Our Mission

To create affordable and durable organic & Fairtrade cotton bags and accessories for individuals, businesses, and non-profits that make the world a better place by always being sustainable, ethical, traceable, and transparent.

Our Vision

To create the world’s most affordable, durable, sustainable, and ethically produced bags and accessories.

   

Founded by father-daughter duo Vik and Vizan Giri, Terra Thread was created in response to the adverse effects of fast fashion as well as the lack of bags made from natural fibers available to conscious consumers. Terra Thread’s parent company, Gallant International Inc. was founded by Vik in 2009 and is a certified B Corporation which provides organic and fair trade private label products for NGOs and corporations who care about their impact on the world. Terra Thread believes in taking environmental and social responsibility in all aspects of our business by always being sustainable, ethical, traceable, and transparent.

Terra Thread is your one-stop-shop for organic and fairtrade backpacks, totes, cosmetic bags, duffle and gym bags, laptop sleeves, and face masks. Our products are carbon-neutral and made with fairtrade organic cotton,  GOTS Certified, and produced in a Fair Trade certified factory. In addition to these certifications, Terra Thread supports Feeding America’s network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs to help provide nutritious food to children, families, and seniors in the US. 

Fairtrade Organic Cotton

Terra Thread products are made using Fairtrade Certified Organic Cotton. Fairtrade Organic cotton ensures that farmers have access to safe working environments, gender equality, are paid a fair price for their cotton, and a Fairtrade Premium, among other benefits. Organic cotton is produced and certified to organic agricultural standards and is free of toxic chemicals such as pesticides and insecticides as well as GMOs. Fairtrade organic cotton practices and production sustain: Soil health, Eco-system preservation, Wildlife health, and Well-being of people. Learn about Fairtrade Organic Cotton HERE

GOTS Certified

Terra Thread products are GOTS Certified. GOTS certification is a stringent voluntary global standard for the entire post-harvest process such as spinning, knitting, weaving, dyeing, and manufacturing of apparel and home textiles made with organic fiber. The standard prohibits the use of toxic chemicals during the processing stages and includes strong labor provisions as well a prohibition on child labor. The GOTS symbol means the products have met strict environmental and social criteria during processing along the entire supply chain. Learn more about GOTS certification HERE

Fair Trade Factory

Terra Thread products are made in a Fair Trade USA Certified Factory. Fair Trade Factory Certification ensures that our factory workers have access to a safe, democratic working environment, gender equality, are paid legal and fair wages, and a Fair Trade premium, among other benefits. Learn more about Fair Trade standards HERE

Carbon Neutral products

Our products are carbon neutral! We create organic and fairtrade bags for businesses and individuals that make the world a better place. We know that the products we make have unavoidable climate impacts. This is why offering carbon-neutral products completes the circle of our commitment to the preservation of our precious earth. Our carbon-neutral products support projects that reduce the impact of those emissions by reducing or sequestering carbon. These projects also have economic, social, and environmental benefits. Learn about the projects we support HERE

Giving Back

Terra Thread supports Feeding America’s network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs to help provide nutritious food to children, families and seniors in the US.

High-Quality Products

We strive to make the highest quality products. Most of our bags are made using heavy-duty 14 oz organic cotton canvas. Our bags are sustainably and ethically made, following the highest social and environmental standards. Your purchase of Terra Thread bags contributes to the health of the environment, farmers, workers, and you.