Location: Tiruppur, India
Certified by: Fairtrade, GOTS
Number of employees: 100 (65% women, 35% men)
Last visit: January 2020
Reacher Apparels is our main supplier for heavy knits garments made in organic cotton. A small business with over 15 years experience in the clothing industry. They started working with certified organic cotton back in 2009, and today 80% of their cotton production is organic. The yarn is sourced at our other supplier Armstrong Spinning Mills, which is powered by renewable energy. Reacher Apparels are reusing up to 95% of the wastewater in the dyeing unit.
Reacher Apparels invests in social programs for the employees, such as financing medical insurance. They're paying living wages to their workers which are higher than the minimum wages of Industrial benchmark described by Indian Labour. This allow them to cover all their living expenses.
“Reacher are long-term partners who have a great interest and knowledge in low-impact clothing production. Reacher is one of our smallest and most flexible suppliers and that enables us to connect them with many other brands that we want to help on their sustainable journey.” - Karin Veghed, Head of production, DEDICATED
Read more about the certificates Here.