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Barkha's Custom Sourcing, LLC

Location
United States
Main Contact
Barkha Malik
Website
http://www.barkhascustomsourcing.com/

Key products/services

Custom sourcing company providing clients with organic and ethically certified fabrics and textiles.


Profile

Barkha’s Custom Sourcing is an independent woman-owned eco-textile development and sourcing consulting firm based in the US. With the support of their team in India, Barkha’s specialises in sourcing and custom development of organic and sustainable textiles and products from start to finish. It is their policy to only work with GOTS-certified organic cotton mills, hand-loom weaving co-ops and NGOs that use sustainable fibres and also reflect their FairTrade/ Fair Labor ethic.

Barkha’s wide range of services covers all phases of the process from the initial consulation to product delivery, offering large firm services with a small boutique approach. By facilitating the business process and providing each client with dedicated attention, Barkha’s assures a hassle-free experience. The company has become a resource for highly specialized sustainable textiles and accessories for a wide range of industries.


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Ethical Focus & Policy

- Immediate focus to increase the organic fabric choices offered to clients by building a larger inventory base in the US. Will involve more sea shipping and decrease air freight.

- Aims to create more jobs for home workers in both the US and India.

- Long term goal to create an empowerment-through-work group in India for disadvantaged women. Barkha’s have been informally but directly working with women of limited means in the Delhi and surrounding areas, providing them with small project work like scarves tassels, hand quilting, embroidery, patchwork etc.

- Work with small scale handloom weavers for specialised artisan textiles.

- Organic cottons and Tencel are woven and finished in conventional mills and units that are GOTS and/or OEKO-TEX certified and follow fair labor standards.


Pricing information

Consultancy Service: $75-$125 per hour for product development and project management.
Fabrics: Cruelty free silks $25/yard and up.
Organic cottons: $7 voiles to $20 heavy canvases.


Products and services

Services include product development and management throughout the sampling and production stages, handling testing through accredited labs, oversee quality related issues and handling all labelling, packaging and shipping logistics, both domestic and international, through a vendor network of freight forwarders. All stages of production are monitored to follow an ethical policy of minimising impact on the environment.

Sampling Minimums for Custom Fabrics varies by job/project.
Sampling yardage for stock fabric 1 yard.


Typical Product lead times

Consultancy Service: $75-$125 per hour for product development and project management.
Fabrics: Cruelty free silks $25/yard and up.
Organic cottons: $7 voiles to $20 heavy canvases.

Closest shipping ports

Best possible shipping logistics figured out for each project.
Sea and air shipping via wide network of carriers to all major sea and airports.