Articles in Category: Textile Talk

Two Worlds

on Friday, 22 August 2014.

East Meets WestBelieving that setting up an eCommerce business with my other ethical ventures could be passionately entwined into my daily waking home life for ease, I ignorantly thought would be relatively straight forward. Ha! Not so. Constant niggles of how the West and East do business has been many a month of communicational struggles. Most days I want to tear out my hair in fury because answers from the East are not swift enough to provide my Western market. Designing in the West and producing in the East has provided a myriad of strange quirks such as Western driven, fast paced business ethics not agreeable to Eastern practices of unusually late business day start times, Monsoonal setbacks and numerous religious festivals. Two Worlds! Yet, I have to remind myself, that my brand is of a higher quality, handmade and ethically driven by certified organic and fair trade criteria.

While I often state I have a home business that in its overall practice looks like it operates seamlessly, I do find that the home environment does not seamlessly intertwine in my world. Early days I suppose but I must remind myself to be grateful to be able to collect experiences from both worlds that create for a richer brand.

Organic Retail Therapy – World First!

on Friday, 22 August 2014.

Triple Bottom Line graphicOrganic Bed Threads is one of a select few worldwide retailers who are overly conscious to selling you 100% ethical bed linen products. There are not many in the world! We could be the world’s 1st in doing so actually!

We not only provide you a healthier base fabric of certified organic cotton, no chemicals (or heavily reduced), but we are doing wonders in the world. We are helping those that are less fortunate, in a developing country, and for traditional artisan technical to be re-born and to be honoured. We want to bring that special sparkly quality back into our daily used products of ‘quality handmade’.

Organic Bed Threads has a strong design, production and accounting ethos set in the three pillars of sustainability: people, planet and profits. With every design, we account for social, environmental/ecological and financial dimensions. We want to do good by all in the production line, not just by you!

Don’t you want to know where your product has come from, who made it, why and by what methods? We at Organic Bed Threads are always evaluating our performance in a detailed context. We don’t want to scrimp on health nor humanitarian nor quality nor value nor profits. The latter principle being just as import as this allows us to reinvest into enlarging our humanitarian engagement in our chosen developing country of India.

We encourage you to be a supporter of value and quality and giving back at a micro level. You will then know your product has been purchased without any insidious acts. Buy ethical, it’s the only way!