The Journey of Bhumi Products from "Seed To Shelf"
Posted on March 07 2020
The Bhumi Organic Cotton Journey
"Seed to Shelf” refers to Bhumi’s ability to follow the entire ethical and environmentally responsible supply chain from farmers planting the organic cotton crop, to the dyes used to colour the cotton fabric all the way to the finished products available on the shelf (or delivered to your door). We have captured the entire process on video with our teams in Australia and India and are sharing with you the abbreviated version.
🙏 A big thank you to the team, who work together behind the scenes to ensure all Bhumi products are -
✅ Certified Organic
✅ Ethically made in Fairtrade factories
✅ Non Toxic
✅ Transparent from "Seed to Shelf"
👣 Carbon Neutral
At Bhumi all of our cotton is organically grown and produced as nature intended without the use of any toxic chemicals. Organic cotton farmers use environmentally sustainable systems that maintain and replenish the fertile soil, promote biodiversity and natural pest control. Natural fertilisers such as animal manure and compost are used that recycle the nitrogen within the soil. The factories run on solar and wind power and all water used is collected monsoon rainfall. We only use and will only ever use GOTS certified fairtrade organic cotton for there to be a positive impact from “seed to shelf” on humanity and the environment. Being strict in our certification ensures that along the whole supply chain there are no GM seeds, no harmful chemicals, insecticides and pesticides, no toxic dyes, bleaches or finishes, no child labour, fair wages and safe working conditions.
Overall, this results in having the lowest environmental impact, a deep sense of social justice with fair trade practices and also the purest and softest cotton, that is resilient and gentle on our skin.
At Bhumi we are firmly committed to providing ethical alternatives for sustainable luxurious living. We are seeing a rise in the number of people with skin sensitivities, allergies and reactions to dyes and fabrics. We are thrilled to be able to provide people with beautiful healthy alternatives that protect and nurture not hurt and destroy.
All Bhumi products are made from Fairtrade Cotton and adhere to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and dyed using water based GOTS approved dyes, which are free from AZO dyes, toxic chlorine bleach, toxic heavy metals, toxic formaldehyde, toxic aromatic solvents with no toxic colour fasteners to artificially lock in the colour with chemicals.
All of our products are made with love for the Earth and Her People.
It is time for change. We strongly believe that knowledge brings power. Power brings choice. Choice brings change. Change for the better – for the earth and for humanity.
About the Author: Vinita is the Founder of Bhumi Organic Cotton and passionate about an Earth Life Balance