A sangha is a community of friends practicing the dharma together in order to bring about and to maintain awareness.
I also include elements that are not human in the sangha.
The trees, water, air, birds, and so on can all be members of our sangha
- Thich Nhat Hanh.
When we say, “I take refuge in the sangha,” it's not a statement, it's a practice.
Southsea Sangha Clothing Co. strives to embody humane and ethical practice, mindful of our impact on our environment and the well-being of workers.
CLIMATE CONSCIOUS + ORGANIC + ETHICAL
1. CARBON MINDFUL...
Southsea Sangha are committed to carbon reduction and climate mindful practice.
We support and use EarthPositive branding which means all our apparel products have a guaranteed low carbon footprint.
EarthPositive Apparel is 100% organic with 90% reduced CO2 emissions.
The carbon footprint was calculated and certified by the Carbon Trust Certifications.
The low CO2 guarantee is achieved by a combination of low-impact organic farming, efficiency in manufacturing and transportation, and the use of renewable energy instead of the fossil fuel based grid electricity.
It has been calculated that a single EarthPositive T Shirt saves around 7 kilograms of CO2, and a hoody saves up to 28 kgs of greenhouse gases.
These are actual reductions achieved in the manufacturing, without any carbon offsetting.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres.
This includes ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.
Our suppliers are licensed by the Soil Association and the Control Union to supply fully certified organic products in accordance with the Global Organic Textile Standard. Licence number DK19090.
The Company also holds a licence to use the Soil Association Organic Standard logo on products that meet the organic standard criteria.
3. WORKERS RIGHTS & CONDITIONS...
Fair Wear Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization striving to improve working conditions in the textile industry. The foundation is an initiative by trade organizations in the textile sector, trade unions and NGO's.
All our products are verified as Fair Wear Foundation products. Fair Wear verifies that member companies implement the Code of Labour Practice along their supply chain, and checks compliance by monitoring audits and remediation efforts. Annual reporting by member companies and by FWF itself promotes transparency at all levels.
Apparel: All our apparel is packed and posted in Kit E "Sugar Cane Eco Mailing Bags".
Sugar Cane is the greenest material on the market and is fully biodegradable and recyclable.
Strong & Durable: Your product will be kept safe and dry as they hold the same properties of standard oil based polythene, so no compromise in strength or quality.
Carbon Neutral - The carbon dioxide taken from the atmosphere in the growing process offsets the CO2 emitted through transport and production.
Art Prints: All our prints are sen tout in recyclable and biodegradable cardboard tubing.