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Transparency

Our goal is to be as transparent as possible about everything that includes Ray the Collection. So here is a list of sourcing:

Packaging:

The packaging comes from Biobiene (www.biobiene.com), a company that is awarded as (german) sustainable brand of the year 2018 for their packaging products made out of recycled materials.

Hangtags:

Our hangtags are made with a workshop for handicapped people in association with the “Rudolf-Sophien-Stift” in Stuttgart (Werkstatt für Menschen mit Behinderungen). Not to mention they are also made out of recycled paper.

Kimono & printed Blouse:

For our printed Kimonos and Blouses we work with Saheli Women (www.saheliwomen.com), a non profit that is focusing on combating exploitative labor by providing fair wages and a safe working environment. The prints are hand-printed in traditional block-printing technique in Bagru, India.

Embroidered blouse & T-Shirt:

The embroidered blouses are made out of Lenzing Tencel. The fibers help maintain environmental balance by being integrated into nature´s cycle and originate from the renewable raw material wood created by the natural process of photosynthesis. (www.tencel.com/sustainability)

The embroidery and stitching is made in a small factory in Bombay, in association with Vijaya from Indricka Clothing (www.indricka.com). The video below gives a insight into the making of the embroidery and blouse.

Shawls:

Artisans in the south of india are weaving these beautiful shawls by hand. We are planning to visit them personally while our next visit to India.