We originally decided to name our products after communities and geographical areas that are negatively impacted by the textile industry. Specifically, areas within the country of where the products were made. However, we noticed that it left out the people that are doing good in this world! So, starting with our scarves, we decided to highlight non-profits that are doing awesome things! They don't have a direct connection to the fashion or textile industry although, they are dedicated to the many of our own personal ideologies!
Below you will find a list of all the areas and non-profits with a brief description of each.By clicking on the photo, you will be redirected to an external site where you can learn more on each name. Some of the names are familiar and others are not. The goal is simple to raise awareness and provide you with material to read, learn and explore. #LetsFightTogether
When you purchase one of our products, you can rest assure that you are supporting a more ethical and sustainable fashion world. That is why, all our products/materials are certified by strict guidelines set out to us by the world's leading ethical and environmental textile standards - Craftmark, GOTS, OEKO-TEX, REACH, SMETA and Ethical Fashion Forum.
Approximately 79 million gallons of contaminated water is pumped into the Ganges daily. - Raconteur
Chromium is linked to causing lung cancer, liver failure, kidney damage, and premature dementia. - National Geographic
"She had been trapped for the last five years." - Solidaridad Network
Their mission is to empower communities of all backgrounds to sustain themselves through organic farming practices. They travel the country preserving indigenous seeds and educating mostly rural communities on organic practices.
Sadhana Forest is a small non-profit that works with a community near Auroville in the state of Tamil Nadu. They took 70 acres of severely eroded and arid land, and turn it into a thriving ecosystem that can support the local community.
SEEDS, is a NGO that focuses on empowering marginalized sections of the society through education, skill training and activism. They promote gender equality, non-discriminatory behavior in the workforce, and protecting the rights of rural communities.
The water quality of the Tigris is plagued by runoff from agricultural production. However, the river water is used as irrigation for million.
With over 2500 leather and textile factories lining the Ergene river, it has become a hotbed for the illegal dumping of untreated wastewater. Marine life is severely diminished and local people are being told not to use the rivers water.
A dead Zone that plagues the Gulf of Mexico will measure about 6,800 square miles, roughly the size of Connecticut due to synthetic agricultural fertilizers. - Environmental Working Group
Reef Watch Marine
Reef Watch is dedicated to rescuing coral fragments and re-attaching them to the sea floor near the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal.
Their mission to protect the Sahyadri Mountains, by applying community based conservation through sustainable resource management, preserving indigenous knowledge and building women first programs.
Precarious working conditions, including overtime work, salaries below minimum wage, and disproportionate use of contract labor and apprenticeship are still a commonplace... - FIDH
By the time the Yamuna exits the city, it is lethal. - NPR
23 million gallons of mostly untreated wastewater are dumped into the Noyyal River daily. - Newsweek
The biological oxygen demand (BOD) of the river has increased by around 290%. - Economic Times
Pollution from agricultural runoff and untreated wastewater has left water quality in the river extremely poor.
From fire to rebirth, the 50-year project to clean-up the river. - The New York Times
A recent study found high levels of untreated wastewater form both domestic and industrial entities. It recommended strict control over agricultural fertilizers and pesticides.