The people we work with have some of the smallest environmental footprints in the world.

They live and work in communities without most essentials of modern life – including electricity. They buy very few consumer goods, eat locally produced food and use hand production methods to earn their living. What's more, many are directly threatened by the environmental impact of our lifestyles and buying habits in the West - the pollution from goods manufactured for us and global warming arising from power we consume. Environmental justice, this is not.

The rest of our environmental policy is pretty straightforward. We promote natural and organic cotton farming. And we avoid using damaging chemicals in production (where possible, we use recycled and biodegradable substances instead). Also, we try to recycle everything we can, and always aim to protect water supplies and forests in the environments we work in.

Basically, if there's a green way to do something, that's the way we try to do it.


  • To promote natural and organic farming
  • To avoid polluting substances
  • To protect water supplies
  • To use biodegradable substances where possible
  • To recycle materials where possible