Today, on World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development we celebrate the central role played by our culture in inspiring the vegan handbags we make. We passionately believe in the power of our cultures to create equitable, fair and sustainable development, helping nations thrive while we live with respect and gratitude towards our communities and environment.
On the International Day of Cooperatives, we launched the Sri Lanka Dumbara Hana Weavers Association with our traditional artisans. This was realising a long held ambition to organise the artisans into a cohesive group that will empower artisans further their own economic, social and cultural wellbeing.
The fashion industry is producing too much too often and we took part in the Ethical Fashion Hackathon to join forces with like minded ethical fashion pioneers to find a solution where together we proposed a legally binding framework covering the complete value chain of a fashion product.
COVID19 has plunged the world into a state of uncertainty and fear like never known before. Its impact is severe and far reaching. As the world shuts down to protect lives, we are standing together with our artisans so we see through this unprecedented situation together.
A new generation of artisans are joining the traditional craft of handwoven hana mats thanks to the opportunity to earn a fair living wage while being part of a movement to protect a piece of Sri Lanka's heritage.