Business Practices

business practices

100% of our products are sustainably made with certified organic cotton and fair labor. We want our products and practices to help, not hurt. Every t-shirt, tote or apron we sell gives a leg up and a life of dignity to a farmer and a mill worker. It didn’t pollute the soil and water it came from. Several companies offer you a sustainable ‘line’. For us it’s a commitment, not a line.

As a green business, we continually look for ways to lower our carbon footprint. We are a certified Bay Area Green Business. We work with Arcadia Power for 100% clean, renewable energy and have become an EPA Green Power Partner. Our customers can opt for carbon offsets from Native Energy on outbound shipping. We use minimal packaging and reuse most of our packing materials and corrugated boxes. Currently we are able to reuse or recycle 80-85% of materials to minimize the trash we generate. We have paperless systems, digital fax and online invoicing. We do not conduct mass mailings. Our warehouse and offices are energy efficient, have fluorescent lighting, power-stripped electronics and water and heat conserving fixtures. We use reusable, eco-friendly supplies, recycled stationery and natural biodegradable cleaning products. Company supplied food and snack items are plant based and fair trade/organic when possible. To transport products from our mill in India to our warehouse in CA, USA, we predominantly use ocean shipping. According to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, ocean transportation has the lowest eco impact with carbon emissions of approx. 15% of road and less than 1% of air. Since routes are usually developed in existing waters, developing and maintaining a waterway draws much less on our earth’s resources. The shipping industry is also subject to some of the strictest international regulations on pollution and modern ships are increasingly held to high environmental standards.

We value relationships and service our customers with humility and appreciation. We offer fast, friendly service and customized solutions. You will hear back from us! We love feedback and appreciate how interacting with our customers and supply chain helps us evolve into a better corporate being and kinder humans.

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