Fashion does not have to equal exploitation – that’s why we partner directly with the women who make our clothes. We don’t have employees. We don’t ‘empower’ anyone. We create direct partnerships that mean the women we work with help the women weavers access fair working conditions that are environmentally friendly and free from slave labour.
One of the special things about creating our fabric is getting to know our producers and creating tangible impact in the communities with which we work. The artisans who create our beautiful fabrics and garments are paid fairly for their work. That means your dollar is only funding projects that make a difference – you’re never paying for fast fashion.
Our producers work from community workspaces. Garment production is a truly collective task, and each of our producers is part of a group that works together to manage all the details from setting up the loom to spinning bobbins of yarn. Our producers set their own work hours, decide how much fabric they want to weave, and set their own price for every meter they create. And working in a cooperative means they access the benefits of the group, which they couldn’t access if they went it alone.