Labor Behind the Label

Poverty wages, long hours, forced overtime, unsafe working conditions, sexual/physical/verbal abuse, repression of trade union rights and short-term contracts are all commonplace in the clothing industry. We raise public awareness and promote collective action from consumers to push for change in the industry.

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Design that Matters

We are setting the standard for best practices in design for poor communities in the developing world. We are pushing the limits of technology in rapid prototyping and low-volume manufacturing to bring great design to communities currently missed by commercial markets.

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Home Away from Home

In January 2016, the Netherlands launched a design competition called "A Home Away from Home" in which entrants were tasked with designing temporary housing for refugees and disaster victims.

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Dymkovo Dolls

Dymkovo toys, also known as the Vyatka toys or Kirov toys are molded painted clay figures of people and animals (sometimes in the form of a pennywhistle). It is one of the old Russian folk art handicrafts, which still exists in a village of Dymkovo near Kirov (formerly Vyatka). Traditionally the Dymkovo toys are made by women.

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Choki

Choki established a women's cooperative located in Bhutan in 2014. Through fairly traded sales of products, the weavers will have sustainable incomes to obtain quality food, sanitation, and education.

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SisterWorks

The women that SisterWorks works with are the most vulnerable migrants. They have been marginalized due to a lack of identity, language barriers, lack of western culture knowledge, poor employment skills and being the carers of their families. They face long-term unemployment which exacerbates social issues. With on-going support, this vulnerability can be lifted and not become a lifetime issue.

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Buy Rice Back

We take colorful, Indian rice sacks from My Name is Kumar's local area and epicycle them into funky, unique tote bags and accessories. The bags are made by our local tailor Karthick and we make sure to pay him a fair wage for his work. Each bag comes along with a label explaining how your purchase makes a difference.

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