PREMIUM, ETHICAL, SUSTAINABLE
Not all things are equal. At Eden Ashram we do things differently to most 'mainstream' or 'high street' clothing brands. We believe in building a business that actively gives back to the planet rather than just take. Pay people fairly for their work. Use sustainable organic fabrics and recycled paper mailing bags. And where there is unavoidable carbon produced (like in the delivery of items to customers) we ensure we offset this completely with accredited carbon offset schemes. Of, and we also plant a new tree with every item sold.
We use a number of different manufacturers to produce our clothing but ethical, sustainable production lies at the heart of production for all. Many of our garments are produced in an integrated garment factory in Tamil Nadu, Southern India. The factory is powered by green renewable energy from low impact materials and as a result the manufacturing footprint for our products is 90% less than some other comparable fashion brands.
The factory also retrieves 95% of the treated water it uses for re-use. They also retrieve valuable byproducts from the waste water such as micro dust which is used as manure in their gardens. While salt recovered through a multiple-effect evaporator is in turn used at their softening plants. All in all this enables them to function as a Zero Discharge Facility. All our garments are packed in recycled biodegradable corrugated boxes.
NO SWEATSHOPS - NO CHILD LABOUR - FAIR DEAL FOR ALL
It is our aim to have all of our garments made from organic sustainable sources. Our Tanks and Sweatshirts are made from Organic Indian Cotton and recycled Poly.
PLANET FRIENDLY PACKAGING
It is estimated that we use over 5 trillion single use plastic / mailing bags every year. That's over 160,000 bags a second and nearly 700 per person per year for every single person on the planet. This needs to stop.
Every single mailing bag we use is (and will always be) 100% ECO friendly and sustainable. All Eden Ashram mailing bags are made from recycled paper which themselves can be recycled and reused again and again. Our product swing tags are also made from 100% recycled paper and we use eco friendly string attachments. This isn't the end and we can still improve. We are still working on a better solution to the plastic product protective bags for garments, but we choose ones that are made from recycled plastic that again can be recycled and reused.
100% SHIPPING CARBON OFFSET
One of the biggest contributors of carbon emissions into our planet is through the shipping of goods around the World. Eden Ashram wanted all our customers to have complete peace of mind that their order wasn't adding to this. At no extra cost to our customers Eden Ashram pays to offset 100% of all delivery carbon emissions on every order to make every order we send carbon neutral.
Eden Ashram is currently funding the Jarí Para REDD+ Avoided Unplanned Deforestation project with Pachama. This is a Verified Carbon Standard certified project that will be verified by Pachama using their monitoring technology. The charges from Offset go towards protecting the existing forest, improving the biomass through better forest management practices, and verifying the progress of the project.
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Along with all the other actions we take to be a responsible fashion brand, we also wanted to do something amazing that had a lasting effect. Something extra that would truly benefit the planet and everyone on it for many years to come. So we decided to plant a tree with every order made. ONE ORDER = ONE TREE planted.
With our partner ONETREEPLANTED we fund a tree planting programme in India where Fruit trees will be planted in the rural Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Odisha. Not only does the tree help cut carbon in our atmosphere but can also provide food and income for the local community.
Each tree we plant will provide at least $10 USD in food and nutrition each year, with a cumulative value of 5 million dollars garnered over the next 50-60 years. While the socioeconomic benefits of this project are undeniable, there are many ecological benefits, too! India has the lowest air quality in the world, which is bad news for human health, doubly so in the face of a respiratory virus. Cue trees, which filter the air, trap pollutants, and provide thousands of pounds of breathable oxygen over their lifetimes.