Sustainable New Zealand lifestyle label Untouched World began with Kiwi founder Peri Drysdale’s desire to use fashion as a vehicle for positive change — and the fact it’s the first fashion company in the world to be recognised by the United Nations for sustainability is a good indication they’re achieving that aim. Global leaders since day one, the local team creates clothing that’s easy on the earth, without you having to compromise on comfort, quality or looking cool.
Untouched World’s new AW23 collection is full of scrummy knits and timeless layering essentials, all made to help you feel good and look good when it’s go time and in and your downtime. Bringing us closer to nature with their gorgeous fibres — including ZQ-certified merino (grown to specific animal welfare, environmental, social and economic standards), organic cotton and their signature Ecopossum blend of merino wool, possum fibre and mulberry silk — their multi-tasking pieces are on point for work, play and travel. Part of a completely transparent supply chain, 92% are made in Aotearoa, with most of the knitwear crafted in Untouched World’s Ōtautahi/Christchurch workrooms using merino from Canterbury’s Glenthorne Station.
And the good vibes don’t stop there, people! With a commitment to make a lasting difference, the company established the Untouched World Foundation in 2000. Today the foundation runs UN-recognised leadership programmes for young people aged 16 to 18, providing education on global environmental issues and arming them with tools to help them realise their own dreams while championing a sustainable way forward.
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