We are proud to partner with Mehera Shaw, an artisanal, eco-conscious, fair trade manufacturer in Jaipur, India. Mehera Shaw’s skillful artisans dye our organic cotton fabric and block print our liners by hand using centuries-old techniques that preserve craft heritage and support decentralized village production methods in rural India.
Traditional artisan block printing at Mehera Shaw
Our founder Rebecca trying her hand at block printing during a visit to Mehera Shaw's printing and dyeing facility.
Mehera Shaw upholds the following values in all of their work:
- All staff are full-time salaried employees who are paid on time, paid a living wage, receive annual bonuses, and can receive emergency loans for education, illness, and family concerns.
- Staff work in clean and safe conditions with regular lunch and tea breaks and clean drinking water, do not work excessive overtime, and receive pension funds.
- Staff work in a transparent team environment with support for additional skills training.
- There is no discrimination or harassment, forced labor, forced overtime, excessive working hours, or child labor.
Mehera Shaw also supports the Meher Road Foundation, whose products include a micro-enterprise skills training program for women that promotes environmental consciousness through upcycling. Any leftover materials from our production are donated to this Foundation.
We are excited to inaugurate several new products in partnership with GROCERIES Apparel, a Los Angeles-based manufacturer which uses rigorous ethical, environmental, and locally made standards in all their work. They manufacture garments in their own California factory, trace their fabric ingredients back to farmers, and follow human beings across their supply chain to make sure everyone is treated fairly. They prioritize human empowerment, the use of organic and recycled ingredients, and local, fair, and responsible manufacturing.
Our founder Rebecca taking her son Nathan on a tour of the GROCERIES factory.
GROCERIES Apparel has developed an innovative use of environmentally responsible ingredients which includes eucalyptus, hemp, recycled cotton, organic cotton, recycled plastic, linen, and low-impact dyes such as vegetable dyes. Take a tour of the GROCERIES factory by visiting this link.