We are proud to partner with Mehera Shaw, an artisanal, eco-conscious, fair trade manufacturer in Jaipur, India. Mehera Shaw’s skillful artisans dye our organic cotton fabric and block print our liners by hand using centuries-old techniques that preserve craft heritage and support decentralized village production methods in rural India.
Traditional artisan block printing at Mehera Shaw
Our founder Rebecca trying her hand at block printing during a visit to Mehera Shaw's printing and dyeing facility.
Mehera Shaw is a member of the Fair Trade Federation and Craft Mark.
Mehera Shaw upholds the following values in all of their work:
- All staff are full-time salaried employees who are paid on time, paid a living wage, receive annual bonuses, and can receive emergency loans for education, illness, and family concerns.
- Staff work in clean and safe conditions with regular lunch and tea breaks and clean drinking water, do not work excessive overtime, and receive pension funds.
- Staff work in a transparent team environment with support for additional skills training.
- There is no discrimination or harassment, forced labor, forced overtime, excessive working hours, or child labor.
Mehera Shaw also supports the Meher Road Foundation, whose products include a micro-enterprise skills training program for women that promotes environmental consciousness through upcycling. Any leftover materials from our production are donated to this Foundation.
We are excited to inaugurate new products in partnership with Wallace James, a Portland, Maine-based women-owned company. They manufacture garments in their own factory in small batches, which amplifies product quality and cuts down on waste. Stay tuned for more details on this developing partnership, including a new program to combat fabric waste that we are piloting!