About the Producer: Assisi
Assisi Garments is based in South India. Assisi Garments makes many of People Tree’s jersey pieces in soft organic and Fairtrade certified cotton, from yoga wear and essentials to printed tees.
Assisi Garments also spins the organic cotton at their recently opened Spinning factory. The organic cotton and the supply chain is Fairtrade and GOTS certified in India and is then transformed into beautiful garments.
The close partnership between People Tree and Assisi Garments meant that ours was the first supply chain entirely in the developing world to achieve the Soil Association Global Organic Textile Standards mark.
Founder Sr Vineetha expresses her thanks: “People Tree helped us to innovate and champion best business practices. Without this strong partnership, we could not achieve this. We’re supporting many families who earn their living making organic cotton clothing at Assisi Garments.”
What difference has Assisi made?
Assisi Garments is one of the first social businesses that People Tree worked with. Set up by Franciscan nuns, it started by providing training and employment for deaf and economically disadvantaged women. Assisi Garments invests in the community by supporting various social projects, including a cancer hospital and an AIDS rehabilitation centre in South India.