Belva Dress in Black
Marguerite Dress in Black
Nell Stripe Jumper in Navy
Nita Stripe Dress in Navy
Marian Breton Top in Red
Rae Cardigan in Blue
Alaina Dress in Navy
Madden One Shoulder Top in Navy
Lenna Shirt Dress in Red Multi
Emma Dress in Red
Lucinda Cropped Wide Leg Trousers in Black
Sabina Off Shoulder Top in Green
Alexis Vest in Eco White
Oliana Jumpsuit in Black
Adalee Jumpsuit in Black
Rosabel Tee in Navy
Rebecca Dress in Green
Camas Shell Top in Navy Multi
Rhea Dress in Black
Lola Stripe Dress in Grey stripe
Raina Wrap Coat in Dark blue melange
Rajlakshmi Cotton Mills is based Delhi, India. The organisation was set up in 1934, and they are a pioneer in organic garment manufacturing in India. Seeking to combine high quality tailoring with a fair deal for farmers and workers, Rajlakshmi use mostly organic and Fair Trade cotton as well as other sustainable fibres such as Tencel, Modal and Linen. The cotton is certified by Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), FLO-Fairtrade and Fair Trade-USA.
People Tree and Rajlakshmi believe both in social sustainability as well as environmental sustainability, which is why we choose organic cotton. Organic cotton is grown without the use of insecticides, pesticides and nitrogen fertilisers. Not only does this reduce the cost by 38% for farmers, but it also protects them from being exposed to toxic chemicals and eliminates the greenhouse gas emissions created though the production of these chemical fertilizers. Through organic farming, soils remain healthy and sequester more carbon helping to mitigate against climate change. Water consumption is reduced up to 91%, and there is a 40% reduction of C02 emissions per tonne of cotton fibre.
Rajlakshmi works together with Chetna Organic to ensure Fair Trade is practiced throughout the supply chain right down to the cotton farmers. Chetna Organic work with marginalised farmers from Maharashtra, Odessa and Andhra Pradesh towards improving their livelihoods and making farming a sustainable occupation. With the Chetna project, Rajlakshmi have helped set up many vocational training centres for women in rural farming villages. This educational training and support enables women become more financially secure. In addition to this Rajlakshmi have sponsored organic vegetable gardens in local schools, as well as contributing to more advanced school facilities such as science laboratories.