livbio is an organic clothing company, based in India, committed to change the way the textile industry functions. We make 100% Eco Friendly Clothing using organic cotton and dyed with rich natural herbs. We believe in offering end to end solutions to our clients, by implementing fair trade means for our farmers, suppliers, customers and environment.
Organic Cotton is produced without the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. The farmers use ingredients like Neem oil and agricultural wastes along with implementing natural methods like crop rotation, hand weeding, etc, which are completely harmless to the environment and to the people involved in the process of producing it. Using Organic Cotton saves more than 218 billion litres of water every year without impacting the biodiversity of the neighbouring areas. India manufactures 95% of organic cotton in the world. Hence we feel the urge to encourage people to support organic clothing to promote healthy environment.
Natural Dyeing is a Process of colouring fabrics using herbs like Turmeric, Madder, Pomegranate, indigo, etc that have multiple benefits for the human health and environment. The use of plants with medicinal and colouring properties is one of the most valuable gifts our ancestors have left us. We at livbio are committed to bring together these ancient methodologies with modern industrial techniques to create a sustainable manufacturing process.
In the last 20 years the production of clothing has increased by 60%. The process of such mass production has come at the cost of human health, environmental pollution and degradation of standards of living of labourers involved. We have identified the major issues of the entire supply chain process of textile industry that need immediate attention.
- According to Indian Government, a farmer commits suicide every 41 minutes due to financial burden laid by unfair trade practices.
- High Health hazards / High costs involved in Growing Genetically modified cotton.
- Soil Degradation.
- Forth coming generation of farmers is moving to other jobs because of Synthetic Fashion Revolution.
- Chemicals used in dying process are responsible for 17-20% global fresh water pollution
- Synthetic dyed clothes take approximately 200 years to decompose
- The apparel industry currently is responsible for 10% of global carbon emission, and remains the second largest industrial polluter, second only to oil.
- A single synthetic garment sheds 1900 individual plastic microfibers into the water supply.
- 70-100 million trees are destroyed every year for production of cellulose fabric such as rayon and modal
- There are roughly 40 million textile industry workers worldwide, the majority of whom make less than $3 a day.
- The UNICEF claims textile industry being one of the largest engager of child labourers.
- The chemical dyeing process makes these workers susceptible to nasal cancer, lung cancer, brain cancer and respiratory difficulties.
- There are usually no health and safety precautionary measures in most textile factories due to the need of low cost clothing.
- Skin Diseases and allergies are common problems happening to consumers wearing chemically dyed clothing
- An Average Customer spends 60% more on fast fashion clothing due to the changing trends of fashion.
- About 40% of an average customer’s clothes lie unused in their wardrobes.
- Chemically dyed undergarments increase the risk of skin and urinary infections
A small effort by us can change the way, how textile industry functions. We at livbio, have created a value chain to ensure that all our supply chain partners and end customers benefit through our initiatives that will help to make world a better place to live for all.
Buying clothing made out of organic cotton, would inspire more and more farmers to indulge in cultivation of it. This would protect the farmers from the health hazards of growing genetically modified cotton. The process will also make the land more fertile than before and help the farmers grow other crops in the Rabi season. At livbio we will ensure that fair wages are given to the farmers who are associated with us. In an effort to improve their living conditions as well as towards their education, we will also contribute 5% of our total revenue as our social responsibility.
Buying Clothes created from organic cotton would help us to control carbon emission levels. It will also improve the water quality of rivers in cities and villages and therefore enhancing the irrigation capabilities of states. Natural dyed clothing can be recycled and is also bio degradable, thus reducing the landfills globally. Organic garments help us protect the biodiversity and are a hope for a better and sustainable future.
Not only farmers, but we are committed to every person involved in the production process of our Organic Clothing that they are being paid as per fair trade wages. We make sure that we provide a healthy and safe working environment for our supply chain partners. Keeping a philanthropic approach, we would also help these supply chain partners in revamping their interest in extracting more out the clothing industries.
The herbs used in our natural dyeing process are therapeutic to the eye, mind and body; they make the clothes extra soft, smooth and good for transpiration. We follow a complete transparency system for the know-how of our clients regarding the dyes used, information on how our products were created and the benefits provided to our supply chain partners. Organic clothing would also stay with the end customers for a longer time, helping them save more and in return preventing them from producing lesser pollution.
Usage of Organic clothing not only improves the environment, but would be your method of giving back to the society. We offer Uniforms for schools as well as companies that have s. Uniforms could consists of T-Shirts, Shirts, Trousers, Blazer customized to match requirements of the students/staff or the company or school. Logos could be added as per requirement. Employees at corporate companies can be use livbio’s organic clothing in day-to-day life. It could be become a part of organisation’s attempt to give back to the society.