Our Goals & Ethos
Fabric of Humanity is a sustainable enterprise creating positive impact. Everything we do stems from how we can do better by our planet and all who live here. We want ethical and sustainable consumer choice to be easy.
Our artisans do more than bring beautiful products into the world. They bring humanity back into the picture. In return we continue to support them as they strive towards economic independence. We believe something as simple as a return to hand-loom and natural dyes will lead to a much more sustainable social and textile fabric for humanity, supporting integrity and sustainability for artisans and designers in the textile industry, as well as home crafters. We also hope conscious consumers will be encouraged to make more meaningful choices.
We are driven to:
- support artisanal dye and textile traditions
- creating demand for their products and respect for their traditions in the pursuit of safe, respectful employment
- celebrate ethical, sustainable production that delivers high-quality products that are made to last
- empower designers & artisans to source sustainable, quality natural dyes & textile products in the pursuit of more circular supply chains
- constantly ensure our products have the smallest possible footprint.
Our business model via our supplies insists on small-scale ethical production, fair wages for workers and healthy working conditions for all. It also uses a decentralised supply chain in order to support the small business ecosystem.
Fabric of Humanity pledges to produce 100 per cent zero waste products, supporting rural Indian communities and re-invigorating local manufacturing in Australia, enabling with the supply of premium natural dyes and textiles.
Environment & Health
We greatly respect the environment, valuing our renewable resources and work with small-scale farmers to ensure balance in their crops and the health and wellbeing of their workers. Our natural products are renewable, compostable, biodegradable, harm-free to workers and promote positive impacts to health when using or wearing our dyes or textiles. Our regenerative processes leave the people and the environment in an improved state.
Workers and artisans working with natural dyes are not exposed to harmful chemicals or toxins (like synthetic dye production), nor is water run-off harmful to the environment where it is produced nor the environment where it is being used (unlike chemical dye production and consumption which affects communities where it is produced and communities where they are used). Khadi textiles are 100% cotton, renown for their warmth in winter and their breathability in summer when worn on the skin.
We will purchase sustainable carbon offsets to offset any mandatory travel to our partners in rural India.
For thousands of years naturally dyed, hand-loomed textiles such as ours have provided therapeutic properties for humanity and underpinned myth, ritual and life-affirming celebrations around the world. We believe by revisiting these ancient ways we can positively effect social change.
Our aim is to tread lightly on the planet while upholding a strong moral fibre. We foster tight knit and sustainable artisan communities by offering beautiful, contemporary future-heirlooms that have an ethical, social and environmental ethos embedded in every thread. Our makers are paramount to us. We aim to work with our artisans creating demand for their products and respect for their ancient textiles traditions, empowering them with a high-quality livelihood.
Our commitment is that every part of our products can return to the earth without harm.
Our dyes are plant-based or are from insects or shells and our mordants and modifiers are mineral based.
We source ethical and sustainable cotton from small-scale protected farmers and while we absolutely minimise our textile waste, we use any fabric off-cuts firstly in other fabrics and then to produce labelling.
Our labels and packaging for our Natural Dyes are compostable & biodegradable including the resealable zipper, lining, meeting the highest EU standards. We print on a thermal printer to reduce waste & packaging.
Our beautiful logo symbolises our brand ethos. Our icon features the Charkha which is the wheel that spins the cotton that makes our Khadi and handloom textiles, it rises like the sun from the hand of our artisans, the human energy that brings our work to life. The floral motif is central to these elements, as nature is the source of all of our products.
Our commitment is to creating quality products for you - the artisans, designers, home-crafters and home-schoolers of this world. Our goal is to make a positive difference to the textiles world through the supply of our 100% GOTS certified natural dyes and textiles and our kits for home-crafting. We welcome all wonderful change makers like yourselves, and we thank you for being custodians of our brand with us.