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Piping Hot named in inaugural Sustainability Leaders List for 2022 by the Australian Financial Review

Tue 19 Jul 2022 | 11:15 am GMT
Rob Hutchins | Products of Change Writer

Piping Hot was named among the Sustainability Leaders List for 2022 for its approach to material innovation and sustainable supply chain management.

The Australian apparel and beachwear specialist, Piping Hot is celebrating a major win this week, having been named among the inaugural Sustainability Leaders list for 2022 by the Australian Financial Review. In recognition of the waves Piping Hot is making in sustainable beachwear and material innovation alongside the overhaul of its business model to spotlight purpose, the company was named a winner in the Manufacturing and Consumer Products category. Piping Hot’s transition to better material sustainability began in 2018 when it introduced its first swimwear line made with recycled plastic bottles. From there, the team set an ambitious target to reduce the environmental impact of every product by July 2021. The team has now diverted more than 15.5 million PET plastic bottles from landfill and the oceans and has saved more than 170 million litres of water through its energy and water saving processes. Amy Low, brand and marketing director at Piping Hot, told Products of Change: “We’re incredibly proud to receive this recognition of our work. It gives us great confidence in the global opportunities that we are exploring. “We have ambitious goals and look forward to hitting new milestones.”
Piping Hot is now eyeing moves into new territories through global partnership and licensing opportunities
Riding the waves of scalable sustainability Piping Hot is eyeing a move into new territories to bring its Heroes for the Ocean x Marvel licensed collection of sustainably produced swimwear to retailers across the international scene. These plans follow a hugely successful launch for its Marvel-licensed collection that was ‘snapped-up by consumers as soon as it landed in store.’ This response has spurred a range extension beyond swimwear and into family casuals. “Heroes for the Ocean is our platform for partnering with the world’s best brands to inspire ocean action and sharing our purpose with passionate brand fans is a powerful way to catalyse change,” said Amy. “Licensing allows us to rapidly scale our impact and give more consumers access to affordable solutions to reduce their environmental impact. Our partners can tap into our sustainable supply chain management, verified product claims, and positive action for ocean protection.”
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