About the Founders
Vinita – Co-Founder
Vinita has been fortunate to travel to many exciting destinations on the planet and experience the beauty of nature and cultures of the world. With a background in Health and a Masters in International Public Health Vinita saw first hand the disastrous health and environmental impacts of traditional cotton growing with farmer suicides, child labour, pesticide poisoning, birth defects, harmful dyes and toxic water ways. After years in the field meeting with amazing NGOs, grassroots organisations and a growing movement of organic farmers, it was time for positive change. Vinita combined her deep love for the Earth, humanity and sustainable design to create Bhumi Organic Cotton.
"Be the change you wish to see in the world" ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Dushyant – Co-Founder
Dushyant's passion for socially conscious enterprises and textiles, along with his finance and technology background, has seen Bhumi grow to a global platform. Dushyant's vision for all businesses today is to have a purpose beyond just profits. He strongly believes that businesses should be financially sustainable and at the same time provide economic, social and environmental benefits to local and global communities.
"It's surely our responsibility to do everything within our power to create a planet that provides a home not just for us, but for all life on Earth" ~ David Attenborough
"We are proud to be a 100% Australian owned family business i.e. no venture capitalists, or external funds or investors. We work for the planet and her people." ~ Vinita & Dushyant, Founders & 100% Owners of Bhumi.
Read more about how we run Bhumi, our family owned business here (covered by Brands of Kin).