Indian Terrain, one of India’s leading men’s high-street fashion brand, marked a significant milestone by securing two prestigious awards from Fair Trade India.
Fairtrade, a Global Organisation that ensures sustainable farming practices, has recognised Indian Terrain as a leading sustainable brand in India and has lauded two coveted awards: “Fairtrade Business Partner of the Year in the Lifestyle & Apparel Sector” and “Fairtrade Impactful Communication for the Year.”
The “Fairtrade Business Partner of the Year” award acknowledges Indian Terrain’s unwavering dedication to fair trade principles across its supply chain.
The brand’s continuous efforts in sourcing cotton from Fairtrade supported farms, that ensures fair wages for the farmer have set a remarkable benchmark within the fashion sector.
In addition, Indian Terrain’s recognition with the “Fairtrade Impactful Communication for the Year” award underscores its ability to effectively communicate its sustainability initiatives to its customers.
The brand has employed innovative campaigns, compelling storytelling, and a genuine commitment to transparency to educate and engage consumers, empowering them to make more conscious choices when it comes to their clothing purchases.
Charath Narsimhan, Managing Director, Indian Terrain, said, “We are humbled by the receipt of these esteemed awards, which serve as a powerful testament to our enduring commitment to fair trade and sustainability. At Indian Terrain, our belief is firmly rooted in fashion that not only looks good but also does good.”
“Our sustainability journey began in 2020 with the launch of 40,000 Fairtrade-labelled pieces, making us the first high-street fashion brand to collaborate with Fairtrade. Since then, we’ve wholeheartedly embraced ethical and sustainable practices, with our production expanding to a quantity of 4,00,000 Fairtrade-labelled pieces in FY 23-24.”
“We take pride in sourcing over 300 tonnes of seed cotton from Fairtrade certified farms in India and thereby positively impacting the lives of over 10,000 farmers.”
“This marks a significant step on our path to becoming the most sustainable brand in India. Our environmental efforts have yielded remarkable progress, as we’ve transitioned from having no green factories to two, within just a year, which reflects our steadfast commitment to reducing our environmental footprint and advancing responsible manufacturing”.
The Chennai-based company began its journey in the year 2000 and currently operates over 200+ Exclusive Brand Outlets, (EBOs), has a presence across over 1,000+ Department stores and 500+ Multi Brand Outlets (MBOs). For the FY 2022-23, the company reported a turnover of INR 500 Cr with a net profit of INR 7 Cr.