Here Today Here Tomorrow takes a holistic approach to sustainability that celebrates diversity and recognizes that there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution.
Now in it's sixth season, our fair trade range include hand knitted 100% wool accessories, handwoven cotton womenswear and bags. These collections embody our continued commitment to sustainable design practices in the following ways:
We are very proud to work with artisans from the Association for Craft Producers (ACP) in Kathmandu. ACP is a not-for-profit fair trade organisation certified by the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO).
They provide opportunities for low income, primarily female artisans in 15 different districts of Nepal. Each product in our collections is handmade and provides the artisan who made it with economic and social support.
MULESING FREE WOOL
We only use 100% sheeps wool in our knitwear, a natural, warm, durable, biodegradable and highly sustainable fibre. Wool is also naturally antimicrobial, more colourfast and harder wearing than most fibres so these garments will last longer.
We choose to source wool where good animal welfare is practiced and our wool is certified mulesing-free. Mulesing is a controversial and cruel procedure carried out in many countries, in particular with merino sheep, to prevent an infection called flystrike. Our wool is sourced from New Zealand where this practise is effectively banned so we can ensure than more humane methods are used instead.
WATER USE & DYES
Nestled at the foot of the Himalayas, ACP takes careful and deliberate steps to preserve their local environment. This includes the use of an in-house waste water treatment plant which prevents any harmful effluent from entering local waterways.
The central Kathmandu workshops also make use of an innovative rainwater harvesting system which takes advantage of the abundance of water during the rainy season and reduces pressure on the local water demand during the dry season.
Our wool is dyed by ACP in Kathmandu using low chemical AZO-free dyes.