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Neon Buddha started with the mission of creating a lifestyle fashion collection for leisure, work, travel, and yoga made from sustainable fabrics. Their mission puts an emphasis on using green technology and giving back to the community. And they do just that, and more, touching and uplifting the lives not just of customers who adore their inspired clothing, but of their employees who are treated with the upmost of care and respect. Designed with a conscience in Canada and produced by a team of 500 women in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Neon Buddha’s eco-friendly business practices and humanitarianism sit at the core of their heart and soul. With environmental awareness and ethical work standards being fundamental to their management strategy, Neon Buddha is never satisfied and continually strives to be better and to do more. Each season the company looks to incorporate additional sustainable practices, ushering in a new era in the fashion industry on how to do green business. By transforming local agricultural waste into electricity, their new facility will make their headquarters 100% self-sufficient and pollution-free.
In addition to their green technology and power saving initiatives, Neon Buddha continues with their ethical practices by investing in their treasured employees at the Chiang Mai, Thailand manufacturing offices. All of the staff is offered free English language classes during work hours. They also have free transportation to commute to and from work, a daily lunch and housing on the premises, if needed. Additionally, the company supports their employees’ educational pursuits by paying tuition fees to those pursuing advanced education.
The founders have a passion for fashion, as well as for people and the environment, and graciously donates 1% of every Neon Buddha sale to various projects that strive to better the world.