"TRADE versus AID" is no longer a viable argument about what is the best solution
WE EMPLOY BOTH THE GENEROSITY OF PHILANTHROPIC FUNDINGS AND THE POWER OF MARKETS TO FIND SOLUTIONS FOR ECONOMIC JUSTICE & FAIR MARKET SHARE.
Workers' rights is not the only issue; economic justice and human dignity must be part of the conversation of fashion about fashion. Our method is to democratize the market by funding artisans with equipment so they have a choice to work in a factory or be their own entrepreneurs; secondly by leading the design front, we ensure a greater chance for the artisans' success.
We provide new equipments to artisans increasing quality & quantity
We build capacity for material acquisition& resources
We help develop human resources, train artisans in value-added production to ensure villages are better equipped for self sufficiency
3RD - WE CONNECT MARKETS
via marketing & PR efforts and help to set obtain higher margins for artisans & marginalized producers
2ND: WE ACCELERATE
We involve foreign designers to help with product designs & aesthetic assessment
We assist with branding & marketing so that demands can be better managed and forecasted
We create the road map to connect and serve markets beyond current locales
Supply Chain Methodology encompasses 5 main pillars:
DESIGN, PLAN, EXECUTION, CONTROL, & MONITORING
While artisans show adequate performance in executing orders; they lack resources to manage their full supply chain leaving them unable to compete and at risk of constant price suppression