Sustainability & Responsibility

Doonan & Clef is an Australian multi-brand online concept store. Passionate about mindful brands creating beautiful things. Our powerful responsibility of caring for the environment is always our priority. From the compostable & recyclable packaging our products are sent in, our daily practices in and out of the workplace and each and every brand we choose to bring into Doonan & Clef; we lead by example so our community can follow.
Hyde & Stone:
Hyde & Stone’s approach to sustainability is considered, based on timeless design, ethical manufacturing and natural textiles. Committed to Australian made manufacturing only to ensure less waste on the environment. Timeless pieces, designed to become a wardrobe staple, a well-made garment that will remain in your wardrobe for years.
Ere Perez:
Ere Perez are leaders in sustainable beauty. Creating refillable products that replace an insert pan into your existing product so you can save the planet from the extra packaging. Mono materials relate to single ingredient pieces such as 100% glass, carton or aluminium. This allows for easier dismantling and recycling of packaging elements. Items designed with as minimal impact on the environment as possible with as little being thrown away in the life cycle of the product. Including recyclable packaging and biomaterials. We aim to use a mix of PCR (post-consumer recycled) and recyclable plastics depending on the components of each product. We choose the most sustainable option. Choosing ingredients that are potent & nutritive but widely available. Avoiding ingredients that are rare or under threat from over-production. Creating formulas rich in plant-based skin nutrition but free from unwanted harsh chemicals. One product with many uses! By choosing a multitasker like a 2-in-1 or even 3-in-1, a lot of materials and resources are saved. Replacing plastic in product packaging with an infinitely recyclable material like glass/aluminium. Using plastic-free biodegradable / compostable materials for postage and shipping. We have been certified carbon neutral since 2016, offsetting our carbon from all elements of production to contribute to positive sustainable initiatives. Even our shipping is carbon neutral.
Happy Society:
Happy Society is a collection of natural fragrances and unique herbal blends to encourage positive, healthy daily rituals. Happy Society’s unique range of herbal blends are lovingly and carefully blended by hand in their studio located in Geelong, Victoria using ingredients sourced locally and from fair trade communities around the world.
Salt & Stone:
To honour our connection with the ocean we turn to ingredients derived from the sea. We start with one of the most nutrient dense and diverse living systems of the ocean - seaweed. Our formulas underscore skin health in harmony with nature. To honour nature, we consider our relationship to the planet in every stage of our business. We are committed to leaving no trace of our products or brand in the environment. Recyclable packaging is just table stakes - we incorporate up-cycled ocean plastics and other recycled, biodegradable materials in our containers. We use Eco Smart technology, which is biodegradable in days, not decades. Lastly, our products are manufactured by renewable solar and hydroelectric energy.
Brie Leon: 
We focus on Brie Leon pieces being designed for everyday wear, ensuring each piece is made to be treasured and last. We only release two collections a year, opposed to four like most fashion labels and are currently transitioning to a ‘made to order’ wholesale business model to minimise over production and dead stock, avoiding unnecessary material waste.
Our annual market sale ensures that absolutely no samples go to waste, we make sure every product made is re-homed to be used and loved. This includes faulty returns which are repaired locally rather than disposing them into landfill. Our jewellery is re-plated and sold if possible, we’re also working on recycling sterling silver metals to become a more circular business. Packaging is one of our major sustainability focus points, we believe every brand can make the switch towards using environmental packaging materials. We use recyclable Kraft card for our mailers, un-bleached kraft paper, paper gum tape and post-consumer recycled post-cards, swing tags, info cards and sustainability info tags to pack online orders. Our jewellery pouches are created using un-bleached calico with no contaminants being leaked into the waterways during the process and popped in recyclable boxes. We don’t want to be known as another PU brand, because we’re not. Many of our designs are made using recycled or alternative sustainable materials and this number is increasing each collection. Our aim is to fully eliminate virgin materials for our handbags and only work with ethical or post-consumer recycled fabrics.We are minimising our handbag packaging where possible and trying hard to avoid single use plastics by transitioning to corn-starch compostable protective packaging. We know we can always improve in this area and will continue to make changes frequently.Select Brie Leon jewellery pieces are assembled by hand in our Newtown studio. These pieces are made in small quantities or made to order to ensure there’s no over production of styles or an excess of materials.