AT BARABARA THERE ARE SEVEN PRINCIPLES TO OUR SUSTAINABLE APPROACH:
Design with intention to create connections and relationships, authenticity through thorough research, honesty in doing what is authentic to us as human beings and useful to others. Respect and appreciation of resources, cultural or material.
Make non and trans-seasonal pieces which are flexible in their use and have a long life.
Utilise recycled, local, end of roll, and vintage materials.
Work with specialist artisans and older generations to preserve artisanal heritage and support marginalised communities with dignified employment opportunities.
Limit production to serve demand and avoid unnecessary production.
Keep an archival collection available to buy as good design will always be relevant.
Be transparent about our trusted manufacturing partners and suppliers.