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So who makes our clothes & what does ethical clothing mean to us?
100% Fairtrade Cotton
We at Little Green Radials have always used 100% Fairtrade cotton from our very first days of making babygrows and T-Shirts back in 2005.
Buying products made from Fairtrade cotton ensures that our farmers receive a fair and stable price for their cotton giving them and their families security and stability. Through Fairtrade, thousands of cotton farmers have already improved their lives. Cotton co-operatives have become better organised and women are receiving the same treatment as men, from voting rights to equal pay.
The Fairtrade mark means that the cotton in our products has been produced by farmers that meet the Fairtrade social, economic and environmental standards. These standards include protection of workers’ rights and the environment, payment of the Fairtrade Minimum Price and an additional Fairtrade Premium which always has to be invested back in community projects.
Why we use organic cotton
Organic cotton is a natural fibre which is much softer than conventional cotton. This is because the fibres have not been broken down by harsh chemicals and pesticides. Using organic cotton benefits both cotton producers and the environment by avoiding these harmful chemical. Plus non-organic cotton cotton is a huge source of environmental pollution and uses thousands of chemicals which ends up in the very fabric that we put right next to our skin every day.
When you buy a Little Green Radicals piece you will always be buying an organic product where no harmful chemicals such as chlorine bleach, formaldehyde or dangerous dyes are used. This means our clothes are softer and better for babies and kids particularly those with allergies or eczema. Finally because our cotton has not been broken down with chemicals, our clothing will last much longer and always wash incredibly well.
So who actually makes our clothes?
Meet our team in India
Meet the wonderful Ankita & Punitha
Ankita and Punitha are our eyes and ears on the ground in India
and make sure each piece is beautifully produced.
They transform our sketches into real life garments, solve every problem,
keep everyone happy and always have a smile on their face….
What we would we do without them?
Meet Sukhendu – Our ‘Popper King!’
Babies and kids clothes always involve using alot of poppers so
Sukhendu is our ‘popper king’ and is in charge of making
sure each popper is placed correctly on each and every garment.
Sukhendu has been working with our factory
for over 8 years and is an invaluable member of our team.
Meet our ‘Finishing Team’
We at Little Green Radicals pride ourselves on our outstanding quality and
these wonderful ladies are part of our finishing team who ensure each and
every piece measures up to the Little Green Radicals standards of
consistency and quality.
Come behind the scenes…
Rainbow ribbons being carefully stitched onto our trousers.
Brand new raw fabrics ready to be made into our super soft dungarees, dresses and joggers..
Before & After!
This wonderful embroidery machine takes our artwork and
magically transforms it into hundreds of beautifully delicate embroideries
ready to be placed on T-Shirts, babygrows and more…