SUSTAINABILITY


Welcome to WEST ESSENTIAL // The brand with ethics and sustainability at the centre of every decision. 

Our Range:

Made exclusively from Organic Indian Cotton, West Essential apparel is produced with the earth in mind. The entire production process is controlled and certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). This means your apparel is free from harmful substances, certified 'organic' and the labour involved in producing your garment was fair and controlled by strict standards.

Our Manufacturer:

West. Essential apparel is manufactured by a Verified Ethical Factory in Tamil Nadu, Southern India, produced solely by renewable green energy from solar and wind power. 
The state of the art facility is one of the leading manufactures for social and environmentally friendly practices.
GOTS (the strictest certification for textiles made from organic fibres) track the entire chain of production from farm to factory: from harvesting of the cotton, weaving of fibres, assembly of items, to the final product. GOTS also ensures compliance with the labour standards of the International Labour Organisation throughout the chain of production.
100% of the factory production undergoes annual audits to comply with the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) Code of Labour Practices. Some of this practices include:
      • No use of child labour
      • No use of forced labour
      • Safe and healthy working conditions
      • Legal labour contracts
      • Payment of living wage
      • No discrimination against employees
      • No excessive hours of work
Find out more about the Fair Wear Foundation here

PACKAGING AND DELIVERY:

1. SWING TAGS
Our swing tags used on all garments are made from post-consumer recycled paper 
    2. COMPOSTABLE POSTAGE SATCHELS:
    • Shipping Mailers made from corn starch
    • Using vegetable based mailers reduces plastic waste
    • Certified to breakdown within 180 days in home compost and 90 days in commercial compost
    3. 100% CARBON NEUTRAL DELIVERY:
    Being carbon neutral means that your net release of CO2e into the atmosphere is zero.
    • Shipping Partner: Sendle
    • Sendle calculates the highest amount of carbon that could be generated by any given parcel send
    • Sendle then applies that number to initiatives focused on regenerating natural ecosystems
    • By doing so, Sendle deliveries have a net carbon footprint of ZERO.

    Shop our range of sustainable apparel & know you're going good


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