recognises its obligation to ensure that suppliers are operating ethically. We worked closely with our 5-person ateliers in the outskirts of Mumbai, Each person is employed for their own savoir-faire and specially vetted for fair working conditions and wages.
The designer visits the ateliers every few months and only works with ateliers and craftsmen’ that she has personally hand picked.
All craftsmen are expected to comply with their national employment laws and regulations with particular regard to:
- Minimum age of employment
- Freely chosen employment
- Health and safety
- Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
- No discrimination
- No harsh or inhumane treatment
- Working hours
- Rates of pay
Because of the sometimes complex nature of our craftsmans' supply chain, it is not always possible to monitor and control the conditions of each individual involved in the production of our products.
However, as Veronica Tharmalingam continues to grow it recognises the importance of being proactive and doing everything within its power to support the rights of those involved in the crafting of each piece.
Today, more than ever, being connected to our heritage, atelier and natural materials remain at the heart of everything we do and an integral piece of our commitment to conscious craftsmanship.
For more information on our practices and progress, please contact us.
We thank you for your support in our journey towards sustainable, conscious creation.