PICO, by school friends Phoebe and Isobel from Dorset, begun its journey with everyday underwear. Together, over the last few years, they’ve been growing the ideas & the passion that has become PICO (Phoebe & Isobel’s Company) to provide ethical, organic, fairtrade, everyday items, that can be clearly traced to their source. They decided to start their business with the first thing we all put on every day. Made out of the softest fairtrade organic cotton, their three styles are simple, classic and understated. The underwear is designed and made with a lot of thought and care. With PICO the creators wants to encourage an appreciation for everyday wares and to create a connection to the people and processes behind their making.
MADE IN INDIA
BASED IN UK AND SHIPPING: INTERNATIONAL
They currently only have two colours – one ecru which is completely undyed and then a charcoal navy which is dyed using Oeko-Tex & GOTS certified dyes within a zero waste unit.
They share a detailed story of their whole supply chain on their website.
They recycle their dye water and 95% goes back to drinking water and 5 % is used for building material.
They are part of the Enviromenstrual coalition promoting eco friendly and healthy menstrual products. They are also part of the Khadi initiative promoting slow fabrics and fabrics that empower people and planet. They also gave all their samples to help refugees. They also organis beach cleaning and tree planting.
Made at a small fair trade factories in India. They pay fair wages, have welfare benefits and also offer interest free loans for workers and emergency grants. They visit each factory yearly.
They use fair trade organic cotton from three farmers co-operatives in India.
Their dye factory uses solar power.
They use biodegradable packaging to send garments from one factory to another. They send their garments in recycled, biodegradable plastic free packaging.