KTO is run by Charlotte, who was studying at London College of Fashion at the time Rana Plaza factory collapsed in Bangladesh. The collapse brutally killed over 1100 people who were making clothes for some high street retailers. She spent her dissertation year not in books, but in supply chains around Bangladesh and India, meeting survivors of factory collapses, ethical producers and charities, trying to understand how she had no idea where her clothes came from or the levels of injustices involved. Charlotte always believed that business can change things – create solutions and drive positive change to some of the most challenging social and environmental issues. So she jumped into creating a brand… free of weird itchy tree jumpers, £££ price tags, sweatshops, human trafficking, environmental destruction and super secretive supply chains.
MADE IN INDIA
BASED IN UK AND SHIPPING: INTERNATIONAL
They use bamboo, Lenzing modal.
Their fabrics are coloured in a zero waste unit using Oeko-Tex & GOTS certified low-impact dyes that don’t contain toxic metals and are azo-free.
They discloses which factories they work with at every stage of production.
Their garments are ethically made in India and are Fair Trade certified. They ensure people working in their factory are being treated with respect, paid fairly and provided with benefits.
They use fair trade, GOTS and FLO certified organic cotton from India.