What is sustainable corporate workwear anyway?

At Gina Corporate Clothing, sustainability is extremely important. Here are some of the initiatives that we have implemented:

The environment

Throughout our production processes, we actively pursue strategies to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Our team are committed to keeping the country’s resources – indeed the planet’s resources – in mind when carrying out our work.

  • Minimising waste

While we try not to generate waste of any kind, the waste and byproducts generated from our manufacturing processes is diligently recycled or repurposed.  We provide recyclable waste to members of our community who rely on recycling to generate an income and are always on the look-out for ways to benefit our communities through similar mechanisms. Our packaging uses exclusively recyclable materials.

  • Energy consumption

We utilise renewable energy sources wherever possible. Over 300 solar panels have been installed to harness renewable energy, we have replaced all lighting with energy-efficient bulbs and upgraded to ONLY energy-efficient sewing machines.

  • Water

Our company is responsible in our consumption of water and our JoJo tanks preserve water for operational needs.

  • Quality

We manufacture premium apparel from long-lasting materials. We meticulously source tried and tested fabrics, both locally and internationally, to meet diverse client needs, prioritizing quality above all else. Extensive wearer trials ensure durability and comfort.

The communities in which we operate

As a proudly South African company, we take pride in our social responsibility to uplift, support, and develop the economy while prioritising support for local suppliers.

  • Corporate Social Investment (CSI)

The bulk of our Corporate Social Investment initiatives focuses on uplifting the underprivileged members of our community.  To a lesser extent, our employees also focus on actively contributing and involving themselves in community projects. In all our efforts – be it supplying free uniforms to non-profit organisations, supplying fabrics to disadvantaged sewing schools free of charge or creating enjoyable, memorable experiences with abused or underprivileged children, we take pleasure in knowing that we are contributing to making our country a better place.

  • Transformation

Our entire organisation is committed to driving transformation in the workplace. And we can prove this through our Level 4 BBBEE status. Gina Corporate Clothing is 51.06% black owned and 30.64% black female owned.

  • Training

Our training and development courses cater specifically to previously disadvantaged, disabled, or unemployed individuals seeking higher learning opportunities within our industry. Additionally, we run extensive learnership programs aimed at empowering and

enhancing the skills of previously disadvantaged staff who have ambitions to upskill.

  • Staff wellness

To prioritise staff well-being, we provide comprehensive health insurance coverage for all employees and offer ongoing internal training and development opportunities to continually expand their knowledge and capabilities.

Ultimately, at Gina Corporate Clothing, sustainability isn’t just a buzzword—it’s the core of our business philosophy. From minimising environmental impact to investing in our communities and workforce, we are devoted to creating a better, more sustainable South Africa. By choosing our products, you’re not just selecting high-quality workwear; you’re supporting a company that values and actively contributes to the well-being of our planet and its people.