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Nepal has been particularly badly affected by climate change and pollution, prompting us to do as much as we can to eliminate negative environmental impacts.

Sustainable Supply Chain Strategies

At Purnaa, our supply chain strategy focuses on responsibly sourcing our growing library of sustainable fabrics. We work with reputable and certified suppliers to offer an expanding collection of sustainable materials. We welcome inquiries from new customers who share our commitment to environmental responsibility and will happily dialogue about which sustainable options are best for their needs.

Organic Cotton

Conventional cotton uses around 16% of the world’s insecticides and takes around 20,000 liters of water to produce 1kg. Organic cotton, on the other hand, is grown without toxic pesticides and synthetic fertilizers and is 80% rain-fed, making it safer for farmers and communities and the soil. We can source both woven and knit organic cotton fabric from certified suppliers in India

Bamboo

Bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants in the world. It requires less than 1/3 the water and 1/10th the land to grow and uses relatively fewer dying chemicals than cotton. It is naturally antibacterial and hypo-allergenic. Purnaa uses fabric made with 100% organic bamboo and is Oeko-Tex certified. It is manufactured and dyed through a closed-loop cycle, which means all the chemicals are separated from the water and reused.

Hemp

Hemp fiber uses around half the water and yields twice as much fiber per acre as cotton. Hemp doesn’t require pesticides or chemicals to grow. It actually softens over time and is stronger than cotton. Un-dyed it can have a natural and earthy texture, but it can also be blended and dyed for a smoother finish. We use a reputable supplier in China to provide different styles of hemp fabric for a wide variety of products.

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The True Cost

The Garment industry's unsustainable cost structure promotes exploitation of people the planet. Choosing Fair Trade practices and going direct to the manufacturer can change the equation.

Sustainable Sourcing

We personally investigate our suppliers and seek out those with certifications that give us confidence in their sustainability practices.  Some of the certifications our suppliers have are:

Sustainable Factory Operations