Sustainability & Transparency

Ethics is a huge factor when it comes to our business. That is why we choose to be transparent with where our materials come from and how everything is made!

By purchasing from In May, you can be assured that you are getting great quality fabrics and thoughtfully created garments. Each item goes through a long process of cutting, sewing and quality controls before it is sent out to you. Our customers are at the forfront of our business and we want you to feel gorgeous in your handmade pieces, and know just how much love goes into them!

On all of our product pages, you can find information on where the materials have been sourced and the description on the fabric's (such as OEKO-TEX standard, meaning that it has been tested for harmful substances). We want to be as transparent as possible with our products, so that is why we have included this information in our descriptions. As we grow, we hope to start incorperating more environmentally friendly fibres such as organic cotton over regular, and eco-vero fabrics over standard viscose. By conciously working towards using better fabrics, we are making the effort to reduce our water consumption, air pollution and lower our Co2 emissions!

As a small Australian business, we push for keeping things as local as possible too; sourcing almost all of our fabrics and materials from within the country and opting for natural fibres over synthetics. This helps out the Australian economy and other small businesses, as well as being kinder to the environment. All information from where our fabrics come from are listed with the individual products.

We use eco friendly packaging to send out orders in and opt for recycled paper with our business cards. All our parcel satchels are home compostable and our hang tags and business cards are all made from recycled paper. Our clothing labels are screen printed onto a woven cotton material too rather than a polyester.

Running a fashion business unfortunately means there is a lot of off cuts and scraps that are generally unusable. Where we can, we create scrunchies and use some scraps to create samples with. The smaller pieces that are completely unusable, get sent to UPPAREL which is an Australian textile recycling company. Here, they turn scraps into funky socks!
We are cautious with the amount of fabric we purchase and use, generally purchasing only small quanities and restocking only once sold out. When cutting fabrics, we try to leave as little off cuts as possible and as we grow, we are always looking for more ways to reduce our waste.

Buy purchasing from In May, you are helping out a small Australian woman run business. We want to pave the way in sustainability and ethics for other businesses. As we grow, we hope to become even more transparent and take you along the journey of each collection.