Category: LABELS

BEHIND THE SEAMS: ORGANIC GARMENT PRODUCTION IN NORTH INDIA

In North India we visited the production partner of the newest brand in our agency portfolio, POPUPSHOP.  We took the train from Delhi to Agra station from where it was about an hour drive to the Kishor factory.  Kishor exports is a family business founded in 1979 when Mr. Satish Agarwal and Mrs.Sneh Lata Agarwal, left the USA to settle down in…

BEHIND THE SEAMS: ORGANIC COTTON FARMING IN INDIA

Cotton is the world’s most commonly used natural fiber and is in nearly 40 percent of our clothing. Cotton is grown all over the world with India being the second largest cotton grower.  Although cotton has a natural and clean image the truth is that cotton drinks up more of its fair share of water and is one of the…

BEHIND THE SEAMS: ORGANIC GARMENT MANUFACTURING IN DELHI

Rajlakshmi Cotton Mills is a pioneer in organic garment manufacturing in India and is People Tree’s production partner for a large part of the knitted organic cotton pieces in their collections. When we were in India Mr. Sanjay showed us around the two multiple stories Rajlakshmi factories he manages in Delhi.  We were guided through the production process floor by floor, as at both…

WHAT DOES SUSTAINABLE FASHION MEAN ANYWAY? DUTCH TV PRESENTER MILOUSKA MEULENS SHARES HER JOURNEY

Since becoming a mother, pursuing an ethical and sustainable life has been a high priority for Dutch TV and radio presenter Milouska Meulens (43).  Below, Milouska reflects on her sustainability journey and offers sound, practice advice for others. Lucy von Sturmer reports.  An Awakening Like many young women, sustainability wasn’t always the driving force behind Milouska’s purchasing decisions. “When I went…

TAILOR TALK: THE TECH 4-20 BY HOODLAMB

Many years ago Amsterdam based label Hoodlamb set out to make the first truly stylish sustainable winter jacket using hemp. Like with all journeys, the path quickly became the destination, and the label’s quest to create beautiful outerwear that is both good for the planet and great to wear continues to the present. One of the rewards of this mission…

BEHIND THE SEAMS: HIGH QUALITY ORGANIC COTTON KNITS MADE IN NEPAL

To see where the knitwear of the Studio JUX collections is made we visited their production partner in Kathmandu, where the kind manager Mr. Ram Singh showed us around the two factories. We spent the entire day with Tzering (the production manager of Studio JUX in Nepal) and Mr. Ram Singh, who patiently explained us everything we wanted to know about the production of…