"We must operate from a place of living in balance, restoring harmony, and healing the planet." - Amit Hooda, Founder of secteur 6

Regenerate or Die

Let's face it, farmers don’t do catwalks and if they did - the first thing they would tell us is the materials that we need for our clothes are underthreat. They would also tell us that we need to pay as much attention to soil and peoples health as we do trends. Two years ago Amit Hooda had a vision of transforming fashion akin to what he and his family did in the organic food business to educate and delight people on how to buy and consume amazing food. So we are changing the fashion industry and the way it works from the ground up and inside out. We have partnered with a regenerative state-of-the-art farm and factory, 17 miles from Delhi to launch the most authentic and certified regenerative fashion brand in the world.

This region is a transformative and regenerative area. No detail has been overlooked for specializing in organic and regenerative manufacturing, from dying techniques, locally sourced and organically created fabrics and textiles, to employing local women while simultaneously providing continuing education and healthcare to the community

Amit’s vision was to establish a district that would serve the six tenets of his vision - now known as the Six Pillars of Secteur 6.

Regenerative Fashion

THE SIX PILLARS

PILLAR 01 Perpetual Transparency

Secteur 6 is devoted to changing the fashion industry and the way it works from the ground up. We envisioned and built a regenerative state of the art facility 17 miles from Delhi. The factory is the first of its kind in the region with advanced worker conditions, benefits, and hours, as well as progressive technology and premium quality production with a minimum negative impact on the earth.

We believe every brand should invite the consumer into the factory to see how the products are made, meet the workers, and experience the process.

Please visit us if you are ever in Delhi or click here to meet some of our workers and see our factories. If you're ever near Delhi, we welcome a visit.

PILLAR 02 Environmental Impact

From Farm to Fashion: Let's face it, farmers don’t do catwalks and if they did - the first thing they would tell us is the materials that we need for our clothes are underthreat. They would also tell us that we need to pay as much attention to soil health as we do trends

At Secteur 6, we employ agronomists, experts in the science of soil management and crop production. Cotton is 12% of the world’s crop and uses 23% of pesticides and chemicals. At Secteur 6, we insist on and rely on regenerative agriculture principles, including growing the purest cotton with significantly lowered water consumption, ground leach, and toxic exposure for farmers. We do not use polyester or nylon, as these fabrics are highly toxic to the environment. We only use biodegradable fabrics and implement only natural dyeing processes. Soil preservation, education, and land ownership are critical components to regenerative farming, not only for families but for lifetimes.

PILLAR 03 WorkerAdvancement

At Secteur 6, we love our workers and care for each other. We have formed an integral community that generates happiness, wealth, and self-esteem. The company has been consciously built with each individual considered; there are no employee numbers

We celebrate each other with a shared goal to create and produce the world’s most successful regenerative brand

Our minimum wage is 20% to 50% higher than mandatory. We have no mandatory overtime, and we are happy to say that all of our employees enjoy wonderful vacations and get to stay home when they are sick, including full health coverage. In addition, all of our workers are oered the opportunity to continue their education to high skill traditional art training, general education, and also money loans for workers who are looking to grow their own business ortheir family’s interests.

PILLAR 04 Gender Equality

At Secteur 6, we believe in global gender equality. Both men and women receive the same pay forthe same jobs.

PILLAR 05 Regenerative Design

Many Fashion brands continue to use toxic and polluting textiles such as polyester and nylon, which take 20-200 years to decompose into the ground. This is plastic waste. Secteur 6 has removed all of the plastic waste materials in our fabrics, which give them the ability to decompose back into the ground in two to three days. Secteur 6 uses organic cotton and woven textiles made from bananas, bamboo, rose petal silks and implements natural dyeing processes. All of our fabrics are long-lasting and biodegradable.

PILLAR 06 Art & Culture

We uphold the pillars of art and culture with every collection and in every region, we work in.

At Secteur 6 we insist on using the word Regenerative vs Sustainable. We insist on regeneration far beyond the textiles and factories. Working globally with our factories, we support local businesses, we invest in our workers’ education and we also call upon local artisans who have woven the cloth and sang the songs of generations. We uphold the pillars of art and culture with every collection and in every region we work in. We have sourced and made the highest quality garments with the least amount of impact on the earth and its people. Consciousness, beauty and celebration is the trend for 2020.

Our Worker

We provide 20 to 50 percent above average wages. And we’re making a concerted eort to draw more women in our facility. We transformed the lives of two ladies: they came in as cleaners, and left as seamstresses. We provide training to women who are keen to learn the craft because we recognize the challenges of being a working woman in India. We’ve set a goal for ourselves to increase the number of women working in our facility exponentially

Lastly, because at the root of all transformations is education, we give our workers —and their families— an educational stipend. They can use this towards their children’s education or towards their own development

Over 12 workers come each day to an air conditioned and spacious factory. We want them to have peace of mind, and be in good health — just like you and I yearn for in a job and a workplace. Seems fair, right?

Interview with the maker behind this piece.

We provide 20 to 50 percent above average wages. And we’re making a concerted eort to draw more women in our facility. We transformed the lives of two ladies: they came in as cleaners, and left as seamstresses. We provide training to women who are keen to learn the craft because we recognize the challenges of being a working woman in India. We’ve set a goal for ourselves to increase the number of women working in our facility exponentially.

Lastly, because at the root of all transformations is education, we give our workers —and their families— an educational stipend. They can use this towards their children’s education or towards their own development.

Over 12 workers come each day to an air conditioned and spacious factory. We want them to have peace of mind, and be in good health — just like you and I yearn for in a job and a workplace. Seems fair, right?

Regenerative Fashion Is Fashion Activism.