eocas + india   17

Pure Waste
Intro by WOMB:
"Their practice involves using only fabrics coming 100% from recycling. They stick to barely a couple of Nordic colours along greys, blues and blacks, as they use zero dyes - the colour palette of the clothing simply depends entirely on the colours of the dead stock materials that they happen to use for a given collection and how they mix them with each other. The garments of Pure Waste are produced in India, in a factory that they own, which ensures high level of control and keeping themselves informed about the process of production. That way, they stay assured that no un-sustainable practices are present, and that their fabrics don’t get mixed with others accidentally (which is often the case with, for example, organic cotton production sites, where organic cotton often gets tangled with regular one)."

From Finland.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Brand  Recycling  sustainablefashion  sustainablecompany  Finland  up-cycling  india  Transparency  dyeing  eco_brand 
january 2019 by eocas
Nurtch - Platform to write interactive runbooks for incident response
About:
"Nurtch is an internal documentation platform based on Jupyter Notebooks. It’s used by teams to write executable runbooks for quick incident response. Notebook supports markdown text, images, executable code, and output all within the single document served in a browser.
[...]
While Nurtch is great for storing runbooks, it’s also suitable to share any internal documentation within team. You can write onboarding guides, retrieve metrics, automate walk-up requests and such. This documentation is split into two sections:

1. Nurtch Platform
We talk about the actual Jupyter UI that’s used to write, edit and execute Notebooks. We provide ability to search documents, publish them to S3, store credentials, add team members to Nurtch etc.

2. Rubix Library
Rubix ™ is a Python library that simplifies common DevOps actions by leveraging infrastructure APIs. Simply put, we abstract the complexity of communicating with AWS/Kubernetes/<Your favourite tool> APIs."

By Amit Rathi from New Delhi who also does the Jupyter Notebook Diff platform ReviewNB.

HAG
Startupinthecloud  devops  sysAdmin  Systems_Management  Python  Automation  Documentation  API  Virtualization  Collaboration  Guideline  opensource  india  Platform  Service_Provider  support 
october 2018 by eocas
Auroville
About:
"Auroville is a universal township in the making for a population of up to 50,000 people from around the world.

The concept of Auroville - an ideal township devoted to an experiment in human unity - came to the Mother as early as the 1930s. In the mid 1960s the concept was developed and put before the Govt. of India, who gave their backing and took it to the General Assembly of UNESCO. In 1966 UNESCO passed a unanimous resolution commending it as a project of importance to the future of humanity, thereby giving their full encouragement.

The purpose of Auroville is to realise human unity – in diversity. Today Auroville is recognised as the first and only internationally endorsed ongoing experiment in human unity and transformation of consciousness, also concerned with - and practically researching into - sustainable living and the future cultural, environmental, social and spiritual needs of mankind.
[...]
The Aurovilians come from some 49 nations, from all age groups (from infancy to over eighty, averaging around 30), from all social classes, backgrounds and cultures, representing humanity as a whole. The population of the township is constantly growing, but currently stands at around 2,500 people, of whom approx one-third are Indian.
[...]
A 109-hectare area to the north of the Peace Area, the Industrial Zone, a zone for "green" industries, is focused on Auroville's efforts towards a self-supporting township. It will contain small and medium-scale industries, training centres, arts and crafts, and the city's administration.
[...]
The city area with a radius of 1.25 km. will be surrounded by a Green Belt of 1.25 km width. As a zone for organic farms, dairies, orchards, forests, and wildlife areas, this belt will act as a barrier against urban encroachment, provide a variety of habitats for wildlife, and serve as a source for food, timber, medicines etc. and as a place for recreation.

Presently an area of 405 hectares, the Green Belt - though incomplete - stands as an example of successful transformation of wasteland into a vibrant eco-system. Its further planned extension with an additional 800 hectares will make it into a remarkable demonstration site for soil and water conservation, ground water recharge, and environmental restoration."

HAG
Agrachina  Permaculture  india  Sustainability  farm  Ecosystem  ecological  Ecology  Rural_Development  Environment  environmentalism  Philosophy  sustainable  sustainablecompany  community  Organic  Organic_Farm  Organic_Education  Craftsmanship  GreenArchitecture 
january 2018 by eocas
Organic Cotton Accelerator (OCA)
About:
"Focuses on creating a prosperous organic cotton sector that benefits everyone—from farmer to consumer.
[...]
At OCA, we take a unique approach to our work that focuses upon farmer-level impact. We do not just seek to increase the organic cotton supply, but to grow demand for organic cotton that has been produced in a way that strengthens the business case for farmers. By rewarding the right practices on the ground, our work catalyses a wider chain reaction that goes beyond positive change at farm-level and creates opportunities for all in organic cotton.
[...]
As an accelerator, we unite those who are committed to being part of the change in organic cotton. Together with our market-driven interventions that are designed to be self-sustaining and scalable in the long-run, we build on existing initiatives, mobilize others into action and create shared opportunities across the supply chain."

Also seed breeding programs and providing platforms to share knowledge, best practices and lessons learned in the sector.

HAG
Agrachina  NGO_NPO  Netherlands  Organic  Cotton  Organic_Agriculture  Organic_Certification  Organic_Education  Sustainability  Investor_Relations  Fundraising  Training  Seeds  india  SupplyChain  Marketing  Knowledge  farmers_livelihod  Ecosystem 
january 2018 by eocas
Today's Fight for the Future of Fashion - Is there room for fast fashion in a Beautiful China?
Report summary:
"Water risks faced by the global fashion industry against a backdrop of a Beautiful China “where the sky is blue, the land is green and the water runs clear”. Also explored are opportunities and the “future of fashion”.

Key risks and opportunities covered in the brief are:

Dirty thirsty fashion: a clear target in ‘Beautiful China’;
Short-term risks: Water Ten Plan;
Stricter enforcement: new environmental law & policies;
Long-term risks: high raw material exposure, soil clean-up & ‘Made In China 2025’;
High reputational risk: continued NGO pressure & the new Chinese consumer;
Brand rankings on sustainability: leaders & laggards; and
The future of fashion: closing the loop & who can help.
There are clear short and long term business & financial impacts for the global fashion industry in a Beautiful China, but opportunities are also abound. Get updated and on top of these and find out what this means for OEMS and brands now!"

HAG
fashion  textile  China  sustainability  research  environment  Pollution  Legal  cotton  India  leather  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Agrachina  Manufacturing  NGO_NPO  Fashionmeetsorganic 
august 2016 by eocas
Farming Systems Comparison in the Tropics
About:
"Project implemented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), aims to establish a scientific basis for discussions on the performance and potential of conventional and organic agricultural production systems in the tropics. It has been running since 2007. In Kenya, India and Bolivia long-term farming systems comparison field trials have been established in concert with participatory on-farm research on technology development, focusing on a different cropping system in each country."

Media release from 201607:
"Organic agriculture improves profitability and soil fertility in Kenya - First results from a long-term study in Kenya show the potential of organic farming to improve the soil fertility and economic profitability compared to the conventional approach.

The positive impacts of organic agriculture on productivity and profitability, soil fertility, plant health, biodiversity, resource use efficiency and climate change mitigation have already been established under temperate environments (e.g. DOK-trial ). Though, these facts are yet to be proven under tropical conditions and SysCom project aims to fill this knowledge gap by evaluating the performance of different farming systems over long-term. The first results after 6 years of cultivation in Kenya show the strong potential of organic and emphasize the need to continue observing the performance in mid and long-term."

More: www.systems-comparison.fibl.org/fileadmin/images/subdomains/syscom/News/SysCom_Kenya_Info.pdf

Funded by: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (DEZA), Liechtenstein Development Service, Coop Sustainability Fund, Biovision Foundation.

HAG
research  Africa  Kenya  Bolivia  india  Research_Analytics_Organic  Research_Institutes  Switzerland  Sustainability  Organic  Organic_Agriculture  Organic_Farming  Organic_Food_Project  Organic_food  organic_education  farming  farmers_livelihod  technology  Soil  Soil_Conditions  Plant_Protection  biodiversity  climatechange  Cultivation  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
july 2016 by eocas
KORRA (Goodpeople Clothing Company Pvt. Ltd.)
Handmade custom raw selvedge craft jeans brand from India. They claim 100% organic cotton and dyed with natural indigo.

Custom fitting business model > custom pattern:
"One time Charge of 2X List Price. All future orders at the listed price."

https://korra.in/blogs/news/70538565-korra-how-to-measure-in-10-steps

Retail price of only around RMB 300 (USD 50) containing transparent workmanship costs of only around RMB 60 (USD 10).

HAG
India  cotton  denim  jeans  brand  sustainable  fashion  Customization  handmade  recycling  Business_Planning  indiedesign  natural  Eco  dying  apparel  Organic  Made-to-Order  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
may 2016 by eocas
How Luxury Travel Is Changing the Fashion Industry
Excerpts:
"current Chinese trends are leaving luxury products behind to focus on luxury experiences. “The new luxury is not buying a branded bag, it’s swimming with dolphins, hiking mountains, visiting far-flung, amazing places—and then sharing the images on your phone.” This desire for authenticity—and people’s need to derive it from and share it with other communities of people—also explains the soaring popularity of ventures such as Airbnb.
[...]
Luxury brands need to focus on creating one-of-a-kind, immersive experiences that tie into purchases.
[...]
Brands need to do more to come alive not only digitally, but also in their flagship stores across the world, offering curated and exclusive experiences to the well-heeled and worldly.
[...]
Example Burberry:
The bags, the trench coats, the shoes—they’re practically souvenirs. Of course, it must all be made into compelling content—print, video, digital—but the essence is not online. It is intimate, bespoke, authentic—all key terms in the luxury travel industry.
[...]
Studies about Millennals generation indicate that ‘stuff’ is unimportant; they value access over ownership. "

When reading about these "multiple short trips all through the year, as well as extending business trips into leisure getaways", one wonders about the eco-aspect, the resulting pollution (airplane, taxis, ...) that greys the environmental foodprint.

Editorial by VOGUE India Chief Editor.

HAG
travel  luxury  Lifestyle  Marketing  Market_Report  Business_Planning  Customization  Fashion  Politics  India  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Consumerism  Fashionmeetsorganic 
april 2016 by eocas
Apparel Resources
About:
"News, features, analysis, retail & sourcing trends of the apparel and textile industry and also a sourcing platform for the textile value chain that connects you to partners. [...] nearly two decades of deep understanding and insightful penetration into the textile and garment industry [...] Our print verticals are magazines under the title of Apparel Online, India; Apparel Online Bangladesh; StitchWorld and FFT Magazine. Resource Guide, the annual trims and embellishment guide is considered a bible for sourcing in the industry." HAG
news  newspaper  research  magazine  Market_Report  Marketing  India  textile  sourcing  accessories  trims  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Manufacturing  Fashionmeetsorganic 
april 2016 by eocas
Tiger Global
About: "Tiger Global manages hedge funds and private equity funds by investing in local and global public and private equity markets. The firm primarily focuses its investments in China, Southeast Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. In addition to having headquarters in New York, it has offices in Beijing, China and Mumbai, India.". Invested for example in Youku or Dubai-based e-commerce giant SOUQ. HAG
Investor_relations  Venture_Capital  Singapore  China  india  e-commerce  import_agrachina  Agrachina  usa 
march 2016 by eocas
Norwest Venture Partners
About: "From seed to late stage, we make venture investments in the U.S., India, and Israel, across a wide range of sectors. [...] Growth Equity - Minority and control investments in rapidly growing, profitable businesses that are market leaders across the technology, consumer/retail, healthcare, and services sectors. [...] Enterprise & SaaS, Cloud & IT, Internet & Consumer, Services, Healthcare [...] $6 billion in capital and have funded more than 575 companies since inception. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Norwest has subsidiaries in San Francisco, New York, Mumbai and Bengaluru, India and Herzelia, Israel." HAG
Venture_Capital  Investor_relations  Israel  india  import_agrachina  Agrachina  usa 
february 2016 by eocas
Mila Fair Trade Clothing
Indian factory who says they are not only good in organic and fair trade, but also that they manage to document their work conditions reliable and transparent. HAG
India  Fair_Trade  Organic_Certification  sustainablecompany  organic  cotton  Manufacturing  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
november 2015 by eocas
Kuyichi Social Report 2014
Written by Kuyichi and approved by Fair Wear Foundation. Content index: SUMMARY: GOALS & ACHIEVEMENTS 2014 1. SOURCING STRATEGY 2. MONITORING AND REMEDIATION 3. COMPLAINTS HANDLING 4. TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING 5. INFORMATION MANAGEMENT 6. TRANSPARENCY & COMMUNICATION 7. STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT 8. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY APPENDICES Excerpt: "In 2014, 90% of Kuyichi’s collection was produced using Class A, B and C fibres (MADE-BY Benchmark). In addition, Kuyichi did not use any conventional cotton within its collection, but instead used organic (Class B) or recycled cotton (Class A). Organic cotton was used in the majority of Kuyichi’s collection, accounting for 87% of total fibre use. Organic cotton production demands a radical change in production practices, processing and manufacturing systems. Organic cotton is 100% pesticide free. Pesticides pollute soil and water, killing wildlife and harming communities." HAG
sustainability  sustainable  fashion  sustainablecompany  Netherlands  Fair_Trade  sourcing  Manufacturing  Turkey  Tunisia  China  india  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Germany  CSR_Corporate-Social-Responsibility  Fashionmeetsorganic 
november 2015 by eocas
Global Fashion Group
Created in Sweden, is the group focusing on emerging markets with their sales platforms Dafiti (Latin America), Jabong (India), Lamoda (Russia and CIS), Namshi (Middle East) and Zalora (South East Asia and Australia). HAG
E-Commerce  sweden  Brazil  india  Russia  Middle_East  Australia  Singapore  Multi-brand  Shop  online_shop  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
july 2015 by eocas
Eco-friendly Fabrics, Clothing, Fashion & furnishing from Moral Fibre ...
Hand spun, hand woven fabrics from India with a low carbon footprint. Including organic cotton, wool, peace silk blends, natural dyes and printing. (India)
SLG
fabrics  eco  textile  india  handmade  sustainability  supplier  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
october 2012 by eocas
Aura Herbal Wear- Home Page
GOTS certified manufacturer of naturally dyed organic textile fabrics and garments (India)

SLG
clothing  green  india  herbal  dyeing  fabrics  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Textile  Fashionmeetsorganic 
october 2012 by eocas

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