Khaloom’s ethics

Khaloom is an impact-driven business with a unique impact story, valuing both social and environmental sustainability. Khaloom uses traditional handlooms as a means to upcycle recycled yarns into high-quality fabrics, hereby practicing a locally embedded and cultural relevant model towards a socially fair and circular textiles sector. Below you will find our impact indicators.

Gender equality

Gender equality

We hire people based on their qualities,
not on their gender, religion, or caste.

Most fabric suppliers in India are led by men. Nanditha
and Ram serve as a role model by proving that fabric
suppliers can be successfully led by women.

We use cutting waste as our main resource.

We use handweaving, a culturally-rooted production
manner, to upcycle recycled yarns into high-quality fabrics. Handweaving is perfect to upcycle small quantities of waste and is an energy-neutral production manner. We create little waste ourselves by producing customized/ personalized fabrics.

Circular economy

Circular economy

Circular economy

Circular economy

We use cutting waste as our main resource.

We use handweaving, a culturally-rooted production
manner, to upcycle recycled yarns into high-quality fabrics. Handweaving is perfect to upcycle small quantities of waste and is an energy-neutral production manner. We create little waste ourselves by producing customized/ personalized fabrics.

Fair wages

Fair wages

We pay our weavers fair living wages.

We pay our weavers 2-3 times the minimum wage of India. While more than 51% of the weavers receive less than half of the minimum wage in India. We offer our weavers fixed contracts and benefits such as health insurance and pensions. All together we currently employ 18 men and women, working 8 hour days for 6 days a week.

Our handlooms do not require electricity.

The production process of our fabrics requires only manpower, where as machine looms can require up to 126 kwh which can equals up to 93 KG of CO2 emissions.

C02 neutral

C02 neutral

C02 neutral

C02 neutral

Our handlooms do not require electricity.

The production process of our fabrics requires only manpower,
where as machine looms can require up to 126 kwh
which can equals up to 93 KG of CO2 emissions.

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Preserving craft

Our weavers are proud of their work.

By using hand weaving for our fabrics Khaloom is preserving skills passed down for generations. The weavers enjoy their work more than working operating machinery. Our weavers acquire and master an actual skill, rather than operating machinery, which is made highly relevant for a circular textiles economy.

100 meters of Khaloom fabrics means

92 kg

of CO2
prevented

30 kg

waste put
to use

126,000 ltrs

of water saved

The impact per meter created is based on the average impact of our fabrics. The exact impact depends on the yarn used. After an order is placed, we can provide you with an exact overview of the positive impact created.

18 days

of fair paid work

0

chemicals
used