niLuu strives to produce each one of our products as sustainably as possible, but we know that there’s always more to be done, so we live by the belief that sustainability is a journey, not a destination. We aim to be fully transparent with our customers and will continue to keep you updated as we carry on along this important journey.
We design our collection here in Miami, USA, and produce each piece, as well as all fabrics, in Turkey. niLuu is proud to celebrate and draw on Turkey’s great tradition in luxury textiles, as well as the country’s preeminent consciousness in all things sustainability. Additionally, our supplier is a true innovator, consistently moving towards more sustainable textile manufacturing practices.
The fabrics we use are manufactured in state-of-the-art closed-loop facilities, with their production requiring minimum energy and water consumption, and partially powered by solar panels.
The printing processes used for our fabrics are not only efficient and effective, but proprietary, ensuring the exclusivity of our premium products.
Cupro fabric is biodegradable and, when discarded in a landfill, will break down naturally, losing half of its original weight in just two months
We work closely with our key supplier, Ipeker, and would love to introduce them to you:
Recognized as the #1 company in Turkey for sustainability, Ipeker runs its own Blue Balance Sustainability Programme (BSOB). This sustainability strategy is based on the social and economic pillars of occupational health and safety for workers, fair wages, a low carbon footprint, low water footprint, and sustainable and cruelty-free vegan textile processes. Ipeker uses only recycled water in its production processes. BSOB’s latest technology and recycling membranes mean that water used in the manufacturing process is cleansed and recycled. Ipeker also upcycles and dyes with new vegan systems, mixing the waste of dyestuff to create new colors for their orders.
The core material in our fabrics is Cupro Yarn produced in Japan. The production of this yarn is achieved with on-site power generation facilities, in which 40% of the energy consumed in the plant is renewable and derived from sources such as hydropower and biomass power generation. The production process’ closed-loop manufacturing means solvents are fully recovered, and waste is used as fuel to generate electricity. Energy waste is reduced by re-using exhaust heat and reducing overall heat loss, resulting in a reduction of CO2 emissions. Additionally, the plant is almost 100% zero wasteemissions. Zero waste relates to efforts to reduce and recycle waste and aim to eliminate waste that will ultimately end up in landfills.
We also believe in the social responsibilityaspects of sustainability, ensuring fair labor practices, including fair wages and workplace benefits for all workers, and a safe working environment. And that’s not all; as a 1% For The Planet member we have pledged to donate 1% of our annual profits to environmental organizations that work hard to protect our planet.
As we move along our journey of sustainability, we continue to refer to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and will strive to have an impact on the points outlined within:
8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all. 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns. 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. 15: Protect, restore, and promote sustainable use of (life on land) terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
Welcome to our journey of sustainability to improve workers’ safety, waste reduction, and environmental protection. We’re glad to have you on board.