Meet the Makers
So just who makes these beautiful items?
Well, that is a story we love to tell over and over again!
We currently work with many different organizations from various regions in the world.
In Nepal, we work with Maheela, a women's cooperative in Kathmandu which employs 80 women who are either victims of abuse, violence and/or poverty. The women live at their shelter home or stay and work from their own community. This cooperative also provides training, jobs with fair wages and fair working conditions.
In India, we work with 2 different organizations producing different items for Woven by Wander. Our Manali & Kullu shawls are from artisans from a remote region of Kullu Valley at the foot steps of the Himalayas. Founded in 1982, this organization provides safe working conditions for both their men and women artisans. Most of the artisans are able to work from home in order to take care of their family and not be uprooted away from their community. There is more than 100 such at home artisans who are working to earn their income this way.
Our eco friendly tote bags are all made in Sonagacchi, the largest, most infamous sex district in Kolkata, India. We work directly with Freeset, a fair trade organization giving former sex workers training and support towards a safer and happier future.
In Turkey, we work with various artisans living in remote villages spread out in the country. As a mean to stay in their community and earn an income doing their traditional craft as well as learn new machinery skills, we are happy to help them earn a fair living without displacing them away from their home.
Because we want to support responsible fashion and bring social change into the consumer landscape, we strive to offer quality made goods from small scale productions that will last through many trips abroad and never be dated. We work to create that perfect travel companion for all the travellers who enjoy thoughtful and practical items to be by their side while they are off collecting memories.
If you have more questions for us, feel free to send us an email with your query.