Our Ethical Policy:
The core of ethic is to make clothes that are high quality, beautiful and stylish in their own right, but are extra special because of the story behind them.
We work with organisations that benefit the comminities whom they are a part of.
Wherever possible we choose to work with hand skills over machine.
Workers are paid a fair wage and are treated well.
We do not use child labour.
Beach Candy's Artisans:
An NGO who we work closely with encourages rural men & women from over 150 villages in India to strive for their economic independence. These men & women are mainly from tribal villages who have arts and craft embedded in their culture. This organisation teaches these people how to market their skills and reach out to a larger market. The organisation also helps to raise funds for schools and health clinics in their local community. The artisans involved have made the beautiful silk hand embroidered and silk ikat bags.
Another NGO is involved in revitalizing handloom weaving as well as other crafts of the region. We have designed the pompom sarongs with these artisans. They have also come up with an inventive way to put their incredible skills to use in recycling old polythene bags and turning them into contemporary beach bags.
A further NGO in Mumbai teaches printing, weaving, embroidery and stitching to anyone who is willing to learn. They help many disadvantaged people from the slums and also people who are physically disadvantaged. Once trained up they can either carry on working for this NGO or are encouraged and supported to set up their own businesses. They have made the Beach Candy Silk Chiffon Kaftans and dresses, the Travel bags and the little drawstring bags that come complimentary with certain beach candy products.
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