Fashion — Made to do Good by TK Maxx
To support customers to make sustainable choices TK Maxx are making it easy to find certain products instore and online. Made to do Good is how they do that, it’s their edit of sustainable products that benefit the environment or the communities that make them.
Recycling helps conserve valuable raw materials, lowers the amount of waste and can help protect natural habitats, like forests, for future generations. When we recycle, used materials are converted into new products, reducing the need to consume natural resources. Using recycled content in the products we use means we’re using those valuable resources again (and again), supporting a circular world!
We can all take small steps to reduce the amount of waste we produce. Reusable products help support your efforts to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfill or in our eco systems. For example, Hydration bottles and reusable metal straws helps cut single-use plastic. Using food storage products helps keep food fresh and reduce food waste.
Organic farming uses methods and materials that have a lower impact on the environment. Organic production systems replenish and maintain healthy soils and reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilisers that can damage ecosystems. Healthy soils can also act like a sponge, soaking up water during floods and holding it for longer in times of drought. Third party certification verifies that organic producers use only methods and materials allowed in organic production. Where you see the Soil Association or GOTS logo the item is made with organic fibres and has been processed to strict environmental and social standards.
Developing sustainable trade in Uganda
These products have been made in small communities, giving economic opportunities to help support these disadvantaged communities grow their livelihoods and improve their future. Our Sustainable Trade Programme was developed in 2011 to help local people in the Rwenzori region of Uganda to generate an increased income by supporting them to produce better quality and higher yields on a range of fabulous products including coffee, cocoa, cotton and beautiful traditional crafts. The production and sale of these products enables parents to send their children to primary school. The income received by the basket weaver from the sale of two of our beautiful handmade baskets could pay for a child to attend school for a term.