On this page, you will find information about our supply chain, our commitment to planting trees with every purchase, our charity work and our core values.
At cuidar clothing, we want to provide sustainable clothing that will stand the test of time. That is why for all of our t-shirts, embroidered patches and neck labels we have personally chosen suppliers that align with our values.
All of our clothing is manufactured using only organic and/or recycled materials, such as organic cotton and recycled polyester. We have purposely selected heavy set t-shirts for durability.
It is not often a business and their supplier have so much in common in terms of their goals. We are lucky to be in that rare position and it has lead to amazing results!
Earth Positive's factory is in India (see below how we try to offset this distance!) and is completely climate neutral, powered only by solar and wind power, which has led to them becoming apart of the carbon trust. On top of this, they use Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified materials, amongst other standards, which guarantees sustainable sourcing.
Additionally, they are a member of the FAIR WEAR FOUNDATION, which guarantees the fair treatment of all of their employees including payment of the living wage and never using child labour.
All of our current products are PETA approved vegan.
We have made sure to select and support only a local supplier for our embroidery services. She is Berkshire-based and we have been able to build a great relationship with her.
We use eco-friendly, madeira branded embroidery thread and a weblon backing. Our neck labels and embroidered frog patches are sewn on using UK sourced GOTS certified organic thread.
Taking care of ourselves
In order to make the world a better place, we have to start with ourselves.
Our own mental and physical wellbeing is so important in ensuring that we are all happy and healthy.
When we feel mentally well, we are able to enjoy life and contribute positively to the world around us and make a difference.
Remember, it is about progression and not perfection.
Taking care of each other
In a world where you can be anything, be kind.
We were raised hearing this quote from our Mum and its something we truly live by at cuidar clothing.
We are committed to giving back and helping wherever we can. That is why we have committed to donating at least 15% of our profits for all of our sales to chosen charities.
Taking care of the world around us
As the old saying goes, there really is no alternative to our planet.
As such, it's so important that we do everything we can to protect it so that many future generations are able to experience it too.
We genuinely believe that this is not too big of a problem to tackle if everyone does their part.
Just making the simple change to our clothing can help you to help the planet.
Our 3 Core Values
Our Charity Work
The second of our core values is caring for those around us and that is why we have now and will always commit to donating at least 15% of ALL of our profits to charities and social causes.
In order to be able to donate to charities as a small business, we have teamed up with Work for Good. They provide us with the platform to do this, which would otherwise not be possible, since we can not directly partner with charities due to legal issues. It is an amazing concept and something we are very proud to be a part of.
You can find more information about them and view the full list of available charities click their logo below!
When we launched we committed to changing our charities every few months to widen our positive impact. It has flown by but our new three charities, as voted for by you are:
1. Ocean Generation - Ocean generation is an inclusive global movement that exists to restore a sustainable relationship between humanity and the ocean through science and storytelling. They do this by empowering young people, enabling a global movement and investing in impact partnerships.
Ocean Generation turn ocean science into understandable and practical tools that people can use and apply in their every day lives. They use film and popular culture to engage people positively in the viral role the ocean plays supporting the world.
To make a lasting change, they work with communities, businesses and policy makers to create the conditions for Ocean sustainability. For more information about Ocean Generation please look at: https://www.oceangeneration.org/
2. Single Homeless Project - Single Homeless Project or SHP was founded in the mid-1970s by a group of homeless people. It is a London-wide charity and their vision is of a society where everyone has a place to call home and the chance to live a fulfilling life.
They prevent homelessness, provide support and accommodation for those in need, promote wellbeing, enhance opportunities and by being a voice for change. They do this by providing supported accommodation and community-based support for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in London.
Not only this but they also empower people to take more control of their lives, equipping them with vital skills and building on their personal strengths. Their services assist with everything from registering with GPs and attending hospital appointments to accessing education, training and employment.
They help make a difference to 10,000 lives every year across 32 boroughs.
An incredible charity who achieve incredible things!
3. Frimley Health Charity - Here at cuidar clothing, we like to give back locally.
Frimley Health Charity reaches across the whole Trust from Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals to Frimley Park and out into the communities around. Two of our team were born in two of these hospitals, so we are really proud to be showing our gratitude. FHC’s vision is to improve patients’ lives.
All donations made to FHC help to provide specialist equipment and to drive life-changing improvements to healthcare and services across our communities. Working collaboratively with medical and support staff, FHC supports projects that make the biggest impact on the people that they treat each year – from babies, to children and young adults, to older people.
After the year we have all had, we think FHC couldn't deserve the support more!
We will continue to rotate these charities intermittently to ensure that our impact is as widespread as possible and openly welcome any suggestions of charities/social causes for specific designs or for the classic t-shirts.
Please contact us using our contact form, we would really love to hear from you and help you make your difference.
Our 3 core values
BUY ONE, PLANT ONE
At cuidar clothing, we are not concerned with perfection. In our eyes, the key to making a difference is progression en masse, the little changes and victories for the planet. We don't claim to be perfect and never will.
We know that in our supply chain that there are some unavoidable non-sustainable processes and carbon emissions. E.g. Our t-shirts are shipped from Asia to the UK and then delivered from Berkshire to you, our consumer.
We want to be transparent about this and do everything we can to offset it, with a long-term view of changing this. That is why we have teamed up with Tree-Nation and have committed to planting one tree for every sale made. We will be planting weekly, so you will receive an email shortly after your purchase confirming it!
Tree-Nation is a great project dedicated to fighting climate change. We are a proud member and they have even made our website CO2 neutral, by tracking your visits and planting trees accordingly!
Find out more and keep up to date with our progress at: