Indian Terrain leads sustainability in high street fashion with a Fairtrade Capsule

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  •  First high street brand in India to collaborate with Fairtrade India to offer a sustainable fashion line
  • Commits to sourcing over 50% of the brand’s collection through sustainable and responsible supply chains in the next three years

India, 20th October 2020:  Over the years, sustainable and responsible consumers are encouraging brands to demonstrate transparency and sustainability in their supply chains.

Reaffirming its 20 year commitment, to offer best-in-class quality products to customers and echoing the nation’s call of creating strong national brands, India’s leading menswear & Boys wear brand, Indian Terrain has joined forces with Fairtrade India to create an exclusive sustainable fashion line that protects the environment and empowers Fairtrade farmers in Gujarat.

With the social and environmental footprint of fashion getting bigger it is becoming increasingly important for brands to drive change. Indian Terrain recognizes its role in making sustainable fashion more mainstream. The commitment to become India’s first High street brand to launch a Fairtrade capsule is a step in this direction. The Fairtrade labelled collection/capsule by Indian Terrain means that social and environmental sustainability standards have been followed at the farms and factories that make the collection/capsule. It means that – farmers have access to a fair price for their produce, no harmful pesticides were used, child labour was prohibited, and that the environment was protected while making these clothes.

Commenting on the association, Mr. Charath Narsimhan, Managing Director, Indian Terrain Fashions Limited said, “The world of fashion as we know it has been evolving and becoming more eco-conscious for a while now. There is a growing deliberation among consumers to adapt a more sustainable living. We have taken another step towards sustainability, by addressing these growing imperatives of trust, sustainability and quality through our association with Fairtrade India, thus becoming India’s first high street brand to create a product line exclusively made with Fairtrade cotton, sourced from farmers in the Surendranagar District of Gujarat.”

He further added, “Going forward we intend to produce over 50% of our entire portfolio with Fairtrade cotton, recycled cotton, recycled polyester and organic & natural fibers such as bamboo, hemp, sourced consciously and sustainably over the next three years. We will work with certified suppliers and highlight the traceability of the raw materials used, to ensure supply chain partners are aligned with our objectives. We will also extend the sustainability initiative to other processes through bio-degradable packaging and product circularity.”

Mr. Abhishek Jani, CEO, Fairtrade India said, “While the global fashion industry is reeling from the effects of CoViD-19, Indian Terrain has boldly taken a stand to promote sustainability. With the launch of their Fairtrade collection, not only is Indian Terrain demonstrating their deep commitment to the planet and to the vulnerable communities in their supply chains but also reassuring the Indian cotton farmers that they will find a market for their products and will receive a fair price. Brands and businesses operating in the fashion industry must recognize their role in either perpetuating the cycle of pollution and exploitation or becoming agents of positive change and social empowerment. Commitment of greater sustainability in cotton from a big domestic brand like Indian Terrain paves the way for future development projects in these farming communities and shines a ray of hope that the fashion industry can decide to come out of the pandemic with deeper commitments to environmentally and socially responsible fashion”

Indian Terrain embarked on its sustainable journey with the launch of its exclusive Earth Khaki product line, launched as a part of its SS20 collection. The entire collection is dyed with naturally obtained pigments. This journey will progress through the launch of the sustainable product line with Fairtrade India, currently available in select stores and on https://www.indianterrain.com/.

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ABOUT INDIAN TERRAIN FASHIONS LIMITED:

Indian Terrain Fashions Ltd. [BSE: 533329 | NSE: INDTERRAIN] is one of India’s leading men’s & boys wear brand offering a complete range of casual wear and sportswear. Having opened its first store in September 2000, the company was listed in 2011, following a demerger from its parent company. The range of men’s apparel includes shirts, trousers, t-shirts, shorts, sweaters, jackets, and denims. In September 2015, company introduced a brand called “Indian Terrain BOY”. The collection has been designed for boys between the ages of 4 and 16 years the categories offered include shirts, t-Shirts, trousers, shorts, winter-wear and denims. With a turnover of over ₹500 Crore, the company today retails across the country through 1000+ Multi Brand Outlets, 400+ doors of Large Format Stores, 160+ Exclusive Brand Outlets, and is available through key e-commerce platforms as well.

Website link: https://www.indianterrain.com/

About Fairtrade India:

Fairtrade is a global movement that aims to protect the environment and empower the farmers and workers who grow and make our food and clothes. Fairtrade works with smallholder-farmers to implement better social and environmental practices and connects these farming communities to businesses committed to greater sustainability. Thus, by connecting brands to farmers Fairtrade offers an opportunity for businesses to use trade for change by creating Fairtrade Labelled products. A product

labelled Fairtrade informs the consumers that certain social and environmental sustainability standards are being adhered to in the making of that product. In this way, consumers can choose more responsibly and can bring transformative change to farming communities. Fairtrade India hopes to create awareness about the impact our everyday choices have on the life behind the barcode. Fairtrade India works on a program funded by the European Union to promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production.

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Mr. Charath Narsimhan, Managing Director, Indian Terrain Fashions Limited.