Social Responsibility

Positive impact

We’re working towards making only a positive impact on the world. We can use textiles as a means to bring health, comfort and practicality to homes everywhere. Big dreams start with small steps, and we support local initiatives that make a difference to some of the less fortunate in our communities. 

Better Homes


Better Homes means using our collective wisdom to support our communities through initiatives that enhance quality housing.  We are involved in – Habitat for Humanity, Schools in Nepal, Women’s Refuge, Westpac helicopter Rescue


Sustainable Futures


Sustainable Futures means looking at ways to build solid foundations for future generations. We achieve this by supporting sustainable global manufacturing and distribution systems that improve human conditions and reduce our environmental footprint.  We are involved in – Oeko-Tex Certified sourcing, Carbon offsetting, Bee Hive sponsorship, plastics reduction within and outside of our industry, and organic vegetable gardens for team members.


We have a commitment to being a Socially Responsible global citizen and carefully select our mills, production facilities and fabrics to ensure we are developing textiles people want, that have the least effect on the environment possible.

Oeko-Tex Certification

James Dunlop Textiles strives to work with mills and fabric suppliers that adhere to the highest possible environmental criteria. Oeko-Tex is regarded to be the gold-standard of textile environmental certification systems. Our Oeko-Tex fabrics are certified free from harmful substances and safe for people and the environment.

Read more about Oeko-Tex here.


Carbon Offset

To help offset the carbon emissions created in our industry, the James Dunlop Family Trust have planted hundreds of acres of native trees in Canterbury to create a carbon sink.