Our Sustainability Efforts
Conventional cotton is one of the most polluting crops in the world. It contributes to approximately 15% of all the insecticides used in the world and 5% of all pesticides. This endangers the lives of farmers and their families, as well as the humans who use cotton products. ñuñuy garments are the product of certified organic fabrication – free of GMOs and pesticides. The cotton is handpicked with care to reduce its environmental impact. Then crafted and sewn by workers in Peru who earn fair and livable wages.
Putting People and the Planet First
Our goal as a company is to make high quality apparel that will truly support you through breastfeeding and beyond. We are not interested in hunting down the cheapest price. Here at ñuñuy, we are passionate about caring for the Earth so future generations may thrive. Our sustainability efforts start with the design process. It drives every decision we make – including how to responsibly package and ship our clothing to you. It was important we partnered with a supplier in Peru that shares the same values. Our supplier is GOTS, USDA Organic, and Fair Trade certified. We value our relationships with our suppliers and are sure to be involved in every step of the process.
Manufacturing is currently with Bergman/Rivera in Lima, Peru. They are involved in growing white and native colored cotton – in gorgeous brown hues that require no dyeing of the fabric. These projects support more than 160 families across three different valleys in Peru.
Bergman/Rivera was the first company in Latin America to be certified under Global Organic Textile Standard (G.O.T.S), from the field to the finished garment. This certification not only guarantees the traceability of the organic cotton that we use, but also our standard of fair treatment to every person involved in the production chain. Furthering our commitment to respect the environment and the people that work hard to create our clothing.