Our Story

rishikesh by the river ganges

Our Story

We are Cotton Conscious, a small independent company offering, very special uniquely handwoven COTTON SCARVES and COTTON CLOTHING. Mainly using KHADI (a historical Indian fabric handwoven on traditional wooden Charkha spinning wheels). Made in India our ethically produced clothing collections are inspired by the beauty of the East, with attention to comfort, functionality and elegance. Craftsmen and women, use traditional woodblock printing techniques and natural Indigo dye to produce these unique heritage fabrics. For 6 months of the year, we live and work daily alongside our small team of tailors (5 people including us) in a traditional mill and workshop in the Himalayas, India. Over 6 months we slowly create small quantities of timeless, stylish and practical Cotton Conscious garments. The tailors are fairly paid, directly by us.

Our products are not mass manufactured, in factories in India, China or Bangladesh. Everything is designed and handmade ethically in-house (a humble, traditional tailors workshop in Rishikesh, India) also known as “The Land of the Gods”). We believe you can feel a special energy in the fabric that can only be found when wearing handcrafted clothes.

Cotton Conscious is an ethical label / mini co-operative for the Worldwide traveller, offering a small collection of affordable luxury. Comfortable, limited edition designs that compliment a natural lifestyle at home or abroad.

Founded in 2017 the inspiration for this sustainable fashion brand for men and women came from Lisa & Blue, a South London couple, exhausted by the fast pace of London living. An initial two-day visit to Rishikesh, Himalaya’s, India, turned into a complete lifestyle change, deciding to opt for a simpler, more spiritual life, closer to nature. Lisa and Blue now live and work with local people, in the beautiful foothills of the Himalayas for 4-6 months of the year and are involved in every aspect of the design and making process.

As a discerning customer, when buying natural products from Cotton Conscious, you are supporting small family-owned businesses and directly helping underprivileged communities, as 10% of profits from every sale is donated to Charities in Rishikesh.

We strongly believe that in this age of mass production, handmade is a new luxury.

NAMASTE

Lisa & Blue

CONSCIOUS SPENDING:

PROFITS FROM EVERY SALE IS DONATED TO CHARITIES IN RISHIKESH, INDIA. WHEN BUYING NATURAL PRODUCTS FROM COTTON CONSCIOUS, YOU ARE SUPPORTING SMALL FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESSES AND DIRECTLY HELPING UNDERPRIVILEGED COMMUNITIES.