At Twine, We value rights of human and species, and the upcoming environmental issues of our planet. We believe that social and environmental problems can be make better through design and responsible consumption.
Our mission is- To be the reliable partner of sustainable design for the responsible consumers. We vision ourself to become one of the most influential sustainable lifestyle brands in Asia-Pacific region in the next decade.
Twine supports and are dedicated to promote the idea of Fair Trade, which not only provides fair wages and safe working condition to our artisan producers in the marginalized areas, and also hoping our contribution can make better improvement for their social facilities and benefits. At the moment, Twine has worked with about 30 Fair Trade certified producers’ groups in 8 countries, we design our products according to what the producers’ traditional skills are, and combine with the aesthetics and functional integrity of what the markets’ need. In those development areas, the gender equality has been a constant problem, and women has always been the vulnerable group in their society. Therefore we give priority to work with organizations that are aim to empower women producers.
As for production, majority of our products are using eco-friendly materials, such as organic cotton, wool, jute, and with natural or azo free dyes. We also use many recycled materials, such as rice bags, cement bags, recycle saree fabrics, recycle glass, and recycle metals. Our design is to use the most economical way that can produce more variety of products and also to reduce the wastage in the production. Through Fair Trade production, we also values the concept of handmade. Hand-making can provide more working opportunities for village people and also is the manufacturing option to minimized pollution coursed.
From 2010 till now, we have developed two main fair trade products lines- the lifestyle homeware products, and fashion apparel & accessory products. At 2020, we are also going to launch a new brand- Planedo, which is an urban sweat-wears brand that using industrial wastage from functional textile factories in Taiwan, to developing series of yoga lifestyle outfits, cycling wears and shoes.
We are constantly aiming to provide the best quality and design for our customers. Make your purchasing as a responsible consumption on being better to our environment, and helping those marginalized producers to live properly and independently by utilizing their own abilities.
Our core values for our team are- Integrity Transparent Positive Influence Accountability Excellence
Our achievements and milestones are- 2013 WFTO Probational member 2014 Fashion Revolution country coordinator of Taiwan 2015 WFTO Guarantee Fair Trade member 2016 Fairtrade Cotton logo for our organic cotton underwear and babies wear 2017 Certified Benefit Corporation Member of 1% for the Planet In 2020, we planning to become the member of Climate Neutral, and also in the process of setting up an association for Fashion Revolution Taiwan.
2013 WFTO member
The World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) is a global network of organizations representing the Fair Trade supply chain: producers, marketers, exporters, importers, wholesalers and retailers that demonstrate 100% commitment to Fair Trade and apply the 10 WFTO Principles of Fair Trade to their supply chain. The works and achievements of its members make WFTO a global authority on Fair Trade and a guardian of Fair Trade values and principles.
2014 Fashion Revolution Coordinator
Fashion Revolution is a global movement in 90 countries that runs all year round. We have created a worldwide platform which we can all use to ask questions, raise standards and set an industry-wide example of what better looks like.
2015 WFTO Guarantee Fair Trade
2016 Fairtrade cotton Certified
The World Fair Trade Organization Guarantee System (WFTO-GS) is developed by a group of experts in the field of Fair Trade monitoring and verification.
The major principles of the development of the GS are credibility, sustainability and robustness. To achieve these three criteria, the GS has five major components: New Membership Admission Procedure, Self-Assessment Report, Monitoring Audit, Peer Visit, and the Fair Trade Accountability Watch (FTAW). The FTAW is a participative monitoring mechanism that allows the public to report compliance issues regarding Fair Trade Organizations.
The FAIRTRADE Cotton Mark signifies that a pure cotton product is made with 100 % Fairtrade certified cotton. In the case of mixed textiles, the Mark means that all the cotton contained in the product is Fairtrade certified but other textiles in the composition are not. The FAIRTRADE Cotton Mark
refers exclusively to the identified cotton in a product, not to the finished product itself.
2017 1% for the Planet member
1% for the Planet connects businesses, individuals, and nonprofits, empowering all of us to drive big, positive change.
2017 Benefit Corporation Certified
B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for goodTM. Its vision is that one day all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the Best for the World® and as a result society will enjoy a more shared and durable prosperity.