Project Migration’s Sustainable Supply Chain Efforts
In addition to our mission of improving the lives of women and children in poverty by providing clean water and medical supplies, Project Migration strongly believes in maintaining a sustainable supply chain. Our goals are to:
Reduce Our Carbon Footprint:
On a basic level, we practice green operations in the workplace like switching lights and PCs off when left idle, reducing paper use, recycling paper, and using greener forms of transportation whenever possible. On the product side, we strive to partner with other companies that are carbon neutral and employ an eco-friendly philosophy.
Think Sustainably and Work with Sustainability Focused Suppliers:
The #1 goal and purpose for Project Migration is to sustainably do good in the world. Sustainability is a top concern in relation to supplier management, product design, manufacturing, and distribution. We want to give back to the world, not take. We encourage and work with suppliers that adopt environmentally sustainable and ethical production methods.
Below is more information on some of our suppliers focused on sustainability:
Project Migration is proud to not only support communities in Africa by providing clean water and medical supplies, but also support wildlife conservation initiatives and foster job creation in Africa.
Our clothing is manufactured in Africa by women. It’s carbon neutral, organic and the women are paid significantly more than what is considered “fair wages”.
The excess money made from the manufacturing (the funds we pay to have the shirts made), minus what’s paid to the women making our items, is then invested in forest communities. It has a direct impact on saving endangered and threatened wildlife around the globe.
There’s no middleman or non-profit that the funds go through to get to where they are most needed. Thanks to the women creating our clothes, you won’t be sitting quietly by while the last wild things in the last wild places disappear forever. The business model is founded on developing an enduring economic basis for wildlife survival.
Our Eco-Factory’s first proven project was a wildlife reserve in Kenya, which is now protecting an entire wildlife corridor between Tsavo East and West National Parks. The flagship wilderness project now employs over 70 rangers, land managers, greenhouse workers and others all hired locally.
On the land next to the Kenya sanctuary, women built and operate the Eco-Factory (carbon neutral, of course) where local women are employed to cut and sew Project Migration’s organic cotton fashion collection.
Additionally, our Eco-Factory is also building schools, funding scholarships, improving agricultural practices, providing health care and adding to the betterment of the community as a whole. These jobs have radically changed the way the local community views wildlife. Before this, they saw wildlife as either bush meat or money. With the changes our Eco-Factory have made, they can earn enough to feed their families and send their children to school without killing wildlife or destroying their environment. The wildlife has become an asset to them worth much more alive than dead. The poaching has stopped and the animals are returning.