OUR SUSTAINABILITY APPROACH

A view of verdant rice fields in Bijoynagar, Assam.

Towards our People:

Women empowerment & economic growth in our rural communities

> Fair trade with our weavers & garment makers

> Inclusive hiring process & flexible working hours

> Cultural representation

UN SDG: Goal 5 & Goal 8

Towards our Planet:

> Biodegradable fabrics chosen based on their scientifically calculated carbon, water & land footprint.

For eg: while cotton may be a natural fibre, its high water footprint (2120 litres for every kilogram) and high pesticide consumption does not make it a sustainable fibre

> Zero synthetic fibres such as acrylic, polyester & nylon that not only release microfibres which cause water pollution and have high carbon footprints but their production also depends heavily on non renewable energy resources of oil & coal- industries notorious for worker exploitation. 

> Traceable supply chain 

> Advocacy for climate action

UN SDG: Goal 12

Towards our Process:

> Every month we introduce new collections that are designed for timeless style and start with made-to-order production to gauge demand in order to reduce wastage and dead-stock

> An unsold finished goods policy where we upcycle unsold goods

UN SDG: Goal 12.

Our Fabric Standards

91%

Better materials: Ahimsa/ Peace silk, Recycled cotton, Organic cotton

9%

Conventional cotton. We discontinued production of conventional cotton sarees in December 2020.

*Based on total yardage used during Q1 (April-June) 2021.

Our Time- Bound Measurable Targets 

> Commitment to use 100% sustainable fibres by 2022, i.e., eliminate use of conventional cotton from our product line.

Our Ongoing Projects

> Publishing the first-ever Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for Peace silk to calculate its carbon & water footprint. 

Ranju Das

Master Weaver, Bijoynagar

Nomita

Master Weaver, Boko

Meet Our Team

Unmana Rynjah

Founder

Neha Yadav

In-house Designer

Uttam Kalita

Weaver Coordinator

Our Partners

> A&A Eco Products, New Delhi

Our Community Engagement

> Fundraising for our weaver families

> Developing the concept of Fibershed (a term coined by Rebecca Burgess meaning "geographical landscape that defines and gives boundaries to a natural textile resource base, engendering appreciation, connectivity, and sensitivity for the life-giving resources within our homelands") for Peace silk in our pilot village in Bijoynagar, Assam in order to increase the channels of income for the weaver community