We’ve transitioned to a new manufacturer, an industry leader within responsible manufacturing due to their high enironmental and ethical standards they uphold. They partner with a cooperative for their premium organic cotton who supports small and marginalised farmers. Within the factory they’ve got an amazing employee package ft healthcare, paid holiday leave, skill development programs and way, way more. The factory is 10-20% powered by hydro, and they have a fabric consumption rate of 92%, with the scraps recycled into paper, which is what our swing tags are made out of!
Meet the legends who make our clothes. Rajat Jaipuria is the 3rd generation owner and managing director of Rajlakshmi Cotton Mills where our apparel is manufactured. Learn about his story with organic cotton, manufacturing and his company values.
Conventional cotton uses 24% of pesticides and 11% of insecticides worldwide. The impact of these toxic chemicals is far reaching, affecting not only the farmers who have direct contact with these chemicals, but also their families and communities whose waterways can be polluted. Not to mention that these chemicals are ingrained in the fibre, and also can affect the wearer’s skin.
Learn more www.global-standard.org
By partnering with Fairtrade we are “supporting marginalised farmers and workers, enabling them to build a better life for themselves, their coworkers and their families”. This is achieved by having all of your cotton Fairtrade certified, meaning a premium is paid to the farmers in order to improve working conditions and improve terms of trade. This reduces their exposure to toxic chemiccals, reducing their risk of developing cancer, providing a better working environment for them and more financial stability. Learn more www.fairtrade.com.au
The first step in the right direction. Our first Fairtrade organic cotton product was this simple drawstring bag. It’s paved the way for changing our entire supply chain.