|Sustainable Threads was born from collective professional experience and personal interest in rural development, entrepreneurship and social justice. Among the various options, they chose to leverage their relationships in the development sector and start a fair trade wholesale enterprise. Their brief profiles are shared below. They currently work with over 10 artisan groups in India, with the goal of long term, deep partnerships. Their focus is on the people, not just the product. This model requires a significant investment in design and product development, factoring in the skill sets of each community.
In addition to working with the fair trade practices in production, they devote considerable time and resources to weave in ecologically friendly packaging for their products and their company. This is always a work in progress, a struggle, that they are persuaded to engage in.
Most, if not all, of their packaging (cartons, peanuts, bubble wrap etc.) are recycled from various individuals and stores in their community, as well as from family and friends. Sustainable Threads is very grateful for their generosity, of time and more, to help in their goal of recycling. They hope that next time you receive your package from Sustainable Threads; you’ll enjoy their products (of course), but also feel good about the recycled packaging!|