Month: December 2016

WHY HEMP SHOULD BE KEEPING YOU WARM THIS WINTER

Meet HoodLamb – The Amsterdam-Born Hemp Innovators Fast fashion gets a bad rep (and rightly so!) from its focus on incessant consumption to its use of cheap labour and materials. While awareness around these issues is growing, and many brands are taking new measures to address this, some, such as HoodLamb, which have fair ethics and sustainability at their core, are…

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…