behind the label

it is important to understand what is behind the label of the companies you support

mindful. sustainable. comfort

Now more than ever, conscientious consumers can choose to feel better about the quality and sustainability of the purchases they make. When buying Takasa, you can be sure you’re making a positive impact. Our products are made with 100% organic cotton and certified by the highest standards of global fair trade, so you can feel good while wrapped in our products, while feeling good about the impact your choices make to people and planet alike.

BC Benefit Company

As a BC Benefit Company, we are legally and publicly committing to being accountable for our core mission of being a socially and environmentally responsible company. 

why Takasa organic cotton?

GOTS certification

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well.

Takasa has undergone the rigorous GOTS certification process because we want our customers to be sure that they are making a mindful, socially conscious choice when choosing our products.

Fairtrade Cotton

With so many consumer choices out there, it’s difficult for the eco-conscious to make sure that fair wages are paid to workers throughout the manufacturing process. That’s why we’re committed to engaging in ethical practices at each step of our supply chain. All of Takasa's cotton is Fairtrade Cotton certified. (Takasa’s certification credentials are filed under FLO ID 40793).

With an estimated 300 million people working in the cotton sector worldwide, many farmers and workers live below the poverty line. In fact, the poorest among them are over 40 million small-scale farmers who are responsible for producing over 60% of the world’s cotton. Competition with large-scale cotton producers leaves most small cotton farmers faced with unfair pricing for their goods. Add in the pressures of changing climates, food price inflation, food insecurity, cotton prices and high-interest loans, and most farmers are left with no power over their livelihood and sometimes no hope to continue farming. Fairtrade Canada was created to give fair pricing and premiums to these farmers in order to provide more stable incomes and give the promise of sustainability year after year. Fairtrade encourages sustainable cotton production through establishing economic, social and environmental standards that protect farmers, reinvest in farming communities and support local education.

More information - Fairtrade Canada

packaging

Our mission applies not just to our products, but to everything we do. That includes our packaging. We are a part of the #responsiblepackagingmovement and are committed to using the most eco-conscious packaging methods available.

All of our packaging materials are FSC and/or SFI certified. Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) forest management certification confirms that the forest is being managed in a way that preserves biological diversity and benefits the lives of local people and workers, while ensuring it sustains economic viability. Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) is a solutions-oriented sustainability organization that collaborates on forest-based conservation and community initiatives. These demonstrate and enhance our shared quality of life while providing supply chain assurances through standards, data and authentic stories.

Takasa sustainable packaging
mailing envelopes

Our eco-friendly mailing envelopes are 100% recycled, 90% post-consumer waste, fully recyclable and naturally biodegradable.

shipping boxes

Our shipping boxes are 100% recyclable and certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) program certification and Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC), ensuring that raw materials and products are responsibly sourced from certified forests. They require less manufacturing time, less energy use and less raw materials to produce than conventional boxes.

stickers, labels and shipping labels

We use the world’s most sustainable sticker option – Zero Waste Stickers and Labels. Not only are they made with 100% post-consumer waste, they also arrive on a unique and innovative zero waste release liner that is 100% recycled and 100% curbside recyclable.

Takasa One Tree Planted Partner
One Tree Planted

For every purchase, Takasa plants a tree with One Tree Planted on your behalf. This furthers our deep commitment to environmental and social responsibility. Reforestation is a collective effort, and we strive to make an impact together with our customers, one tree at a time.

Takasa Products are Carbon Neutral
Carbon Neutral

Every purchase confirmation email has a ‘Carbon Neutral’ button so that you can click and learn more about your carbon neutral order and the communities that are supported through the offset projects. We will also send you an official carbon offset certificate from our partner, SimpliZero, with a unique transaction ID to ensure the validity of the offset.

measurable impact

We are partnered with GreenStory to measure the impact of our eco-friendly fabrics vs conventionally grown products. This is from seed to final delivery.