OUR FAIR TRADE STORY
Understanding the importance of knowing how products are made and who made them is central to our brand. Since 2011 we have worked with the knitters and weavers of the Association of Craft Producers (ACP) in Kathmandu, Nepal.
We are proud to work this not-for-profit fair trade organisation. ACP is a member of regional, national and international (WFTO) fair trade organisations. They provide opportunities for low income, primarily female artisans in 15 different districts of Nepal. Each product in our collections is handmade and provides the artisan who made it with economic and social support.
Since 2011 we've only strengthened our relationship with ACP has gone from strength to strength. We believe it is important to work collaboratively with the producers, teaching them new designs and techniques whilst also learning their traditional production methods. This collaborative process gives the makers exposure to new approaches to design, through their contact with our experiences and methods, while we in turn benefit from their expertise and skills as artisans.
By working in this way there is only one link (us!) between the Nepalese producers and our customer - a traceable production supply chain that is almost unheard of in the fashion industry and a desperately needed alternative to the existing destructive practices of ‘fast fashion’.