HARA the label

HARA, meaning green in Hindi, is a clothing label designed for you and our earth collectively. Consciously creating pieces that are soft and beautiful with sustainable and ethical practices at the core. We strive from seed to store to empower lives and rejuvenate the earth.
Manufacturing
HARA manufactures in their own factory.  All employees work under the Australian Textile, Clothing, Footwear and Associated Industries Award 2010 which entitles them to the right to a living wage and ensure that wages for a normal work week, not including overtime, shall always meet at least legal or industry minimum standards. Wages shall be sufficient to meet the basic needs and to provide some discretionary income.

Materials
HARA the label use bamboo material.

A few reasons why:
- No pesticides, insecticides or fertilisers are used in the growing
- Bamboo uses only rainwater to grow compared to cotton which uses up to 2700 litres of water for a single T-shirt
- New stems can be harvested again and again making bamboo one of the most sustainable raw materials in the world
      In order to produce high-quality bamboo fabric, a process must be used which uses a non-toxic solvent to break down the ‘woody’ bamboo pulp. Crushed bamboo is soaked in the solvent to produce cellulose. Once the cellulose fibre is made all of the water and solvent used in the process is filtered out and reused so the entire process is eco-friendly and done in a closed-loop system.
      There is some concern that the chemicals used are harmful, but when used responsibly it has absolutely no effect on the environment and workers’ health. It is routinely used in the processing of organic cotton into fibre and is approved by the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) and the Soil Association.  
      Dyes
      Every single piece they create is naturally plant dyed by HARA. Printing & dying the bamboo themselves in their warehouse in Melbourne, Australia. Natural dyes are not only beneficial for the earth but also for your skin. The combination of bamboo and natural dyes is our secret recipe for nourishing the skin and protecting the body.

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