Impact

 

SUMMARY OF OUR IMPACT

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OUR IMPACT & COMMITMENT MODEL

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Etiko is derived from the Greek word for ‘ethical’. The business was created to ensure workers and producers in apparel, footwear and sports ball supply chains get a fair go. Delivering positive social impact has been its core business since being launched 10 years ago.

All of Etiko’s products are manufactured by workers in countries and regions typically dis-empowered and exploited by mainstream businesses, and therefore trapped in cycles of poverty. The key raw materials in its shoes and garments are typically produced in ways that pollute and degrade local ecosystems and trap farmers in poverty.

Through its fair trade purchasing model, Etiko ensures that each product it sells reduces inequality and tackles poverty. The business’ commitment to organic and FSC certified inputs also means its products create a cleaner, greener world.

Overall, Etiko’s sourcing relationships with its suppliers rewards them for doing the right thing, helps them grow successful businesses and supports their communities.

Etiko provides its customers with the opportunity to invest their purchasing dollar in these businesses and create lasting positive social and environmental change. It is a scalable business and impact model – more sales delivers greater revenue to the business and positive impact in the supply chain.

 

 

 

 

WE USE ETHICAL & SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

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CASE STUDY: Rajlakshmi Cotton Mills

 

cotton-carrying-1-copy.jpgThe Rajlakshmi Cotton Mill sources its cotton from Chetna Organic Cotton, a Fairtrade cotton project supporting 6,000 farmers. Rajlakshmi orients its production around sustainability; it is certified under the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and reuses 50 percent of its waste water. This is achieved by collaborating with dye houses and installing reverse osmosis machines. Sludge is converted into fertiliser and fabric scraps are taken from the cutting tables and recycled to produce paper.

 

Worker Benefits and Community Projects

- Education for workers

- Children eye examination and operation site

- Free transportation to and from factories

- 10% annual bonus regardless of profitability

- 2 weeks of festival leave

- Skills training for upward mobility

- Subsidized canteen services

 

Rajlakshmi management and staff collaborate with a local NGO to calculate a living wage for employees every six months - and ensure that the lowest paid workers are paid above this rate. Wages are verified by independent third party audits to ensure compliance with Fair Trade USA standards.

 

★ Customer Reviews ★

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In love!

These are hands down my favourite thongs! I've always worn Havaianas but I'm trying to make better choices by shopping ethically and sustainably and I'm very happy to have found these as a replacement. When I first wore them one did leave a little sore on the top of my foot, but whatever was causing that friction seemed to wear off fairly quick so I don't think it's a common or problematic issue, and certainly nothing a bandaid while breaking in can't fix. I think the print is really cute as well, I usually like to keep things simple and pick all black but the print on these always makes me feel a little better when I put them on. Very happy with my purchase and will definitely continue to choose these over any other brand!

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Unisex Navy Crew Neck Organic Fairtrade
Sophia Holden (Adelaide, AU)

Lovely fit and feel to the fabric

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Unisex Charcoal T-shirt Organic Fairtrade
Mitzi Galant (Wellington, NZ)
T-shirt

All great, except 3 x tags seems too much

I Like This Hoodie

I've worn it every day since it arrived. It's very comfy.

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Bikini, Black, Organic & Fairtrade
Karin at Tinkerwell (Melbourne, AU)
Undies

These undies are simply fantastic! Comfortable and soft. Reassuring to know both workers and environment are being treated with care and respect too.

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