People & Ethics
"Every time you spend money, you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want.” - Anna Lappe
VOTE WITH YOUR DOLLAR
We do not support mass factory production and fast fashion. In fact, we reject it. It is incredibly detrimental to the environment and highly degrading for the makers. According to the 2019 ‘Oxfam Made in Poverty Report’, nine out of ten workers interviewed in Bangladesh cannot afford enough food for themselves and their families, forcing them to regularly skip meals and eat inadequately, or go into debt. More shockingly, as evidenced in the 2019 Baptist World Aid report, only 9 percent of Australian fashion brands pay their workers a living wage! We could honestly go on and on with awful statistics however the message is still the same – something needs to change and fast.
Chamani solely works with artisanal communities and not-for-profit organisations as our suppliers in our value-chain, ensuring all makers not only have a happy, healthy, inspiring work environment but most importantly, are paid a fair, living wage.
A DEDICATION TO WOMEN
Each unique piece we produce is a dedication to all women, especially the woman behind it. Each garment and print is named after a woman at our partnering non-profits. When ordering your forever piece, you can learn their stories and create a connection with the items that clothe your body but more importantly a connection with the person who lovingly handmade your garment. Each garment made will also have a label with the signature or name of the person who made it. You can read about the incredible women behind the names of our products for our latest collection
We have some amazing initiatives in the pipeline which allow you to giveback even after you have purchased your piece. We can't wait to share more on this soon! Watch this space.