One thing always leads to another. That's Life! You try Yoga, you love it, you become a yogi. You try plant-based food; you dig it and you become a Vegan. So what's there to stop you to "go with the flow"; especially when it's leading to a purpose.
We came across Organic farming; it made an absolute sense; we came across Fair Trade practices - it was an epiphany as how things come together and to see how a decision can impact a product, a supply chain, the livelihoods & Lives - all across the board!
So in a nutshell... Stars were aligned! :)
While driving to Asbury Park for a beach day, we stopped (at the railroad crossing of Memorial Boulevard behind a car with a bumper sticker that read, "Relax! God is in charge!" That moment, clarity met passion and a purpose was born.
But had someone told me 5 years ago that I'll be an entrepreneur selling organic cotton clothes, I would laughed out loud mocking that fool.
But as fate would guide, we felt home to be a part of the spread-good-vibes movement and build a community of success-minded people who are committed to reaching their potential. We decided tees because they're such a great way to spot like-minded individuals. Wearing our values while inspiring others to think positively?
We chose Organic Farming, Sustainable Manufacturing & Social Responsibility, hence ORGANIC COTTON.
We and our suppliers believe in the right to a safe and healthy work environment, a living wage, a legally binding contract. The right to be free from discrimination and harassment, to join - or not to join - a union, to choose work freely. The right to fair and reasonable working hours. The right for children to go to school.
Social responsibility includes:
- No use of child labor
- No use of forced labor
- Safe and healthy working conditions
- Legal labor contracts
- Payment of living wage
- Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
- No discrimination against employees
- No excessive hours of work
We also realize that garment manufacturing industry has been tarnished for it's role in damaging the environment. So keeping that in mind we align towards industry standards of conserving energy and natural resources while following economical procedures that reduce the harsh environmental impact. Sustainable manufacturing not only helps the employee, but the product and the planet.
The clothes we offer are made of organic cotton or blends of organic cotton and bamboo or tencel but also our screen printing is done with water or soya based inks. Our packages arrive in biodegradable paper sleeves and weather-proof recycled plastic mailing bags.
Sustainability in every aspect is our motto.
Our quotes and designs are inspired by our Vegan, Yoga lifestyle and the life journey that we ourselves are going through.
And so we arrive at a Teeminder that is designed to remind empowered individuals of their limitless possibilities while also contributing to a cleaner planet. Do good. Feel good....
Best + Namaste
-Bethany and Anoop