PEOPLE ACROSS THE SUPPLY CHAIN
The Bags of EthicsTM label places a large emphasis on the people involved in every aspect of the supply chain. The farmers, designers, tailors, packers, artists, and consumers.
Our partners work with farmers of cotton who are supported under international labelling organisations such as Fairtrade, Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS), and the SEDEX ethical auditing bodies.
Tailors and Manufacturing Teams
9 out of 10 people working at our accredited manufacturer are women. These women are incredible pillars of their community – many of them are the main bread-winners of their families. The women are involved in every aspect of the manufacturing process – including non-traditional roles. Their roles include working in the cutting teams, merchandising teams, tailoring, printing, quality control, and packing.
Meet some of these incredible women here, and follow us to read about their individual stories
Translated from Tamil the native language of the tailors in Pondicherry, South India.
“I’ve been working at Supreme Creations/ Bags of Ethics for 12 years and I love what I do. It is like a family atmosphere here – my managers are not like in other factories – they are like my friends. If I have any troubles at home I can talk about them to the team here and they are so understanding – just like sisters. I feel that coming to work gives me a lot of energy, and pride. The other weekend we went on our yearly trip to a beautiful hill station in South India called Kodaikanal. The trip was so fun – we sang, danced, and observed the beautiful nature. Please share your stories with us, and send us photos – we love seeing them. Lots of love from Pondicherry.” S Lakshmi
DESIGNERS & ARTISTS COLLABORATIONS
We love supporting and working with young, and established designers, photographers, illustrators, product developers, and artists. If you would like to collaborate with us, please email [email protected]. Please make sure you share links of your online portfolios when you get in touch.