Our main suppliers are our tailors in Rajasthan, India. We have worked together for over 10 years, over this time our businesses, our friendship and our families have grown. I make annual trips to the factory to oversee the production process, sourcing fabrics in Delhi and working together to transform my designs into finished garments, and to improve and amend existing pieces.
Our clothing is uniquely designed by myself and made for us by Jitesh, Lalit, and Kamlesh Rankawat and family, based on the outskirts of Pushkar (the Holy City of Rajasthan), in North West India. Famous for its sacred lake and annual camel fair, the small town is surrounded by the desert and is a melting pot of Indian and western spiritual tourists, hippies, backpackers, tailors and monkeys. The Rankawat’s small factory on the outskirts of town employs a small number of skilled tailors from the surrounding area. We have worked with the family since we started trading in 2006, each year increasing the amount we buy and making regular small orders throughout the year to provide a sustainable income. This allows our business’ to grow together organically, benefiting them and their local community. We work together to choose fabrics and develop my designs, to produce a varied and unique collection combining the latest festival fashions with classic ethnic pieces.
We also work with the following suppliers:
Fair trade handmade felt craft, Nepal - Fair trade handmade felt products made in a small factory on the outskirts of Kathmandu.
Village made ethnic handicrafts and homewares, India.
Small Independent Silversmith, India - Working with a fantastic jewellery workshop in Rajasthani, where skilled artisans create intricate jewellery silver smithing and brass casting.
Handicraft Producers, Guatemala - Amazing artisan products handmade in Guatemala.