One defining feature of fashion today is a disconnect between brands, buyers, and the many pairs of hands who make their clothes. Designers often don’t know where their raw materials come from or who farms, spins, and sews their textiles. This absence of human connection allows the exploitation of both people and the planet to slip by unnoticed.
Ōshadi is building our own self-sufficient supply chain, rooted in ancient wisdom and artisanry. Each fabric tells the story of those who helped to make it a reality. We go beyond certifications to offer a truly transparent model that inspires a respectful relationship to the lands and hands behind every product.
Regeneratively grown materials
We help our partners leave a positive impact on the planet. We grow cotton and indigo on our own farm using restorative practices, putting nutrients back into the soil and increasing its ability to capture carbon–in turn improving the biodiversity of the ecosystem around us.
Radically transparent process
Every step of the production process is carried out by our collective. We employ local people on their own terms instead of navigating different suppliers and middlemen, meaning we can uphold the highest ethical and environmental standards. You’ll know exactly where your materials have come from and who made them, so you can share these stories with your customers too.
Fairly distributed profit
The true cost of fashion production all too often falls on those lowest down the supply chain, including farmers, mill workers and artisans. At Oshadi, we are redesigning this system from the ground up. Our farmer-first format lets the farmer decide the price of the cotton, rather than the buyer. From there on, we can make sure all profit is distributed fairly.
Our partnership with Christy Dawn was born from a shared vision to create garments that give back more than they take from the Earth. The Californian fashion brand is the first to use our regeneratively-farmed cotton in its special ‘Farm-to-Closet’ collection. Together with our artisans, we are recreating the brand’s ethereal aesthetic using traditional techniques - from delicate floral block prints using natural pigments to loungewear, knits, and handloom cottons for draping dresses. Every process represents our mutual belief that fashion can exist in perfect synchrony with nature.
Let’s work together
If you’re a brand or designer looking to do things differently, we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch and tell us about your project, and we’ll arrange a consultation.