Paper: Made in Sri Lanka from elephant dung. Why? Elephant dung is a free resource that once cleaned and processed, makes a great textured paper. Elephants are being killed in Sri Lanka, but thanks to Project Maximus (Ellie Pooh Paper) using elephant dung has helped to raise farmers’ tolerance towards elephants as they are now seen as an economic asset.
Printing: Each card is hand-block printed by a young adult in a training program for those with autism and severe handicap disabilities in India. The proceeds from these cards support their education and ongoing training.
Dyes: All dyes are eco-friendly Azo-free pigment dyes.
*Due to the handmade nature of these products there may be a 5-10% shade variation from the picture of the garment to the actual product you receive.
We measure the sustainability footprint from the beginning of the production process to the end of a product's life. We're committed to creating products that have a positive impact on the people who create them and minimizing the impact on the planet.
We aim to be open and transparent about the practices and are screened members of the Fair Trade Federation.
We are dedicated to sourcing thoughtfully: we use materials that will not harm people or the planet. Recognizing the negative impact of pesticides on biodiversity and the health of farming communities, we use durable natural fibers, organic cotton when we can, and non-toxic dyes.
We believe in nurturing economic sustainability by collaborating with partners in India who pay fair and living wages, create a safe and healthy work environment and invest in the overall wellbeing of the artisans. Sustainable change is about going beyond fair wages. That's why we provide the artisan partners with opportunities for community development and to further their skills.
We recognize the importance of minimizing emissions that contribute to climate change. We work to minimize the transportation footprint by:
- sourcing materials from areas local to where we produce
- purchasing carbon offsets to compensate for Passion Lilie's shipping from India to the U.S. and to the customers by purchasing carbon offsets.
- encouraging the customers to purchase carbon offsets at checkout to further reduce the carbon footprint
We create high-quality, timeless products, and we educate the customers on how to care for their purchases to extend the life cycle of the product. We are against overconsumption and fast fashion. We understand that not everyone can afford sustainable fashion, which is why we try to offer the best price possible and run sales when we can—so the products are more accessible to customers of all economic backgrounds.
END OF LIFE
All of the products are made from natural fibers and are biodegradable. We hope to soon offer a reseller program to create a closed-loop production process. Until then, to avoid your garments ending up in a landfill, we recommend reselling or donating your unwanted garments to a friend or a trusted organization. If you happen to tear or stain your Passion Lilie garments to the point that they are unwearable, we suggest cutting them into rags or, for the creative people, upcycle them into something new!
Passion Lilie offers unique and funky looks with a global impact. Their vintage and retro men's and women's styles are designed in New Orleans and handmade by women in India with cultural hand-block printing and hand-weaving techniques. Founder Katie (who does all the designs herself) loves visiting the artisan groups who bring her designs to life! The makers are all paid a living wage in a great work environment and take great pride in their work. In addition to being good for the people who make them, Katie makes sure her designs are good for the planet, too! All of Passion Lilie's pieces are vegan, non-toxic, and made with eco-friendly practices!
For men’s and women’s looks on the funkier side, make sure you check out Passion Lilie! Passion Lilie's vintage-inspired collection is designed in New Orleans and handmade by women in India. Makers are all paid a living wage and use cultural block-printing and hand-weaving techniques.
What items are returnable?
Within 15 days of delivery, Passion Lillie will accept returns for all full priced merchandise with all original labels and tags that is unwashed and unworn (apart from trying on for size).
Are there any charges for return?
Passion Lillie does not charge anything for returns. Original shipping charges are non-refundable. You are responsible for return shipping charges
How do I return?
Please email email@example.com to initiate a return or exchange.
Once your return is received and inspected, Passion Lillie will send you an email to notify you that they have received your returned item. They will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your return within 1-2 business days.