Our Materials: Our designs are made to stand the test of time, as are our incredibly comfortable materials! Our inaugural collection is made out of 100% organic Indian cotton certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard, which also includes key labor rights standards for all processors and manufacturers. Our fabric is in the process of being recertified as fair trade. Our outer fabric is made in a tightly woven twill weave without any synthetic materials and our liner is a high thread count, incredibly soft cotton cambric. Our dyeing process includes low-impact azo-free and heavy metal-free dyes which are better for our health and our planet. We also work with our production studio to have zero waste from our production, turning leftover materials into additional items for our collections or donating them to The Mehera Shaw Foundation Trust, a micro-enterprise training program for women making upcycled accessories from post-production scrap fabric.
Our Production Studio: 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 fabric and also block print our liners by hand using centuries-old techniques that preserve craft heritage and support decentralized village production methods in rural India. Mehera Shaw is a member of the Fair Trade Federation and Craftmark. They also support the Mehera Shaw Foundation Trust, whose products include a micro-enterprise skills training program for women that promotes environmental consciousness through upcycling. 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.
Our Supply Chain: We aim to have as short and transparent a supply chain as possible. Sustainability is in our DNA and we aim to constantly make improvements in our environmental footprint and social impact. Our inaugural collection is made entirely in India, with careful attention given to a vertical, short, and geographically close supply chain for a lower carbon footprint. Our fabrics hail from the capital city of New Delhi and our fabric dyeing and manufacturing takes place just 150 miles away in Jaipur, the “pink city” famous for its artisanal craft techniques. We seek carbon offsets whenever possible for our shipping. We also use minimal packaging out of recycled materials when we ship our collection to you!
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