Since 2011, we have been designing and developing a unique range of clothing that "tells a story". There are many stories to be told, as there are many hands that go into making each garment. We specialise in "GOTS certified organic cotton" and also cashmere. We choose organic cotton not only because it's better for the environment, but because all the links in the chain are transparent. The cotton is grown in India and our garments are produced in Nepal where our producers have good working conditions and are paid fair wages.
SEVEN WOMEN NEPAL
Ethik is proud to support "Seven Women", a grassroots NGO based in Nepal. Est in 2006 by Australian “Stephanie Wollard”, her passion and drive to help marginalised women in Nepal is inspiring. The driving force behind the Kathmandu based organization is an equally passionate Nepali lady, ‘Anita Kerr” who is passionate about justice and equality for women in Nepal. Anita and her team work to empower disadvantaged Nepali women through education, skills training, and income generation. At any one time, seven women are living in the Seven Women Centre, learning how to sew and also to read and write. We have a close working relationship with Anita and the ladies and they make special orders for us using recycled sari fabrics.
In Nepalese, Samunnat means “flourish”, and that is what this grassroots Nepali NGO aims to achieve. Est. in 2006 when a group of Nepali friends realised that many Nepali women were and still are extremely vulnerable to domestic violence and exploitation. Helping these women escape the situations or giving them financial assistance was a short-term and ultimately short-sighted solution. So, they decided to provide free or affordable legal advice, advocacy and human rights training, income-generating skills training, counselling and also a safe house for them and their children. The skills training involved the women learning the art of making beads from polymer clay. The end results speak for themselves in the intricate designs that the ladies create. We fell in love with the story, the ladies and the beads or “wearable art” that the ladies create, and feel proud to support these women on their journey.