Hunza G’s production process begins and ends locally in the UK, amidst a small group of individuals passionate about quality knit fabrics and considered swimwear construction. Our crinkle fabric is knitted in a local mill in the Midlands, dyed thereafter, then processed and dried before being sent to our Central London studio where each garment is cut and made. Each piece is hand-finished and made to order, limiting any possible dead-stock fabric and unsold finished garments. This is in part to ensure we do our best to decrease overproduction within the fashion industry on both a brand and consumer level. We resourcefully produce small run-off quantities of headbands and scrunchies with small cuttings of excess fabric – reducing wastage and providing a long-lasting alternative.
Our One Size stance is not only an effort to remain an inclusive brand made for women by women, but also lessens chance of over-purchased sizing on a commercial level. We also aim to provide a longstanding home to each piece we produce – our six month warranty ensures we offer the chance to repair any potential issues that can arise with wear, rather than tossing an otherwise wearable garment. We encourage this across all areas of consumption and extend these services to wholesale customers as well.
Our small London team is comprised of less than ten individuals, including our head cutter and machinist – a married couple crucial to Hunza’s heritage and succession into Hunza G as we know it. No outsourcing of fabric, trimmings, or production, and absolutely no sweat shops. We strive to provide the most considerate and healthy working environment for all members of the team – from production and prep to head office – we share one roof! Fair trade and a consistently positive community are key to providing not only the best end-product for consumers, one we are proud to share, but also showcasing to others that local production is indeed possible and viable, despite the retail and commercial industry’s seemingly inherent instinctual sway to outsource. We reduce waste, not quality or cost.
We place huge importance on our community, not only as a London-based brand, but as a force within the industry that can assist in times of need. Many times a year we donate portions of our gross profit to charities such as Street Smart UK, as well as smaller movements supporting sustainable efforts and towards positive causes within our community. This includes producing pieces for raffles, sample sales, donations of profit, charity pieces, and generating digital awareness.
With increased importance placed on localised production and operations, we limit our carbon footprint and commercial output massively. Minimising back and forth production is a prominent focus of ours and we work towards strengthening these efforts regularly. We are not perfect, however we believe it’s the collective shift towards change that makes the biggest impact overall.
Hunza G poly bags are biodegradable, recycled and recyclable – constructed with post-consumer plastic. We operate with a minimal paper printing policy, and ship using DHL Go-Green, which aids in offsetting transit emissions. Our packaging is done as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible, utilising as little space per unit as we can manage.