#064: Tessa Carroll | Ahimsa Collective

Tessa Carroll

23 Feb #064: Tessa Carroll | Ahimsa Collective

Trench Talk Podcast: Tessa Carroll

Tessa Carroll

Tessa Carroll is the Co-Founder of both the luxury accessories label Ahimsa Collective and The Common Good Company.

Tessa was brought up to turn off the taps when brushing her teeth and to make sure lights weren’t left on unnecessarily, so she developed a keen interest in the environment early in life. That upbringing coupled with her interest in design and fashion has led to the creation of two unique and very impressive companies.

Ahimsa Collective is a luxury accessories label, intent on producing products with no harm. Their website, theahimsacollective.com, explains exactly who they are:

  • We are part of a new generation of change agents and thinkers.
  • We focus on both environmental and social responsibility.
  • We operate as a luxury fashion label; while inciting change.
  • We aim to not only reduce the fashion industry’s footprint, but attempt to reverse it.


Ahimsa Collective bags are made from pineapple leaves and recycled materials that would otherwise go to landfill.

The Common Good Company uses recycled materials and ethical practices to manufacture apparel ‘in the benefits or interests of all’. When choosing one of their t-shirts you are saving 2,700 litres of water, 170gms of textile waste & 4.5 plastic water bottles from landfill.

During this chat, we covered:

  • Tessa’s journey building both companies
  • why she’s passionate about fashion and dedicated to cleaning up the industry
  • how her products are made and put together
  • a lot about their supply chain and all the elements that go into reversing the fashion industry’s footprint
  • the causes she’s supporting through the businesses, and, as always,
  • much more


You can find out more about Tessa at tessacarroll.com, you’ll find ahimsa Collective at theahimsacollective.com and the Common Good Company at the thecommongoodco.com.

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