Our makers

Pure Pod has worked for the last 9 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.

 Anne Leon - textile artist, Byron Bay

 

 

Leo - pattern cutter and tailor, Canberra

Our latest Pure Pod range of Fair Trade (FLO) and organic (GOTS) certified cotton apparel 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 minimising 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.

Read more about MILA Fair Trade Clothing.