THE NEW ETHICAL
Sanskrit, from 'a' non/without + 'himsa' violence/harm.
Noun: Ahimsa, "respect for all living things and avoidance of harm towards others".
(in the Hindu, Buddhist & Jainist tradition)
At Ahimsa Collective HQ we apply the word Ahimsa to our treatment of the Earth and all of it's inhabitants, meaning during the production and the use of our wares, there is to be no suffering in any capacity.
Under this guiding principle we will only ever work with certified Ethical and Sustainable suppliers.
Our products are produced in a factory in the Peoples Republic of China. This factory has ISO certifications and is registered with Sedex.
The factory owner shares our values and ethos and we visit the factory twice a year to ensure the conditions are maintained to high AC standards
Our Ban the Bag 100% Cotton bags are produced in partnership with AS Colour. We chose AS Colour as a partner because of their incredibly strong views on human working rights, environmental impacts and overall social responsibility. Working closely with the AS Colour team ensures we have full transparency to their factories, production processes and maintaining the high level of responsibility that they and us, Ahimsa Collective, expect.
Lastly, the incredible minds behind Pinatex, Ananas Anam, have become a part of the Ahimsa Collective team. While based in London, they have graciously opened their doors to us on many occasions while we have been in London, and continue to have an 'open door' policy when it comes to providing information on their own social responsibility. This ensures we can make sure, by us using Pinatex, we continue to support a company with the same values and ethos as ours.
Regardless of our suppliers and partners, we undertake ongoing audits to ensure no changes have occurred within their social responsibility requirements. These audits for our Chinese suppliers and partners occur every 6 months, with our London partners occurring yearly. Those here in Australia we visit on a monthly basis.
For further information on our ethical processes and sustainable vegan materials, please email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll happily be in touch.
Find out how we also work to support the earth through those doing their part, over on our Social Responsibility page.