From a modest beginning in Southern Cambodia, Dorsu has transformed into a global model for ethical garment manufacturing. With a team deeply rooted in Cambodia, they provide a rare insight into the journey of your clothing.
Unlike many in Cambodia’s vast garment industry known for tough working conditions, Dorsu has carved a different path. They prioritize safety and fairness, fostering an environment where workers thrive as individuals and skilled professionals.
Sustainability sits at Dorsu’s core. Their daily actions reflect a profound understanding of climate change’s disproportionate effects on countries like Cambodia. How do they bring this commitment to life?
- Use of local remnant materials, or “deadstock”, preventing environmental waste. Their target? Doubling their current 5,000kg use by 2025.
- A focus on natural fibres, with collections predominantly featuring cotton that decomposes more naturally.
- Chemical-free cleaning products in their production studio, which runs mostly on tank water.
- Eco-conscious packaging solutions, such as mesh laundry bags for online orders and home-compostable mailers from The Better Packaging Co.
- Carbon-neutral deliveries through Sendle.
Dorsu’s respect for life extends beyond humans. They refrain from using animal-based or synthetic materials, instead preferring upcycled alternatives.
Behind their products is a network of trusted, independent suppliers who align with Dorsu’s values. Regular visits ensure the maintenance of their stringent Supplier Code of Conduct. As members of the World Fair Trade Organization, they’re dedicated to responsible operations.
Future plans include exploring solar power for their production studio and carbon-offset shipping partnerships.