Working with Fair Trade producers in India
Our first Lazy Luna collection, LOVE PRINT is skilfully block printed by the Madhubani Printing Unit in West Bengal, India which is run by Mylee Mili. The Madhubani Printing Unit has been running since 2007, specialising in wooden block printing on a variety of fabrics.
I spent some time with the wonderful Mili and her family whilst in India last year, the unit is beautifully tucked away by the family home in a rural village. We worked in the unit developing our designs onto fabric, we drank tea, had homemade Bengali snacks and enjoyed some time getting to know one another.
Mili is one of those super inspirational women, she has built the unit up from nothing to provide for her family. She not only supports her family but has built her reputation as a printer to secure enough work to employ local villagers. On top of that, Mili is now expanding into embroidery and is supporting a number of women from the local community with embroidery work.
The Madhubani Printing Unit, follows the 10 principles of fair trade; https://wfto.com/fair-trade/10-principles-fair-trade
Working with fair trade producers means that we can be confident all producers receive fair pay, gender equality and safe working conditions.
Slow fashion is on the increase and at LAZY LUNA we love working with smaller producers groups, getting to know the producers and their individual stories.
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