It's important to understand where the items you buy are coming from, which is why I ensure to have an excellent relationship with my suppliers so I can communicate the right information and continue to learn.
Bare Kind bamboo socks are sourced from a 3rd generation family-run factory in Istanbul. This is a fully SEDEX and BSCI audited factory, which tells me that there are only workers over the age of 18 working there and they are on fair wages and hours.
The fibre itself comes with a multitude of certifications such as OEKO-TEX which ensures the dyes used are non toxic.
The socks are shipped over on a lorry where possible, rather than a plane, which emits far less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
I am currently working on a project to offset all of Bare Kind's past emissions, and become carbon neutral going forward as a standard - more to be released on this soon!
Bamboo is becoming a popular fabric choice. It is faster growing and has larger yields than standard sources for fibres, not to mention the physical benefits you receive from the product - incredibly soft, moisture-wicking and anti-bacterial. The second-hand option is usually the most sustainable option at hand, but with socks there is less of a market for this, so where possible, you should buy high-quality products you know are going to last.
All packaging is recyclable, read on via the following link to find out more about all my packaging choices.
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