People across Our Supply Chain
The Bags of EthicsTM we believe that the people behind the product should be valued and celebrated just as much as the product itself. We place a large emphasis on the farmers, designers, tailors, packers, artists, and consumers, and believe that every individual who contributes to the production of our bags should have their efforts recognized.
Our manufacturer Supreme Creations works with farmers of cotton who are certified under international labelling organisations such as Fairtrade, Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS), and the SEDEX ethical auditing body. Accreditation from organizations such as Fairtrade assures that the farmers growing the cotton for our bags are paid better prices, have decent working conditions and have fair terms of trade. This allows the farmers to have more control over their lives, and receive a wage worthy of the work that they put into growing the product.
Tailors and Manufacturing Teams
Our accredited manufacturer Supreme Creations owns the factory in which all of our bags are made. Situated in Pondicherry, South India, 9/10 of the people working at the factory are women. These women are pillars of their community, with the vast majority being the main breadwinner for their family. 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. We cherish them, and constantly remember and celebrate the work which they do for us, as the people behind the product should never be forgotten.
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.