The Rajlakshmi Cotton Mills (RCM)
Location: Noida, India
Certified by: Fairtrade (FLO ID 4512), GOTS (ITS-GOTS-C-?), WRAP Gold (WRAP#128650)
Number of employees: Floor staff 1785 (80% Men, 20% Women) Admin: 97 (78%% Men, 12% Women)
Last visit: March 2023
RCM is our supplier for organic and Fairtrade cotton jerseys, some of our TENCELTM Lyocell Woven dresses, and other more innovative fiber mixes. It was evident from our first meeting that we shared the same vision for the fashion industry. Founded in 1934, RCM is now committed to fully preferred materials because they believe in the advantages low-impact fibers have, their main focus being Fairtrade and organic certified cotton, and not only because they see it as a business opportunity.
Working mainly with sustainable brands, RCM understands our quality and material requirements. From traceability of the fabric to responsible sourcing of new materials, all combined with transparent communication, RCM is an ideal partner to develop our collections.
“From the start of our collaboration, working with RCM was very inspiring. They have a long experience in textile manufacturing but also in sourcing fabrics in which we also believe. Thanks to them, we were able to start working with farming programs that we thought would be unreachable for our brand size. It is truly a win-win relationship.”
Karin Veghed, Head of Production and Design.
Read more about the certificates here.