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Ethical Practices

RW COMMITTED TO FAIR TRADE AND PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT

*Chemical & Pesticide Free
*We use Azo-free dye for printing fabrics
*Our products are made from natural & Organic Cotton that is ethically sourced

re-wrap products are made in compliance with ‘fair trade’ practices…-

RW is internationally certified as ‘Fair trade’ by WFTO ”(World Fair Trade Organisation)”: http://www.wfto.com. This means we pay our co-op members and staff a fair and living wage. We provide safe and hygienic working conditions, reasonable working hours (no forced overtime), training and bonuses.

How are re-wraps product transported from India to the UK?-

RW ship goods by sea to minimise the impact on the environment. Shipping takes 4-6 weeks. Sometimes, when deadlines are tight, clients can choose airfreight.
We work hard to be as eco-friendly as possible, however, our main aim is to ensure a steady work stream for our co-operatives.
So the more products we sell – even if using airfreight – the more disadvantaged artisans we help to earn a decent and sustainable livelihood.

How do re-wrap contribute to recycling?

At the heart of re-wrap is a belief that we should recycle as much as we can. We recycle in the following ways:
1. We use fabric offcuts to strengthen the base of our products
2. We use waste cotton for our webbed handles
3. We use recycled cartons for packing our goods
4. All the products we produce can be recycled
5. We support a local paper co-operative by providing them with 500-600kgs of fabric scraps every month from which they make beautiful hand crafted wrapping paper.

Why use organic cotton and fair trade cotton?

Organic cotton is grown in certified pesticide-free and herbicide-free soil, using organic farming methods, which produce healthier fabrics. Using fair trade cotton ensures that the people involved in its production have been paid a fair wage and work in good conditions. It also certifies that a minimum amount of pesticides have been used to grow the cotton.

A Group Photo of our Co-Operative Members

A Group Photo of our Co-Operative Members

Block Printers using Azo-Free Dye

Block Printers using Azo-Free Dye

Excess canvas scraps collected for Khadi Paper

Excess canvas scraps collected for Khadi Paper