Cor - The word meaning colour in Portugal where Jaz lived before moving to Byron Bay aged nine. It was founded in East London, 2016 by Australian artist/designer Jaz Hunt. Inspired by her upbringing in Byron Bay, Cor emerged as a way to bring warmth and colour to the dark London winters.
Committed to making positive change, collections are designed with longevity in mind. Cor draws inspiration from art and modern design. Fabrics are sustainably printed with Jaz’s paintings.
All collections are ethically manufactured, made using only sustainable and renewable fibers.
Cor is proud to partner with Siobhan and Fionnuala Garment Manufacturing, in Bali, Indonesia. This ethical cut, make and trim facility is owned and operated by two women with a commitment to up-skill their employees and provide a fun, ethical and dynamic working environment. 80% of the employees at S & F are women.
70% of a companies environmental impact happens at a raw material level. At Cor we are on a mission to use only responsibly sourced fabrics that are sustainable for our planet. Our current fabrics are Lenzing Tencel, Linen and GOTS certified organic cotton. In the future we may expand our fibers to include hemp and modal.
At Cor our aim is to reduce waste and improve constantly with the materials and processes we utalise. We use minimal waste pattern making, planning from the design stage to minimise cutting waste and make the best use of fabric by designing to the widths of our fabrics.
In line with our ethical & environmental missions we use a sustainable digital printing process without producing any waste water, effluent or using large amounts of energy. We use high-end bio degradable pigment inks (Eco Passport), the first of it’s kind on a commercial scale in Indonesia. Dye lots for linings and pockets use OEKO-TEX certified inks to ensure harmful chemicals do not enter our waterways through run off while also preventing absorption of harmful chemicals through our skin. Digital printing enables us to produce the exact amount of fabric that we require for production. Digital printing technology uses less electricity, and the EXACT amount or ink required for each job meaning very little is wasted., especially when compared to traditional printing methods such block printing and screen printing.
We use biodegradable ‘comPOST’ ‘dirtbag’ sacks which are made from Corn starch, PLA (Polylactide, which is made from waste corn too and other plants) and PBAT (Polybutyrate Adipate Terephthalate). These mailer bags are compostable and bio degrade in 90 days.