Category: BEHIND THE SEAMS

BEHIND THE SEAMS: ORGANIC GARMENT PRODUCTION IN NORTH INDIA

In North India we visited the production partner of the newest brand in our agency portfolio, POPUPSHOP.  We took the train from Delhi to Agra station from where it was about an hour drive to the Kishor factory.  Kishor exports is a family business founded in 1979 when Mr. Satish Agarwal and Mrs.Sneh Lata Agarwal, left the USA to settle down in…

BEHIND THE SEAMS: ORGANIC COTTON FARMING IN INDIA

Cotton is the world’s most commonly used natural fiber and is in nearly 40 percent of our clothing. Cotton is grown all over the world with India being the second largest cotton grower.  Although cotton has a natural and clean image the truth is that cotton drinks up more of its fair share of water and is one of the…

BEHIND THE SEAMS: ORGANIC GARMENT MANUFACTURING IN DELHI

Rajlakshmi Cotton Mills is a pioneer in organic garment manufacturing in India and is People Tree’s production partner for a large part of the knitted organic cotton pieces in their collections. When we were in India Mr. Sanjay showed us around the two multiple stories Rajlakshmi factories he manages in Delhi.  We were guided through the production process floor by floor, as at both…

BEHIND THE SEAMS: CREATIVE HANDICRAFTS EMPOWERS WOMEN IN SLUM COMMUNITIES IN MUMBAI

Mumbai, known as the financial centre of India, but also a city of immense poverty. Roughly half of the metropolitan area’s 22 million people live in informal settlements, or slums.  Although India is developing fast, the increased wealth doesn’t reach the poorest of the poor. One of the causes is social discrimation, still rooted in the country’s culture.  One of People Tree‘s…

BEHIND THE SEAMS: HIGH QUALITY ORGANIC COTTON KNITS MADE IN NEPAL

To see where the knitwear of the Studio JUX collections is made we visited their production partner in Kathmandu, where the kind manager Mr. Ram Singh showed us around the two factories. We spent the entire day with Tzering (the production manager of Studio JUX in Nepal) and Mr. Ram Singh, who patiently explained us everything we wanted to know about the production of…

STUDIO JUX ACCESSORIES HANDMADE IN NEPAL

When we were in Nepal last month we visited Studio JUX’ own factory as well as JUX’ other production partners. It was great to meet the makers of the colourful and stylish handmade accessories that complement the Studio JUX collections each season. As it is Studio JUX’ mission to bring work and economic benefits to Nepal their accessory collections are…