Overall Rating: Certified

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Home Country: USA

“Ethically handmade in Nepal”

Burning Heart hopes to connect customers back to nature by incorporating the human touch into their creations. They handcraft quality, naturally dyed garments in Nepal and their styles are classic, comfortable, and perfect for everyday wear.

Overall Rating: Certified

ShopMens | Womens

Home Country: USA

“Ethically handmade in Nepal”

Eco-Stylist Certified
Burning Heart hopes to connect customers back to nature by incorporating the human touch into their creations. They handcraft quality, naturally dyed garments in Nepal and their styles are classic, comfortable, and perfect for everyday wear.

Transparency

Two Leaves Earned
Rated: Good
  • 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.
  • 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
Rated: Excellent
  • 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
Rated: Good
  • 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.
  • Burning Heart is working on eliminating their plastic bag consumption by implementing more sustainable ways to protect their garments when shipping.

Last Updated: 03/28/21.

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