Our Journey to
Make a real and lasting difference
Our sustainability journey began almost 20 years ago, when Hemp Gallery (then known as Hemp Market) was founded by passionate environmentalists Ray & Beatrice Rankin. Our enduring reputation for quality was founded on the belief that products must be designed to last, and last beautifully.
We continue to carefully guard Ray & Bea’s legacy today. We are still obsessed with quality, and now we’re obsessed with sustainability too.
We have reached a tipping point in global sustainability efforts and awareness. Enlightened brands are embracing positive change. Hemp Gallery Australia is taking action and proudly playing our part in order to make a real difference. We are challenging ourselves to find better, more sustainable ways of working.
We have a clear purpose. We’re actively working towards reducing the environmental impact in everything we do; from our raw material and manufacturing process choices to how we package our products. One day, we would like to see our products find their way home with no plastic and no unnecessary packaging. We recognise that sustainability is a journey, and every day we challenge ourselves to find better, more sustainable ways of working.
Our goal is to challenge the status quo and raise the standard. Together, we can make a real and lasting difference to the world around us.
We are making Hemp Gallery Australia synonymous with sustainability. We are designing a better tomorrow.
Moving forward with a
A Clear Purpose
Hemp Gallery Australia has been obsessed with quality from day one. Now, we are obsessed with sustainability too. For us, quality and sustainability go hand in hand.
We have a clear purpose, one that our business is united in achieving - to use more sustainable fibres and to be more responsible in production processes. One day we envisage our products finding their way home with no plastic and no unnecessary packaging.
We recognise that sustainability is a journey that requires commitment, innovation and ongoing investment. Every day, we are asking every part of our organisation to find better, more sustainable ways of working. We are committed to working with partners who share our values, and are dedicated to coming on the sustainability journey with us.
This is a challenge that we gladly accept with great pride. This is our contribution.
Look forward to
Designing a Better Tomorrow
The essence of sustainability is products that last a lifetime, and that is what Hemp Gallery Australia delivers. When you shop with us, you are free to experience and enjoy our products with the utmost confidence, because every single one has been designed to the highest possible quality standards.
Hemp Gallery Australia has always been synonymous with quality, but now we are challenging ourselves to find better, more sustainable ways of working too.
Each Hemp Gallery Australia bed linen sheet, homewares product or 369 pantry food products is a testament to our ongoing quest to, ultimately, ensure sustainability across every product that bears our logo. Right across the breadth of our business, Hemp Gallery Australia is challenging itself – and our partners – to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Our thoughts on
Closing the Loop
Hemp Gallery Australia’s enduring reputation for quality was founded on the belief that products must be designed to last, and last beautifully. We have always been obsessed with quality and sustainability, and now we’re obsessed with sharing that with the world.
Every day, we are asking every part of our organisation to find better, more sustainable ways of working. And this includes developing new thinking about our product lifecycles.
We are challenging ourselves to imagine a different end-of-life for all of our products, a road that doesn’t lead straight to landfill. Our goal is ultimately to ensure that every new Hemp Gallery Australia product is designed to consider end-of-life by 2035.
The Common Thread
The journey to sustainability is one that Hemp Gallery Australia is undertaking collectively.
One of the things we are most proud of is the connection that our brand has built to a community made up of our people, suppliers and consumers. This connection has been built up almost 20 years of delivering the very best quality into people’s homes and lives.
As a company and a community, what ties us together is our collective hope for a better future for everyone - a future in which everyone sleeps and lives safe.
The desire to make a difference is part of the fabric of our organisation. Every day we look for more ways to contribute and give back.
The love for and support of our communities is one of the most important and personal parts of our sustainability agenda.
For almost 20 years, Hemp Gallery Australia has donated used customer returned bed linen to animal shelters and zoos.
As hemp is a naturally sustainable plant that does not require herbicides and pesticides, sustainable farming looks differently when working with industrial hemp.
The benefit of being a fibre crop (where the economic product resides inside the stem rather than as a fruit or flower) means hemp does not have many significant pest and disease problems. In most cases, where there are pests and diseases present, there is no significant impact on productivity. Browsing wildlife, grasshoppers and locusts can be pests as can birds. Birds will strip the flowers of seed and harvesting usually begins as soon as there are signs that birds are stripping the seeds.
Little to no herbicides are used in the cultivation of industrial hemp, therefore the land is not damaged. Likewise for pesticides. This means that industrial hemp can be grown on a plot of land consistently, without need for a rotation of crops.