why Nimboo made thegoodedit
Offcuts are used for gift packaging, recycled sarees are used to create beautiful placemats and discarded Indian temple flowers are used to naturally dye fabrics
By women’s co-operatives across India – supporting women with increased wages and ethical working conditions
Organic cotton, linen and silk (which is also cruelty free) are the materials used by Nimboo, along with natural dyes for colouring
Handmade, heart made
When Nimboo’s founder, Indian born Saurabh Mahajan, made Paris his home he was inspired by the celebration of the everyday – in food, culture, wine and architecture. However, his strongest influence in life came from his grandparents, who’s humble journey as farmers in Northern Punjab saw them making the most of meagre resources, re-using what they could and taking lessons from nature. Saurabh celebrates these values and Nimboo support Indian communities who produce their beautiful textiles, using waste temple flowers to naturally dye fabrics, recycling sarees and only weaving organic fabrics to create luxury items that hold true to the values that are so important to them.
Guided by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s – read more about them here) Nimboo works hard to create a business that is good for people and planet.
Supporting women, in particular, is core to Nimboo and they support local maker communities across India. They partner with expert organisations, such as Sasha, Women Weave and others to offer sustainable employment opportunities to rural and disadvantaged women across India. Working with these talented craftswomen, Nimboo can create the beautiful products you see here – while empowering communities, providing better working environments and incomes.
Transparency is key for Nimboo, and they provide full details of their supply chain, encouraging questions and discussion. Their partnership with 1% For The Planet ensures that at least 1% of all revenue is given back to social and environmental causes.
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