Staff seeks to create limited edition products to the highest possible ethical and production standards. We believe that for a product to be truly sustainable it must hold exceptional design, quality and longevity, and its demand should exceed its supply.
What is Staff?
Staff is a brand that creates products around a philosophy of ethical production, desire and need, rather than around the traditional idea of seasonal collections. We don't purchase seasonally, and instead, we look for the best products available at any time, so why should we expect our customers to be any different. Our goal is to create products that exceed quality and ethical expectations as well as any trend or fashion.
How long will my order take to arrive?
Within New Zealand 1-3 days
Internationally 4-6 days
Both services are tracked and you will be sent a tracking number to watch the progress of your order.
How do I find out when new products are available?
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Can I pre-order new products
Currently, a pre-order service isn't offered, but we are considering this for future products.
Where can I buy 01 Sunglasses?
01 Sunglasses are available at select retailers around the world, we will create a full list of stockists in the coming weeks. 01 Sunglasses are of course available at our own online store.
What happens when a product is sold out?
A key element of Staff's philosophy is around the idea of the demand for our products exceeding their supply. We never want to create any waste. Once a products limited run have been sold we will never make any more of the same product. We will however continually release new products at a regular rate.
Can I return my order?
We accept returns for a full refund or credit within 14 days. If there is a fault with your product we accept refunds within 6 months of your purchase.
Are all your products ethically produced?
We endeavour to produce only the most ethically produced products. Whether this is in terms of the amount we produce or the way we produce products. We are open to discussing this with anyone at any time. Please feel free to get in touch.
We would like to carry Staff products in our retail store?
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01 Sunglasses Ethics
Acetate is the best material for making eyewear, it’s a high-quality material with just the right amount of flexibility, it’s durable while at the same time beautiful. 01 Sunglasses are made of pre-consumer recycled acetate sourced from an Italian factory that manufactures only bio-acetate, called Mazzucchelli. The Mazzucchelli factoryis famous for making the best quality acetate in the world while at the same time under the strictest sustainable and ethical conditions. The raw material is sourced from cotton and wood pulp, from a rainforest-free certified program.
01 Sunglasses’ cases are made of only Vegan Leather. More than a billion cows, pigs, goats, sheep, alligators, ostriches, kangaroos, and other animals are cruelly slaughtered for their skins every year. It’s not just about animal cruelty though, turning skin into leather takes loads of energy and a toxic brew of chemicals—including mineral salts, coal-tar derivatives, formaldehyde, oils, dyes, and finishes, some of them cyanide-based. Tannery waste contains water-fouling salt, lime sludge, sulfides, acids, and other pollutants. Vegan leather is better for you, animals and the environment.
Nearly 60% of all clothing produced ends up in incinerators or landfills within a year of being made. This means that either the consumer disposes of their clothing(and accessories) that are no longer in fashion very quickly, or retailers themselves are unable to sell product and dispose of the products themselves. There are only 100 pairs of 01 Sunglasses manufactured and sold globally, meaning we will create more demand than supply - 01 Sunglasses will not be found in any landfills anytime soon.
Style and Design
The biggest reason for the growth in waste from the fashion industry is the growth in popularity of fast fashion. Fast fashion brands exist to make on-trend products as fast as possible and as cheap as possible. The result of this is that the consumption of these products requires less consideration, and is in tune with short-lived trends. We endeavour to make products that not only are the result of months or years of research into quality and ethical production, but that tells a genuine design story and offer a timeless sense of style, with quality to match.