People over Profits

fair trade clothing that impacts lives

We started Tiny Roots to create the highest quality bamboo clothing that reflects our values. For that reason, all of our clothing is ethically produced using a Fair Trade Certified™ manufacturer in India. Our manufacturers use sustainable methods in creating every piece of our clothing, and provide all of their creators with a fair trade income.

Your purchase of a Fair Trade Certified™ product from Tiny Roots means 2 things:
  1. The factory that made your product adheres to rigorous social, environmental and economic standards to protect the health, safety, and improve workers livelihoods.
  2. For every Fair Trade Certified™️ product sold, we pay an additional Premium directly back to the workers who made our goods. Collectively, they vote on how to spend the funds on projects to improve livelihoods in their communities. 
Using Fair Trade Certified™ manufacturers is a different way of doing business, but we feel that it reflects our values as individuals, and as a brand. Our goal is to make an impact on the world by putting human lives ahead of profit, and Fair Trade allows us to see that goal come to life. We are proud to say that everyone involved in the creation of our clothing is paid a fair wage, so they are able to provide for themselves and their families.

the people behind the product

Meet Rehana

 Rehana Middey, 34, from Howrah, West Bengal, works in finishing. She has 2 boys; both have graduated from 10th grade and are working in factories. "By working at this factory, I'm able to support my family and meet daily needs. Every year when we receive our Fair Trade premiums, I'm able to put them into savings - which may become important later in life. I remember the first year when the factory joined Fair Trade, I was able to buy a bicycle for my son to ride to school - I was so proud! If the customers buy our products, we can benefit and improve our lives while also providing good clothing for people all over the world."


Meet Alam

Mohammad Zunaid Alam, 30, from Malda, West Bengal, from the sewing section. Alam has two daughters, 4 and 1.5 year old. "Since the Fair Trade program started here, the factory has improved overall and we have received different types of orders from abroad. I like that by working to make a good product, we are also able to help our families and each other. The past four years of premiums have really helped my family - one year, I was able to fix my roof; I've invested in savings which will double in 5 years. As my two daughters grow, they will need funds for furthering their education. I want to thank Fair Trade consumers for helping us improve our lives."


Meet Deepali

Deepali Das, 33, from Kolkata, West Bengal, has been on the Fair Trade committee for 1 year. "I enjoy being on the FT committee. My fellow workers share their ideas with me on how we can implement premiums to help the community. I have received 4 years of Fair Trade premiums and every time, I'm proud to have been part of the program. The first year when we received the premium, I purchased a bicycle for my son, Kaushik Das. He was so happy. When he's happy, I'm happy. I never thought I would buy a bicycle before I had the extra funds from the premium. Since then, I've put my premiums into savings for the future, which is what a lot of the workers favor - helping themselves in the long term. All the workers are thankful for the Fair Trade system and appreciate the chance to take part in a meaningful work arrangement."


Meet Ray

Lakindar Ray, 26, from Samastipur, Bihar, an operator in the knitting department. Ray has two children. "I hope that Fair Trade consumers will continue to support us and our family. The first year I received my Fair Trade premium was a major change in life. My wife asked for some household goods and we bought a clothing cupboard. Next year, I hope to buy a TV. Whatever we buy with the premiums we receive, it's like a memory of the year that has gone past. This is some thing I received from the factory, something to be proud of. I appreciate the transparency of the Fair Trade premium arrangement at our factory - everyone gets the same amount, people can join the committe and help make decisions for the worker body. Friends from other factories are envious that we have this benefit."