To revolutionise fashion and raise awareness of how the clothes we wear have an impact our planet. When you wear ARYHA not only do we want you to look good, but we also want you to know that you’re doing good by choosing a more sustainable alternative than most available brands on the market. If we can combine enough small changes and raise awareness about sustainable fashion, we can change the world for better.
Sustainable fashion is all about limiting consumption therefore the only piece of clothing that is truly sustainable is the one you already own.
Sustainablility means different things to different people! We do not claim to be “Sustainable” as we believe there is no such thing. We class our company as “sustainably conscious“ meaning we do NOT turn a blind eye to the negative impacts fashion puts on our environment and try to minimise damage as much as possible.
WE ARE NOT PERFECT. Creating sustainable clothing that pleases everyone is impossible however we strive to tick as many boxes as we can to provide the customer with a more sustainable alternative than most but NOT all things available in the current market.
To provide a higher quality more sustainable alternative to the current market.
To give customers a fair decision to choose to shop sustainable by pricing our products at an affordable price point.
To educate the customer on how their order has made a difference & to inspire them to make more sustainable choices in the future.
How Are We Different?
ARYHA chooses to use in our opinion sustainable fabrics to reduce the impact on our planet as much as possible. We define sustainable materials as anything which can be produced without depleting non-renewable resources and without disrupting the established steady-state equilibrium of the environment and key natural resource systems. These materials include Organic Cotton, Recycled Polyester, Hemp Cannabis Fibre etc. We take great pride in always finding ways to minimise the use of pesticides, product waste and manufacturing pollution but we understand that inevitably we cannot guarantee perfection.
To ensure you feel confident about your investment below are our lead manufacturers sustainability certification and useful information.
We work with manufactures with approved SA-8000 and GOTS certified garments & home-wear Manufacturing Company (for 100% organic apparels and home textile products).
We at ARYHA uphold the responsibility towards nature and people. Our main manufacture understands that well-being of human race is possible only in harmony with nature. That’s why they follow Eco-friendly production processes and work with only those raw material suppliers who are GOTS & Oeko-Tex certified.
We strictly only use Organic Cotton free of pesticides and other harmful chemicals to reduce the impact on our environment. Organic cotton produces around 46% less CO2e compared to conventional cotton and is a sustainable material since it can be grown. It also uses far less water to grow since organic cotton growers typically utilise rain far more than irrigation.
SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY (SA-8000) – OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY
SA 8000 is an international standard for decent working conditions including: child labour, forced labour, workplace safety and health, freedom of association and right to collective bargaining, discrimination, discipline, remuneration, working hours, and HR management systems.
We have an active focus on social responsibility and to ensure our presence as a sustainable & socially responsible brand that our factory shares these same values with fair working conditions.
FAIR TRADE – ENSURING BEST PRICES TO FARMERS
To improve the condition of farmers in India, the Fairtrade Organisation is setting a minimum price that covers the costs & living expenses of the rural farmers.
Additionally, a premium is added to perk up their life & community. It aims to facilitate us achieve better trading conditions. The cotton in products certified by Fairtrade has been grown by farmers who receive a fair deal for their effort. They also receive a premium which goes towards projects within their local community such as building a school or establishing access to water etc.
Our manufacturer is FAIRTRADE certified by FLO-CERT.
OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100
Sustainability is a worth that is close to our manufactures heart. Sustainability has long been a focus at ARYHA therefore it must be to our manufacture also, it is imperative for us to get the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification as it gives our clients confidence in the products and assures them that these products in no way contain chemicals or other dangerous substances that are unfavourable to the health. The Oeko-Tex Standard 100 is the world’s leading human ecology product label for textiles that have been tested for hazardous substance content.
As ARYHA grows the depend for more works will grow also! Train, Educate and Rehabilitate Socially is what it stands for. But, in spirits it stands for much more. It stands for hope, development through education early childcare, leisure and recreation.
HOW WE SUPPORT TEARS?
The residual fabric cut offs extracted during cutting are collected & given to TEARS free of cost. With those cut offs, the students weave durries/carpets. We coordinate with the clients & handle the transition of goods. Finally, the clients of our manufacture directly pay to TEARS. For the clients of the manufacture, it is Zero Waste production.
UPCYCLING OF FABRICS
As a socially and environmentally responsible company believe that small changes can lead to a big impact. As a part of our manufactures ZERO WASTE INITIATIVE, our manufacture always strives to find an eco-friendly and sustainable method to upcycle the leftovers to create intricate, beautifully designed products.
Our production facility is audited & certified by UPMADE- an organization that enables us to apply the industrial upcycling method Upcycling is in fact the process of creating something new & usable from the unusable.
ARYHA is committed to using 100% recycled polyester recycling plastic and creating something good from environmental waste.
ARYHA is a company that produces sustainably thinks sustainably. We recognize that recycling provides both environmental & economic benefits, like:
- Reduces the need for landfill space
- Reduces pressure on virgin resources
- Saves Energy and Reduces Pollution
- Reduces the demand for dyes and fixing agents
- Encourages the development of additional markets
Keeping in view all these benefits for our environment we are delighted to work with a supplier who shares these same core values.
ARYHA does not support animal cruelty or the use of any animal by products.
We chose to use synthetic alternatives to those which usefully would be animal product. A great example is what we have done when creating headwear from suede. Suede is made from the underside of the skin, primarily from lamb, although goat, calf and deer are commonly used. Splits from thick hides of cow and deer are also sueded to make clothes and headwear. According to a study conducted by the Vegan Society there are estimated to be more than 600,000 vegans in the UK.
ARYHA aims to be inclusive and cater for those who have connected to the spirituality of veganism. We have now designed a unique synthetic suede material which is 100% vegan friendly. High quality products should not have to come at the expense of animal slaughter.
GLOBAL CSR EXCELLENCE AWARD
World CSR Congress held at Mumbai, India on 18th & 19th Feb, 2017, and we are delighted that after being judged by a diverse panel of global experts our choice of manufacture has been awarded for “Best Corporate Social Responsibilities Practices”
Being awarded by the Global CSR Excellence award is a testament to the amount of heart put into the work of our manufacture. Awards such as these give us great pride in feeling that we are working with manufactures as committed to bettering the fashion world as we are raising the spirit of our team to keep discovering more innovative methods to portray a prospective image of our company.
SOLAR PLANT / ENERGY EFFICIENT
Traditional electricity in India primarily is sourced from fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas. When fossil fuels are burned to produce electricity, they emit harmful gases that are the primary cause of air pollution and global warming. Not only are fossil fuels bad for the environment, they’re a finite resource. Limited availability creates a volatile market in which energy prices can skyrocket in a short period of time.
One of the biggest benefits of solar powered systems, both in the short term and in the long term, is the reduction of environmental impact. Our manufactures main source of energy is from solar.
WHEN WE USE OTHER MANUFACTURES
Inevitably we are not able to create every product with the same manufacture. We try our best to always select registered manufactures from 'Common Objective' who specialise in connecting businesses to fashion conscious factories. Whatever factory we select we require that they are sourcing sustainable fabrics backed up with a recognised certification.
The average product bag in the fashion industry is made from plastic. Plastic is cheap and very cost effective which is why such big companies chose to use them. The issue with using these cheap plastic bags is that it takes a massive toll on our environment literally poisoning and killing habitats and animals. The average household takes home 1500 plastic bags a year with a mire 1% being recycled. Approximately 100 ,000 marine animals are killed each year by plastic bags with 1/3 Leather Back Turtles being found to have plastic bag in their stomach.
ARYHA understands that plastic bags provide little value to our customers once they receive the product. We provide products in drawstring bags made from fully renewable materials designed for reuse, so you don’t throw it away. The bag is perfect for a eco-friendly shoe, make up or wash bag.
The average mail bag takes approximately 500 years (or more) to degrade into landfill. The average bag does not fully degrade transforming into micro-plastic that absorbs toxins and continues to pollute the environment.
When we do have to use plastic bags ARYHA choses to use 100% recyclable products. The blend of plastic bag we use has been chemically engineered to be completely biodegradable ensuring not to contribute to landfill and reduce the pollution on our environment. On each of our mail bags you will see our promise printed
“Committed to promoting 100% recyclable products to minimise the impact on our planet”
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE