Pure Pod has worked for the last 13 years with a small group of highly skilled local manufacturers, printers, machinists, pattern makers and cutters. Small Australian family businesses like ours, hard working and ethically run. We are passionate about supporting our local Australian industry and looking after the wonderful people who make, print and cut our clothing. Sadly, many of our lovely makers are now retiring. We still have a few makers we work with in Australia and make beautiful high quality hand printed and hand made garments. We cherish every day with them and are constantly learning from their deep knowledge of garment construction and printing.
Leo - Tailor, Canberra
We love Leo. he makes our small run tailored woven garments in sampling and small production runs and often customer one off orders. His knowledge in the garments industry is enormous and he teaches us new things everyday when we work in his studio. He understands the drape of textiles and how it should be cut well to sit on the body perfectly.
He often rings me early most mornings and questions me with what I am doing and where I am and why aren't I there yet ! It always makes me laugh..... as if I am not doing anything and just relaxing in the sunshine ..... ;)
Once he fully retires we will be lost without him!
Fairtrade FLO & GOTS Certified - Indian
The cotton is grown around Gujarat, Northern India and also sourced from a cooperative in Madhya Pradesh. The rest from the textile-to-garment is made in Tirupur, Southern India, by a small family-owned business co-funded by a German company.
They are eco friendly and ethical in their production from seed through to the finished product, with a strong emphasis on supporting local workers, farmers and everyone involved in the making our Pure Pod collection.
Their work flow is focused on minimiseing the impact and creating a small carbon footprint in the whole process from the planted organic cotton seed - to the fabric - to the finished garment. The service providers (spinning, knitting, dye works) are situated within a radius of 40km, keeping CO2 emissions to a minimum.
The Fairtrade (FLO) system offers an alternative to conventional trade by guaranteeing a minimum price which gives people in developing countries the opportunity to improve their lives and plan for their future. Additionally, producers receive a premium payment to invest in their business or local community.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain.
Fair payment and good working conditions provide workers with a good appreciation of their work, this in return gives us a beautifully made product.
The latest collection has been hand screen printed in the factory with low impact inks. Later we might do hand block printing, embroideries and yardage printing.
Our new partners Zenana Women
Zenana Women is about sustainable textiles, a social enterprise partnership between workers in India and designers. Zenana Women work beside women from the slums of a small city in India towards reducing their burden of poverty through stable employment. They aspire to the standards of fair trade, including fairly paid work, good working conditions, opportunities for education and training, and care for the environment. They are proud to be endorsed as a Fair Trader of Australia. They have made our beautifully hand crafted Lucknow Peplums and hand embroidered Zen dress.