Torju: Our sustainable, ethical and eco-friendly label by cleverLABrory | Oct 16, 2018 | Design, Lab Family Inspired by the natural, raw beauty of our hometown, Torju is committed to create quality, timeless fashion for environmentally and ethically-aware Australian women. Focused on transparency and sustainable manufacturing, Torju is a fashion brand with a social and environmental conscience. Using organic fabrications, it is committed to only partner with like-minded suppliers who implement both ethical and sustainable manufacturing processes. Torju is a fashion brand with a social and environmental conscience and is committed to only partner with like-minded suppliers who implement ethical and sustainable manufacturing processes. Torju’s main manufacturing partner implements eco-friendly production processes such as: * Reusing trims of materials * Conserving water by recycling all waste water and collecting rain water. * Installing a solar plant that supplies solar power to the whole factory. * Up-cycling left over fabric to create new products. Torju’s manufacturing partner supports the local TEARS organisation (Train, Educate and Rehabilitate Socially), which provides education for mentally handicapped children. Residual fabric cut-offs collected during the manufacturing process are donated to TEARS for the students to use to weave durries and carpets. It is also a globally recognised fair-trade manufacturer, meeting strict criteria by FLOCERT. FLOCERT has set a global benchmark for businesses to ensure supply chains are built on fair practices to help producers, traders and brands become truly sustainable and fair for all parties. Torju’s manufacturer proudly pays the cotton price set by The Fair Trade Organisation which includes a premium that goes towards projects within their local community. Importantly, Torju’s manufacturer is GOTS and OEKO-TEX certified – meeting strict guidelines in all of their manufacturing processes. 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 and requires compliance with social criteria as well. Only textile products that contain a minimum of 70% organic fibres can become GOTS certified. OEKO-TEX® is a worldwide certification system which guarantees consistent and independent testing. It enables consumers and companies to protect our planet by making responsible decisions.