Five P Venture

50 employees - tamil nadu, india

Fabric + Cut/Sew

As we started Soluna Collective, our goal from the beginning was to work with hands over machines at as many steps in the process as possible. When we had the good fortune of stumbling across Five P Venture, we couldn’t miss the opportunity to work with them!

To continuously enrich the value of textile heritage skills by contemporizing the use & relevance without diluting its core values.” - Five P venture's Mission Statement

Five P Venture was born with the purpose of sustaining the textile heritage of its village and others around it. As with many traditional hand skills in India, the turn towards machines has left many gifted artisans without employment. The lack of work opportunities in the traditional textile sector has also pushed younger generations to abandon the practice altogether. The Founders  of Five P Venture, Dev and Sam, noticed this trend and decided to take action. Their goal was to provide a “holistic, socio-economically conscious and eco-friendly venture that would preserve heritage skills, alleviate poverty and to give back to the community a sustainable way of living.”

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Eco Principles

The environment was always part of Five P Venture's mission from the beginning!

  • They only carry natural fabrics like (cotton, organic cotton, linen, wool and Tencel). At Soluna Collective, we've used organic cotton, linen and Tencel from Five P with around 90% coming from organic cotton.
  • Five P exclusively collaborates with dye houses that are environmentally friendly, adhering to ESG standards, and are free from azo compounds.
  • All dyeing facilities are GOTS certified with a zero liquid discharge wastewater treatment plant on site.
  • All of our organic cotton is GOTS certified. 
  • Five P Venture is GOTS certified
  • Their facility in Tamil Nadu is solar powered and Green Building certified!

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Ethically Made Principles

"Five P’s wealth creation follows a format that returns a significant part of the value it generates back to the artisans via salary, dividend and market capitalization." - Five P Venture

When we first meet Five P Venture, they didn't hold any specific ethical certification, however, they had always met of exceed industry standards. Unfortunately, obtaining certification comes with a significant costs. Since we are a small company, we didn't want to discard a supplier due to the financial constraints of obtaining a certification. Instead, we asked Shree, the owner of Five P Venture, to sign our internal ethically made principles. Our internal principle adheres to all the major third party standards. In 2022, Five P Venture obtained their GOTS certification!

The best part of Five P Venture is that ethical production was built in from the beginning. They started the company with the priority of providing a “sustainable way of living” to local hand loomed artisans and others practicing textile heritage. They work with the community to build their initiatives and provide more work to a wider range of artisans. They are more than just a textile company, they are a pillar of the community. 

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Women Led | Inspiring Duo

A few years ago, both Dev and Sam took a step away from the business. They decided to give CEO responsibilities to Dev’s daughter Shree. Shree is a powerhouse in her own right! She graduated with a Masters in International Business from Grenoble Graduate School for Business (GGSB France). After school, she completed a research project on Corporate Social Responsibility by studying the model of Skills Development in the Indian Construction Industry. Shree is also deeply embedded in Five P Venture’s core values and feels that her academic training will help her - in our words - kick ass!

Five P Venture’s current CSO is Carrie Clark-Kenny. Carrie holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Archetypal Theory and Mythological Studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute in California. She is a social entrepreneur with interests in the “transformational space between heritage skills, international commerce and the textile industry”.