We believe that even as newcomers to the fashion industry, we can have a positive impact by providing customers with ethical purchasing options, committing to responsible production, and giving back.
It's estimated that 80% of garment workers worldwide are women aged 18-35,* meaning that fashion ethics issues are women's ethics issues.
Kaftan Life products are collaboratively designed and manufactured in Jaipur, India, with a WRAP** Platinum Certified producer. WRAP Platinum compliance means providing workers with healthy working conditions, fair wages and benefits, and opportunities for continuing education, in addition to ensuring that facilities pass regular safety inspections.
Giving Back with Commit2Change
Our commitment doesn't end at the production line. We contribute 1% of our revenue to programs seeking better opportunities for women in the regions that inspire our products and where Kaftan Life products are made.
Our first non-profit partner, Commit2Change, is a U.S. based 501(c)(3) non-profit who provides programs seeking to empower abandoned and impoverished girls ages 13-18 in India. These programs help them develop life skills, pursue higher education, and forge a path to financial independence. Current Commit2Change-supported programs include Adaptive Education Programs, Tutoring, Peer to Peer Mentorship, and Mental Wellness Programs.
Commit2Change currently supports six such programs in New Delhi (1), Mumbai (3), Hyderabad (1) and Bangalore (1).
Kaftan Life's donations are made on a quarterly basis. We calculate a given quarter's donation amount as 0.01 x quarterly net revenue, where net revenue is defined as gross revenue minus selling fees and costs associated with returned or undelivered products.
For more information about Commit2Change and ways to donate directly, visit their website using the link above.
If you're inspired by our commitment to ethical production and giving back, read on to learn how we're inspired by the kaftan and its rich history.
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