Nimboo is a French ethical brand based in Paris. Nimboo creates timeless clothes and home accessories in harmony with nature, far from global fast fashion trends. Known for their balance between French aestheticism and Indian craftsmanship, Nimboo restores the beauty of Indian temple spring flowers thrown away by upcycling them into natural dyes for their hand-woven textiles. The garments are made in limited series by the skillful hands of craftswomen in India, who find a form of recognition and social integration there.
This approach aims to support local artisan communities, often disadvantaged women or people with disabilities from different parts of India, providing them access to better working environments and better livelihoods.
World of Nimboo
Nimboo is a philosophy for modern living that places nature at its heart. Nimboo is dedicated to finding beauty in waste, joy in a conscious lifestyle, and supporting inclusive, fair, and responsible production processes.
Nimboo aligned its brand with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and identified these universal sustainability principles as its top priorities, the examples of which are: Goal 1. No poverty, Goal 8. Decent work and economic growth, Goal 10. Reduced inequalities and Responsible production.
Their conscious philosophy goes beyond the process of development and production to packaging and delivery. Some unused fabrics are used to design Nimboo bags or small gifts. If the materials are impossible to reuse, they are distributed to the most disadvantaged members of local communities.
From banning single-use plastic usage to vegetarianism and child-free practices, members of the Nimboo team have also undertaken some crucial actions toward an eco-friendly lifestyle within the team.
Transparency and Traceability
Nimboo has traced and measured the impact of every step of its supply chain and identified key takeaways that became its core priorities. Their purchasing filter called “Responsible attribute” comprises 12 criteria using a standardized process to determine the impact of each product, from the fabric sourcing to where the textile has been cut and stitched.
Fair Wage & Gender Equality
Nimboo works to ensure that all the stakeholders along the supply chain are fairly compensated and taken care of. They’ve chosen to work with cooperatives and businesses owned by women that provide job opportunities and fair wages for local communities.
Low energy and water consumption
Nimboo works with conscious facilities that use renewable energy, such as solar electricity systems. They also reuse the dyebath wastewater instead of fresh water in order to reduce water wastage.
Natural fibers and dyes
Nimboo only works with chemical-free, biodegradable, natural fibers and dyes for water and soil conservation. They only use GOTS certified organic linen and cotton for most textile production that requires less water; recycled steel and aluminum for tableware, and upcycles discarded objects or fabric leftovers to create a higher quality product. They use biodegradable and compostable bags made from corn starch or recycled cotton fabric as an alternative to single-use plastic packaging.
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