Dhana practices Fair Trade and ethical practices while sourcing our materials through partners that adopt sustainable practices including fair trade certified factory Mandala Apparel. Dhana Inc. values ethical and sustainable business practices, evident through our commitment to and collaboration with partnering organizations. Dhana is a Certified B Corporation, a Green America GOLD Certified business, and certified by Fairtrade International.
Dhana is a founding partner of SOURCE, the Ethical Fashion Forum Fellowship 500 network. We commit to giving 5% of revenues back to our planet and communities such as Climate Ride, Kiddo!, and B Lab.
Dhana's Five Defining Values Ingrained in the Spirit of Our Culture and Brand:
- Commitment to honor all the people along the way behind our clothes
- Celebrate the natural resources and environment that enable our designs, styles and collection
- Communicate how we do business through transparency and accountability
- Compassion for all life on earth and in the being a force for good
- Conscious behavior to ensure that our actions have a positive impact on people and planet
What is Fairtrade
Fairtrade, led by Fairtrade America in the United States, is an independent, third party certification organization, which works in partnership with more than 1.5 million producers in developing countries. Our mission is to secure decent working conditions, fair prices, and better terms of trade. In this way, producers are empowered to improve their social, environmental and economic sustainability.
Fairtrade requires that companies pay fair prices. We also work hard to level out the inequalities of global trade as we know it, which traditionally discriminates against the world’s poorest and most vulnerable.
Through Fairtrade, farmers and workers take control and build sustainable futures for themselves, their families, and their communities.
Find out more at Fair Trade America
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About Fairtrade and Cotton
Cotton is the most important crop in the world’s textile industry, and has history as the globe’s oldest commercial crop.
Countries in Africa and Central and West Asia rely on cotton as a major export. In Burkina Faso, for instance, it accounts for almost 60% of export revenues.
Life is hard for cotton farmers in developing countries, such as China and India. Up to 100 million households are directly involved in cotton production, and 300 million people work in the sector - from farm laborers, to ginners, to truck drivers.
Cotton farmers face many challenges, including the impacts of climate change, low selling prices for seed cotton and competition from highly subsidized cotton grown in developed countries like the United States.
Fairtrade standards for cotton were developed in order to highlight the struggles that these farmers face. Through the Fairtrade Minimum Price and Premium mechanisms, we work together with cotton producers to develop more resilient and democratic organizations that benefit from greater income stability.
For consumers, this means the ability to better make ethical clothing choices.
What is a B Corporation?
Dhana Inc. is proud to be a Certified B Corporation. B Corps represent for-profit companies that have been certified by the nonprofit, B Lab, meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. More than 1,600 B Corps from 42 countries are unified in their efforts to redefine success in business.
Dhana was founded by Shamini Dhana in 2008 and is currently headquartered in Sausalito, California