Our Brand Focus This Week Is…
…Our own label!
Our runways this week, in all stores, are showcasing our latest ‘own label’ collections and we couldn’t be prouder.
For the first time we have a signature leather bag collection. The three styles are made with high quality smooth cognac leather with fluo and tassel detailing, our own ‘ticking’ lining and super dust bags. Vanessa and Morgan have worked on the designs and had the tough job of testing them for months and they now appear to have a bag for every occasion.
For our own high-quality range of cashmere we believe strongly in fair trade and investing in people and communities but not at the expense of our products – actually, we think these two things go hand in hand. We have worked for the last 15 years with a family run business with production facilities in Nepal. They select and import only the finest cashmere yarn from Mongolia before the clothing is made on hand machines – a labour intensive and skilled process. The garment is then dyed, assembled and hand finished, passing quality control before being shipped.
The workforce comprises mainly of young women who are usually the main income earners within their family group. They are well paid and have excellent working conditions, as we feel these are basic rights. They enjoy facilities in the workplace that would seem normal in the United Kingdom but are not so common in South Asia – for example, clean drinking water machines and proper toilet facilities.