Made by Assisi Garments.
Assisi Garments is a social enterprise in India. Assisi was set up by Franciscan nuns, it started by providing training and employment for deaf and economically disadvantaged women.
The skilled artisans at Assisi transform Fairtrade and organic cotton fibre into beautiful handmade garments. The close partnership between People Tree and Assisi Garments meant that ours was the first supply chain entirely in the developing world to achieve the Soil Association Global Organic Textile Standards mark. Assisi Garments also spins the organic cotton at their recently opened Spinning factory.
95% Organic Cotton, 5% Elastane
Why choose organic cotton? Cotton is a very pesticide-intensive crop but organic fibres are grown without the use of harmful pesticides or genetically modified organisms so promote a healthier environment for wildlife, animals and people. Social conditions are high in organic textile factories so this cotton production can help farmers find a way out of poverty. Organic textiles don't contain allergenic, carcinogenic or toxic chemicals and as a result are a natural, renewable and biodegradable fibre.