Burning Heart

Burning Heart Clothing

Rating: Certified

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Shop: Mens | Womens

Home Country: USA

LDI Score: 4/8


Two Leaves Earned
  • Burning Heart imports GOTS certified cotton from India.

  • Some of their fibers are sourced in Nepal.

  • Burning Heart operates a workshop in Bhaktapur, Nepal where all of their production takes place, except for dying. 

  • Burning heart has a partnership with a group of women up in the mountains above Kathmandu, who provide their natural dying.

  • Check out the full cycle of their products here, from raw material to garment. 

Room for Improvement:

  • Burning Heart can improve Transparency by making a code of conduct available on their website and providing the names and the number of workers within their facility in Nepal. 

Fair Labor

Three Leaves Earned
  • Burning Heart weavers and tailors are the best paid workers in Nepal, earning a living wage based off of a salary as opposed to paying per meter. This gives them a sense of security and breathing room. 

  • Burning Heart promotes employee ownership through offering employees stock options. 

  • Burning Heart offers well being services like a central fund which allow their makers to draw from when health issues arise; ultimately it is up to their workers to decide how the money is being allocated.

  • Some funding is allocated towards the education of the children of the people who work with Burning Hearts.

  • Burning Hearts provides paid tuition for some employees interested in fashion design programs in Kathmandu + paid time off to attend the classes. 

  • Burning Heart employees receive paid time off for holidays and for harvest. 

  • Burning Heart facilities have kitchens that provide meals for workshops.

Sustainably Made

Two Leaves Earned
  • Burning Heart packaging is made with Nepali handmade and biodegradable paper.

  • Burning Heart reuses fabric scraps to make bags.

  • The raw material used to produce the product is organic. 

Room for Improvement:

  • Burning Heart is working on eliminating their plastic bag consumption by implementing more sustainable ways to protect their garments when shipping.

Overall Score: 67

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Last Updated: 3/28/21

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