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Community and Craftsmanship

We focus on the positive impact the fashion industry has on communities and role skills and craftsmanship can play in sustaining local and future generations livelihoods. We encouraging equal, diverse, empowered workforces throughout our supply chain and shop floor. With open, considerate and fair work for all. 

SUPPORT TRADITIONAL CRAFTSMANSHIP

 

For many years, Jharkhand being the most prominent place for silkworm cultivation in India saw villages slowly dying and being given over to factory-made fabrics. However, since the introduction to Organic Peace Silk, the team has been working with nearby villagers on the biological and non-cruel process to rear silk cocoons without using any pesticide, fungicide or genetic spray. Today, training is provided to villagers who want to learn the traditional methods of spinning yarn to weaving new fabrics. Together, we set out to revive the ancestral traditions of silk making and the livelihood of people through ethical production.  

FAIR TRADE & ETHICS


Fair trade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. We purchase our raw materials directly from our mills who employs over 40 sericulture farmers and 50 weavers and their families in the local villages of Jharkhand, India. We pay a premium price to the farmer for their fibres and the makers, which addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest producers.


TRAINING & EDUCATION

PPP school in Jarkhand, India by Ethical Kind

 

We believing in supporting inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. We pride Project Cocccon operates a Primary School in the Public-Private Partnership model with the local village school at the silk farm. Thin enables children of employees to receive modern quality education at no cost, so they can build and transform their knowledge for a better future.

EQUALITY & INCLUSION

Ethical Kind founder with managers  on the silk farm in India with promoting equality and inclusion for workers
We support equal wages to its male and female staff members. Project Cocccon offers free training to aspiring weavers and designers at our facilities, and many of the higher posts are given to women in the company to promote gender equality and respect.  It includes building separate toilets in the workplace and schools ensure women and girls from the village can attend their place of work.