Good designs account for more than form and function.
Good design considers the spectrum of life and re-usability of objects. Good design instills value into the entire process of development: from concept, sourcing, material usage to overall product footprint.
When we couldn't find an affordable manufacturer who could produce our designs with high standards for both ethics and quality; we had to invent one ourselves. Today, that same ethical supply chain we built for ourselves is available to any brand ready to intersect luxury, ethics, and quality. We offer the opportunity for responsible design and production through our team of design experts, artisans for hand made luxury items, and partnered factories for higher volume production.
The first culturally responsible, ethical & transparent supply-chain made for designers by designers in Vietnam is now available to anyone who wants goods made well with good intention
we do good, therefore, we do well
Our objective is to provide a new option for fashion production while fighting poverty through programs for capital investment, design collaboration, and economic empowerment to turn female artisans into self-reliant entrepreneurs of the trade of which they are masters. Profit generated from out ethical manufacturing business support the 33-month master classes where leadership development are also provided.
IMPACTS BEYOND FAIR-TRADE
INVESTMENT AT THE BASE.
All over the developing world, artisans and farmers contribute greatly to help circulate their local economies; investments for their growth have been few and often consists of scant micro loans unable to economically move artisan communities forward. We see artisans and heritage farmers as viable entrepreneurs and we recognize their impact to society. We invest capital & resources to incubate their potential
Too simplistic is the idea that a mere introduction between buyers & artisans is enough to create an economically viable and sustainable future for the artisans. While our sister foundation manages the incubation process for artisans, we lead the accelerator for those ready to join and compete in bigger markets outside their local village reach. We are the conduit between buyers & artisans translating needs and requirements between the two sides
There's no greater support for a vital community of artisans than a thriving market for their goods.
By designing in collaboration with our communities of artisans, we ensure greater demands and interest in their craft redefined for modern taste.
On behalf of the artisans, we speak to government authorities, to the media, and the market
ADVOCACY FOR CHANGE.
Five years of practice and building our own ethical supply chain, we are confident that scalability, productivity, and price competitiveness are possible achievements alongside social and environmental performance.
By making this new supply chain open & assessable to the public, we make it possible for others to become agents of change. Beyond stating the needs, we advocate for change by creating tools for others to collective add their voices.