Business for Good
Our Collective Global Impact
Together We Impact Lives Globally
The fashion industry takes so much from the world, 20000 litres of water to produce 1 kg of cotton and 200 tones of water per ton of dyed cloth. "85% of the daily needs in water for the entire population of India would be covered by the water used to grow cotton in the country. 100 million people in India do not have access to drinking water." Stephen Leahy. Let alone the impact from mirco fibres, low labour wages, horrendous working conditions and medical issues caused by the £25 t-shirt on your back. Though that does not mean that the £100 shirt is any better, this is a system of destruction for profit of the big guys. Couchman bespoke is working towards system change to reduce climate change.
At Couchman Bespoke we pledge to give £1 in every £10 paid through alterations and tailor classes back towards good causes, such as clean water initiatives, education, reducing deforestation and helping others earn a living. For every card wallet and note book sold £1 is given too. You can have your say for the next round of giving which will happen every month. See how much we spend each month and where through the blog and have your say on the next projects below.
You can also keep track of our impact below. See how using our services helps people, planet and animals here.
Sustainable Development Goals & Our Impact
1. No Poverty
Living below minimum needs shouldn't happen to anyone.
Giving people the ability to be self sufficient and live a life with food, clothing and shelter.
3. Good health and well being
Vaccinations are more widely available ensuring a healthier world.
Promoting well-being for all of all ages is essential.
4. Quality Education
Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to life, showing children and adults a future gives meaning to progression.
5. Gender equality
Gender equality is a fundamental human right and the foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.
6. Clean water and sanitation
"Water scarcity affects more than 40% of the worlds population."
Clean water is an essential human right and should be accessible for all around the world for free.
8. Decent work and economic growth
For sustainable economic growth, societies will be required to create the conditions that allow for new jobs in quality sectors.
10. Reduced inequalities
Policies need to be universal in principle. Raising your voice to inequalities will highlight the fact and help reduce the discrimination against marginalized populations.
15. Life on land
Trees are the key to life so why do we cut them down so quickly?
Sustainable forest management and halt land degradation and biodiversity loss.
Plant a tree for every plane flown to offset the carbon used.
Be part of the Change and help decide the next projects to give towards
Indonesia produces around 64 million tons of waste per year. Approximately 50% of this reaches landfill sites, the rest is either burned or illegally dumped and flows into the ocean. This massive volume of waste is now covering Australia’s northern beaches. A share of this waste is produced by hotels throwing away sligthly used products of the many tourists. ROLE Foundation collects and up-cycles slightly used hotel soaps. These are then sanitized, re-formed and distributed to orphanages rather than placed in landfills.
Orphanages, hospitals and village schools in Indonesia frequently lack the basic sanitary necessities whereas many hotels that cater for the many tourists throw away their slightly used soaps producing more and more landfill. The ROLE Foundation collects and up-cycles lightly used hotel soaps. These are then sanitized, re-formed, and distributed to orphanages rather than placed in landfills. Give people in need the chance the basic human rights of personal hygiene while reducing waste at the same time.
MSRI'S Sahabat Healthcare Programme provides a broad range of services for vulnerable and at-risk refugees, most of which have no income. Their complex health concerns require multiple consultations across a broad range of health disciplines, which includes primary healthcare and basic mental health. Our services include free medical checks and medications by qualified doctors, free Emergency medical funds support, free Basic mental health and psychosocial support by qualified counsellors, referrals to hospitals and specialists and other services such as physiotherapy, yoga and meditation.
Our Impact Commitments for 2020
Couchman Bespoke's main purpose is to help lessen the impact of the clothing industry on the planet and for those living on it. We are committed to reducing the over usage of water and to eradicate the pollution of waterways around the world. Through Buy 1 Give 1 we hope to find charities to work with who are working to reduce the effects of the clothing and textile industry in waterways around the world, especially in India, China and Indonesia.
See our giving stories below.
Sustainable development goals
12. Responsible production and consumption
Reduce, reuse and recycle.
Work toward a zero waste life and business.
13. Climate action
A climate change emergency is upon the world. We all have a role to play in helping this change, from the individual to educating a wider circle in the effects and changes that can be achieved to government making change happen at company level through laws.
14. Life below water
Water management is essential to sustaining life in our rivers, seas and that that lives around it. Plastic has no place in the waterways around the world. This plastic in being found more and more in our sea animals as whole bags. Did you know that is every sip of water and piece of food you intake? For every 5 grams of salt ( which is the max daily intake) you will be consuming 3 micro-plastics a day.