester across all of our products.

    We define sustainable cotton as US and Australian grown, organic, recycled, or sourced from the Better Cotton Initiative and other reputable sustainable cotton programs.

  • COLLABORATION
    IS KEY

     

    Our Collaborators.

    We couldn’t create products that are kinder on the environment without the help of our partners…

    Cotton Australia

    Working with Australia’s peak cotton body allows us to support local cotton farming communities and provide top quality cotton.

    Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)

    Products that have been GOTS certified means compliance with environmentally and socially responsible standards for growing, processing and manufacturing.

  • THE SCIENCE   

    THE SCIENCE

     

    Our Commitment.

    We’re committed to making sure our products do not contain harmful substances. In 2015, we created our own Restricted Substances List which now covers more than 880 substances. We hold ourselves accountable for providing safe products, making sure we deliver great products while being conscious of our environmental impact.

MATERIALS

MATERIALS

Sourcing sustainable materials that are kinder to the planet, without compromising on quality or comfort, is hugely important to us. We have the power to reduce our environmental footprint, and that’s exactly what we’re committed to doing.

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  • HOME GROWN AUSSIE COTTON

    HOME GROWN
    AUSSIE COTTON

    When you choose Bonds products made with Aussie cotton you’re also helping to support up to 1,500 local cotton farms and over 100 Australian farming communities. Working with Aussie farmers via Cotton Australia helps us to create some of the softest cotton clothing in the world. True story. It also gives us a greater understanding of where our raw materials come from and how they are farmed and produced. It now takes 48% less water to grow a bale of Aussie cotton compared to 1992. Talk about better for the planet!

  • CERTIFIED BY THE GLOBAL ORGANIC TEXTILE STANDARD (GOTS)

    CERTIFIED BY THE GLOBAL ORGANIC TEXTILE STANDARD (GOTS)
    • Certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), a worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres.

    • Grown using sustainable farming practises that sustain the health of soils, ecosystems and people by using natural processes.

    • Organic cotton farming does not allow the use of toxic chemicals or GMOs (genetically modified organisms). In other words, it’s free of nasties.

    • GOTS certified manufacturing adheres to policies that help to minimise water-waste to prevent it from ending up in oceans and waterways.

  • RECYCLED YARNS

    RECYCLED YARNS

    We’re looking at “waste” in a different way, thinking about it as a resource and finding ways to turn it into yarns that we can use in the fabric of our garments. Pretty awesome, right?

    Across key product ranges, we’re looking to increase the use of recycled yarns – including cotton yarns made from fabric waste offcuts and polyester yarns made with recycled PET bottles that may have otherwise been sent to landfill.

COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY

Comfy is more than just a warm pair of socks (although those are pretty great too!) it’s about being accepted, supported and understood. It’s about making space for others, giving them a seat at the table and a chance to be heard. We’ve teamed up with a range of community partners to help give a voice to the voiceless and bring comfort to where it’s needed most.

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  • Minus18
    Minus18

    Minus18 are champions for LGBTQIA+ youth Australia-wide, and we’re proud to partner with them. Our partnership helps to fund important peer-to-peer support, education, training and safe spaces for same-sex attracted and gender diverse young people.

    We’re proud to be a Key Sponsor of the sparkliest night of the year – the Queer Formal events in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide. The Queer Formal offers an unforgettable night where young people can be free to be themselves and make new friends.

    Visit Minus18.

  • Red nose
    Red nose

    We work in collaboration with Red Nose Australia to create safer sleepwear for babies and infants. Together, we launched Wondercool, the only baby clothing approved by Red Nose for safer sleep. Made with innovative thermal cooling fabric that adapts to your bub's natural body temperature to help keep them cool and comfy, Bonds Wondercool works wonders to help ensure they aren't too hot or too cold for better quality sleep.

    Visit Red Nose Australia.

  • Givit
    Givit

    GIVIT works to alleviate poverty in Australia by connecting those who have with those who need. We work with GIVIT on an ongoing basis to donate clothing to the most vulnerable members of our community. We also provide disaster recovery relief, such as the donation of face masks during COVID-19 and support to those affected by the 2020 Victorian bushfires. The goods we offer not only help bring comfort, they also help the environment by staying out of landfill.

    To date, our Hanes Australasia family has donated over 2.1 million items through our charity partner, GIVIT.

    Visit Givit.

  • FNFD
    FNFD

    First Nations Fashion + Design are a not-for-profit who support the growth of Indigenous fashion. They are a national voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander designers and creatives; creating ongoing access to opportunities, skills development, representation and industry engagement. We're proud to be a program sponsor of the FNFD x The Iconic Incubator Program which aims to provide support and hands on learning experiences, industry knowledge as well as business guidance to the program's designers. Through our partnership, we'll work to support the next generation of First Nations fashion designers through mentoring, business support and economic development.

    Visit FNFD.

  • Shift 20 Initiative
    Shift 20 Initiative

    Change starts with a shift. We're proud to be part of a collective of Australia's biggest brands committed to increasing representation of disability within the advertising industry. A change that will impact the way 1 in 5 Australians see themselves, simply by making them seen to others. The initiative is founded on 4 guiding principles - representation in storytelling, inclusion in casting, accessible communications and industry leadership.

    Visit Shift 20.

HANES INNOVATE RAP

HANES
INNOVATE RAP

Reconciliation is a continuous journey. One that Bonds, together with the wider Hanes Australasia business, is passionate about and proud to be taking the next step on, with a formal Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan. We know we have a long path ahead of us on this journey. Our Innovate RAP is our commitment to do more. Innovate outlines in the progress we seek to make through learning from and working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island stakeholders and partners. Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and contributions, and developing an inclusive and welcoming culture at every touchpoint are key.

Learn more about Hanes Innovate RAP here.

In 2022, we launched an initiative dedicated to breaking down gender norms and stereotypes in the fashion industry, and supporting everyone to feel comfortable in their own skin. We recognised that in order to fully commit to the comfort of all we needed to be community-led, not gender-led, supporting and amplifying freedom, openness, and authentic self-expression – however Aussies may choose to identify or express themselves.

To kick things off, we appointed a 2022 advocate panel comprising of a group of diverse, LGBTQIA+ Australians with different perspectives and lived experiences. Their role is to provide honest input, insight, and advice in support of the Project’s goals.

Visit The UnGENderwear Project.

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  • We recognise that to fully commit to the comfort of all, and to support authentic 
self-expression, we need to set clear goals to help guide the Project. These include...

    Undertake a comprehensive audit of all gendered terms used across product, packaging and stores to challenge their relevance, and review any deemed non-inclusive by 2025.
    To deliver a genderless shopping experience in a Bonds owned channel by 2023.
    To continue to meaningfully consult with and listen to the LGBTQIA+ community on major initiatives, appointing a panel of advocates and conducting a nationwide consumer study by 2023.

REDUCE & RECYCLE

We are incredibly aware of the environmental problems the fashion industry faces. In short: it ain’t pretty. With the help of the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO), we’re taking conscious steps towards reducing our packaging footprint. We’re excited to share with you some of our latest packaging initiatives because yes, packaging excites us. 

By 2025, we’re working to eliminate single-use plastics in our product packaging and ensure that 100% of our packaging is reusable or recyclable. We’re also working as part of our global Hanesbrands family to reduce the weight our product packaging by 25%, off a 2019 baseline.

REDUCE & RECYCLE

REUSABLE HANGERS

 

In our owned stores, our hangers are reused through our partnership with PACT, a program that reuses hangers, which may otherwise end up in landfill.

REDUCE & RECYCLE

REUSABLE PAPER BAGS

We’ve replaced single-use plastic bags in our stores with paper bags that are made from 100% recycled or reclaimed material. Our paper bags are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, and reusable and recyclable.

REDUCE & RECYCLE

RECYCLED CONTENT
SHIPPING SATCHELS

 

Our online orders arrive on doorsteps in shipping satchels made from 90% post-consumer waste plastic. They also feature the conditionally recyclable Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) logo, with instruction to return to store to be recycled via REDcycle . Following the collapse of REDcycle, unfortunately there is no collection of soft plastics available for customers at the present time. Industry is working hard to identify pathways to create new schemes. In the meantime, customers are advised to dispose of soft plastics in the landfill bin. You can also check your local council recycling options here: https://recyclingnearyou.com.au/councils /

REDUCE & RECYCLE

PLASTIC PACKAGING

We’re committed to eliminating single-use plastics in our product packaging by 2025. Following the collapse of REDcycle, unfortunately there is no collection of soft plastics available for customers at the present time. Industry is working hard to identify pathways to create new schemes. In the meantime, customers are advised to dispose of their soft plastics in the landfill bin. You can also check your local council recycling options here: https://recyclingnearyou.com.au/councils

We are in the process of removing references to REDcycle on our packaging, and remain committed to achieving our sustainability goal of eliminating single-use plastics in our product packaging by 2025.

REDUCE & RECYCLE

MORE SUSTAINABLE
SWING TAGS

We’ve started the journey to more sustainable swing tags and other card-based packaging by reducing card weight and upgrading it to an Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) mixed card, which uses raw materials from sustainably managed forests.

TIPS FOR A COMFIER PLANET

Reuse, recycle, re-home. Here are a few simple ways you can do your bit for the good of the planet:

  • Forget Plastic
    Our store shopping bags are reusable and recyclable and we’re in the process of eliminating plastic from our product packaging.
  • Re-Home Clothing
    Donate, sell or swap any unwanted clothing. There are countless ways to re-home pre-loved clothing, from donating items to your local charity shop to selling them online.
  • Repair and Reuse
    Replacing buttons, repairing holes and cutting hems are just a few easy and affordable ways to extend the life of a garment.
  • Follow the Care Label
    Make your clothing last longer by following the care label instructions and using a wash bag where applicable.
  • Use Cold Water
    Only pop a machine wash on once you have a full load. Opting for a cold wash (anything below 30C) uses less energy and reduces your carbon footprint.
  • Avoid Tumble Dryers
    Air drying is a more cost effective and planet-friendly way to dry your clothes. Laying delicates, such as bras and undies, flat to dry in the shade helps to keep their shape.
  • Recycle Packaging
    We’re transitioning our packaging to include the Australasian Recycling Label (ARL), with instructions on how to recycle them. Most of our packaging already contains the ARL.
  • Keep it Simple
    Great basics are the key to a versatile wardrobe. Staple pieces that can be mixed and matched also makes getting dressed in the morning easier.