Organic Basics : Basically Made Better
"The fashion industry is dirty - but it can be better. We constantly search for better innovation, we have a visionary use of sustainable materials - and a continued focus on ethical production." - Organic Basics
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What's the #1 rule about making clothes?
Design everything to last. That means investing in quality fabrics and workmanship - but it also means designing with simplicity and function in mind.
This is how we reduce our impact
Materials & Technology
"The fashion industry is a dirty bastard. So we put sustainable thinking at the center of everything - that means we only choose fabrics that care for our environment and we only ever partner with factories that care about their impact, too.
When we say sustainability is our core mission we don’t mean that sustainability is nice to have - we mean that it’s the only way we act." - Organic Basics
We said GOODBYE to carbon
Climate change is the most important issue our planet faces. So we’ve gone carbon balanced - and it wasn’t that hard. That’s because we partnered with Chooose, an organisation that makes businesses and individuals carbon balanced by investing in UN verified or Gold Standard CO2 reducing projects in developing countries - like solar power in India and wind power in Turkey. This creates the most effective combat to climate change - the fastest.
How does this actually work? For every order placed from now on we offset one hundred kilos of CO2 - which is actually a lot more than we need to - but that’s fine by us. Offsetting is performed through funding the Koru Wind Farm in Canakkale, Turkey.
Meet the Impact Index
A tool that calculates the true cost of fashion. By measuring our own environmental footprint and comparing that against traditional industry practices we can show you the environmental savings when better practices are used.
We look across the entire supply chain and assess the life cycle footprint of a single product - from raw material production, to textile manufacturing - through to the consumer phase.
These are the measures we look at:
of waste from entering landfills.*
of harmful chemicals.*
Read more here.
Good On You Rating 5
Organic Basics offers high quality sustainable fashion basics for men and women in organic materials
Organic Basics environment rating is 'great'. It uses a high proportion of eco-friendly materials. It uses 100% recycled packaging. It encourages consumers to reduce their climate impact when using its products. Its use of eco-friendly materials reduces its climate impact and limits the amount of chemicals and water used in production.
Its labour rating is 'great'. It has a Code of Conduct that covers all of the ILO Four Fundamental Freedoms principles. It sources its final stage of production from countries with high risk of labour abuse however it ensures payment of a living wage payment across its supply chain. It traces all of its supply chain and most of its supply chain is either independently audited or visited by the brand including all of the final stage of production.
Its animal rating is 'good'. There is no evidence that it uses animal products but does not mention being vegan.
Organic Basics is rated 'Great' based on information from our own research.
Last Updated: June 2018
Overall rating: Great
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