Accreditations and Memberships

We are proud members of ethical and environmental standards groups.

Gots

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) was developed through a collaboration among leading standard setters — with the aim of defining requirements that are recognised worldwide ensuring the organic status of textiles from harvesting of raw materials through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing all the way to labeling — in order to provide credible assurance to the consumer.

Since its introduction in 2006 the Global Organic Textile Standard has become a certification granter ensuring ecologically sound production with safe labour conditions. Created to support and promote unprecedented growth in consumption of organic fibres, and to address demand for unified processing criteria from the industry and retail sectors, it has gained universal recognition, enabling processors and manufacturers to supply their organic textiles with one certification accepted in all major markets.

OEKO-TEX

The Oeko-Tex ® Standard 100 is the world’s best-known independent product label for textiles that have been tested for harmful substances. Products with this seal go through extensive laboratory tests to ensure no health hazards to the user.

BCI

The Business Continuity Institute is the world’s leading membership organization and institute for certification of business continuity professionals. BCI strengthens the resilience and expertise of member businesses by extending resources and partnerships.

EPCH

The Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts is a non-profit organization whose aim is to support, protect, and increase the export of Indian handicrafts.

SEDEX

Sedex is a not-for-profit membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains. We are proud to be one of the earliest members of Sedex. We are a 4-Pillar SMETA audited socially compliant supplier member of this 35,000-members strong organization. Kariwala’s commitment to the Sedex organisation is so strong that Anil Kariwala, the CEO, served as a Board member on its Board from 2009 – 2015, and was instrumental in bringing a lot of change to the organisation —including making it a global organisation with offices in China and the US.

FAIRTRADE

It is an alternative approach to conventional trade and is based on a
partnership between producers and consumers. When farmers can sell on
Fairtrade terms, it provides them with a better deal and improved terms
of trade. It is a pact/trade between companies and producers in
developing countries in which fair prices are paid to the producers.

Farmers and workers at the beginning of the chain don’t always get a
fair share of the benefits of trade- hence Fair trade enables consumers
to put this right.

In addition to the price paid for the product, there is an additional
sum of money, called the Fairtrade Premium, which farmers receive for
products sold on Fairtrade terms. This money goes into a communal fund
for workers and farmers to use to improve their social, economic and
environmental conditions.

The certificates is authorised by FLO-CERT GmbH, Kariwala Industries FLO
ID is: 19230.

FIEO

The Federation of Indian Export Organisations, which among other things provides certificates of origin to establish evidence on origin of goods imported into any country, addresses challenges and supports the efforts of its members relating to Foreign Trade Policy, Banking, Income Tax, Customs, and Central Excise with policy makers in the Government’s various Departments and Ministries. The FEIO represents Indian entrepreneurs in the world market place, ensuring export businesses are promoted and trade is facilitated to bring Indian goods to countries worldwide. Partners with the Government of India, the FEIO consults business owners through seminars, outreach events, workshops, and interactive online resources.

Awards and Certificates

We are proud members of ethical and environmental standards groups.

  • Awarded ISO 9002 certificate (1998)
  • Outstanding National Export Performance in Jute Handicrafts by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (2002-03)
  • Top exporter’s award for Jute Handicrafts in India (2004-2005)
  • Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of commendable efforts towards Significant Improvement in Productivity (2005-06) by Confederation of Indian Industry
  • Outstanding National Export Performance in Jute Handicrafts by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (2007-08)
  • Fairtrade Certificate (2008)
  • Certificate of Compliance with GOTS (2010)
  • Best Designed Stand at the IHGF, Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (2011 and 2013)
  • Flocert certificate of Conformity (2013)
  • Ecocert certificate of compliance GOTS (2014)
  • Encon awards- energy conservation award (2014-2015)
  • Oeko-Tex, Quality Management System-ISO 9001:2008
  • Environmental Management System-ISO 14001:2004
  • Occupational Health & Safety Management System-BSOHSAS 18001:2007
  • Dun & Bradstreet Global Database Certificate