Our Story

True Story

Generations of the past never thought about this stuff. Back then, most people didn’t understand what 100% organic cotton was, and they didn’t think about the processes that went into making the products they purchased. They didn’t have the information available to them. But now, we do.

Now We Know

We know that toxic dyes and chemicals used in farming are harmful to the earth and the people who come into contact with them.

We know that our environment is fragile, and the choices we make today will impact what’s left of this earth for generations to come. But with so many products out there, how can we ensure that what we’re buying is a better choice? That’s where Takasa comes in – we want to make it easier for everyone to make the conscious choice without compromising on quality or comfort. Because access to natural, fair trade products from a brand you can trust should be available to all of us.

Our Goal

We started Takasa with the goal of providing end-to-end organic, natural and clean lifestyle choices to mindful consumers.

Based in Vancouver, BC – and with roots in India and Kenya – we set out to create Canada’s first Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and Fairtrade Canada certified homewares brand.

With a passion for exceptionally high quality materials and socially conscious manufacturing processes, we’re focused on combining thoughtfully designed premium products for those who value beauty, durability and sustainability.

Our Commitment

Takasa translates to the Swahili word meaning “to purify, cleanse, make bright.” This is what we aim to bring to your home and lifestyle through the use of socially and environmentally responsible homewares.

Our promise to meet the highest standards of global fair trade ensures that not only will our customers receive healthier, higher quality products that are free of harmful dyes and chemicals – they’ll also be making a difference in the lives of the makers, from farm to mill to loom to finished product. In addition to our organic and fair trade relationships, we are committed to giving back to the environment and reducing our carbon footprint through our donations to One Tree Planted.

Our Awareness

At our core, we are deeply connected with nature. You’ll see it in everything we do. From the natural processes used to create our homewares, to the natural look and feel of our products, to the nature-friendly causes we choose to support. Caring about the environment and the people who provide our products is what guides us in everything we do. Let’s hold ourselves to a higher standard. Future generations will be thankful – we thought about this stuff.