Cotton and Sago focuses on revitalising Kuala Terengganu’s hand-blocked batik, a valuable craft that is vanishing fast as artisans are forgoing the art for other menial jobs. In preserving the craft, we seek to bridge the makers and markets. But more than that, we seek to connect people to people. We make efforts towards creating a more sustainable income for our artisans, as well as a more humane and transparent way of working.
In 2015, the United Nations defined a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that address social and economic development issues on a global scale, each with their own set of related targets.
All sectors of society, including businesses, are encouraged to work and collaborate towards these vital goals. Cotton and Sago supports all 17 SDGs, but we have identified the following three as strategic goals that our business has the most impact on:
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth