One of the key aspects of sustainability is choosing the right raw materials and processing them in a manner that is not harmful and as low-impact as possible.
Our 100% traceable supply chain is carefully vetted and only consists of a small handful of suppliers who are the very best at what they do. They share our core philosophies and values towards people and planet and we have spent years fostering long-term relationships based on mutual trust, respect and a spirit of co-creation. As a result, our cherished suppliers have come to be a part of our extended family here at the atelier.
We work closely with them to procure the most luxurious organic materials that have been grown, harvested and sourced ethically and responsibly without disturbing the region's native flora and fauna. Combined with our meticulous zero-waste and low impact artisanal processes, this results in exquisite products of unparalleled quality that illuminate the lives of the makers, consumers as well as our shared blue planet.
We are very proud of each offering that we curate because we know that it is the absolute best, without compromise.
Fair-Trade and Transparency
It is impossible to talk about sustainability without taking conscious/ethical production into account. We are extremely conscious and unrelenting in our efforts to ensure that all workers work in safe conditions and are paid fair wages for their valued work across every step of our supply chain. We are very strict in our fair-trade policies and take our responsibility of ensuring ethical practices seriously.
All our capsules are produced in-house, at our atelier in New Delhi. We work with extremely small batches and most of our production is centred around our bespoke, made-to-order system.
Each micro-step of our supply chain is carefully mapped, traced and monitored to ensure there is no forced labour or child exploitation in any form.
Wherever possible we try to support local and artisanal production so that our co-creation has a direct, positive impact on individual empowerment and local economies, which in turn positively shapes and empowers communities.
Planet Positive Materials
At the atelier, Planet Positive Materials is the term given to materials that resonate with us on the inside and we feel good about using. They are ethically sourced, organic, bio-dynamic, fair-trade, biodegradable, low impact, cruelty free and/or recycled, renewable or regenerative in a way that benefits both people and planet.
As much as we love organic materials that come to us gift-wrapped from nature itself, it is also important to use materials that already exist and remain in circulation instead of following a linear, single-use model of consumption. This is why we also adopt beautiful recycled materials and remnants at times, to be used on their own as well as in combination with our organic treasures. These are as cherished as our exquisite organics and help us give a second life to what is already in circulation.
End of life
We are constantly working towards circular systems at the atelier. Our supply chain does not end once the product is in your hands. We believe the end of our supply chain coincides with the end-of-life of the product. For us, the end of the life cycle of the product is equally important and and as a result it is our collective responsibility to ensure that safe, conscious and circular end-of-life systems are in place.
This is why it is crucial to take this into consideration at the design and material selection stage. Every garment we make is designed to last, to be worn repeatedly and cared for as a companion for life through the mundane and the glimmering specials; ready to be passed on as a cherished heirloom to someone, infused with the richness of lived life stories. Once the time comes, we ensure that each component is biodegradable, recyclable or upcyclable to re-enter the supply chain or return to the earth as nutrition.
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