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5 Reasons You Should Look to India for Sustainable Sourcing

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Key Takeaways
  • Ask suppliers whether they can develop the qualities you want using sustainable fibres - it should be possible.
  • Use certifications to help source sustainable manufacturing.
  • Rethink the types of apparel that can be sourced from India - a wide range is now available with flexible leadtimes and minimums.

Over the last decade India’s production of environmentally sustainable textiles and apparel has boomed and not just in the knits, soft separates and casualwear for which it is known but also in high quality wovens.

According to Sreeranga Rajan of Dibella India, who has been working with mills since 2012 to develop better quality organic and fair woven fabrics:  

“10 years ago it was not possible to get high end woven fabrics in organic cotton here, 50s count was the best. However, now we can …