For us, our clothes are a representation of who we are. We express our style/values through the clothes we wear and they hold memories of our journeys. When we went looking for a supplier for our first clothing line, we wanted to find someone that believed in those same values. Someone who believes in a better way of doing fashion for the environment and the people living in it!
Intro | Sustainability
At Bengaluru, 85% of all their fabrics are derived from sustainable resources and the other 15% come from high quality organic deadstock fabric! We chose to work with organic cotton, linen, and eri (peace) silk.
All organic cotton is sourced from GOTS and Fair Trade certified units in Gujarat and all dyes are azo-free and contain no plastisol's (PVC). One of our jackets is block printed using natural dyes!
Besides the physical production of their garments, they have also brought sustainability measures to other aspects of their business.
- All fabric rolls are delivered plastic free.
- All fabric scraps are sent to a local NGO that helps empower women through job creation.
- No artificial light is needed during daytime hours because the studio is well lit using natural light. No air conditioning is need as well. The studio is extremely well ventilated!
- All packaging is currently derived from recycled materials. They are working with a new company to replace all packaging with "a new age material".
We love their devotion to traditional craft! In many cases, they chose to work with hands instead of machines which, gave their clothes a personal touch that we love here at Soluna Collective! Many of their garments are hand woven and a few incorporate hand block printing!
All employees receive a living wage and all employees have access to free training sessions where they can advance their career opportunities. They also pride themselves on giving precedence to the physical and mental health of their employees.
Their goal is to be inclusive, fair and responsible.
Certifications: GOTS + Fair Trade (Organic cotton mills)