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 Here’s what we’re already doing, and what we commit to:

  • Individually source each piece of fabric.

  • Independently verify its provenance, production process, dyeing, weaving and spinning.

  • Independently verify each vendor we work with.

  • Use global traditions around clothing as inspiration for our designs, for pieces that reflect our diverse world.

  • Promote rural artisan production wherever possible.

  • Prioritise supporting artisans and handicrafts in the developing world.

  • Support small-scale agricultural practices, including dyeing, weaving and spinning.

  • Produce all garments myself, ensuring full control over labour rights in our production cycle.

  • Fight the destructive cycle of fast fashion by donating private funds to garment workers’ unions in the developing world, particularly in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

  • Campaign actively for worker’s rights, and ethical working and trading practices in fashion.

  • Promote fair trade by working with producers who dictate their own prices.

  • Invest private funds in Kiva, supporting entrepreneurs in the developing world.

  • As we grow, Syra Brownlock plans to move production of all our clothing to private tailors in India, who will control all aspects of production.

  • Contribute my skills to research reports around slow and ethical fashion.

  • Collaborate with other designers, patterners, and sewists in the slow fashion space.

  • Work with other bloggers and makers to build the movement.

  • Share detailed information about each piece of fabric, and all my materials, with you on the blog.

  • Share information about the provenance, production and person behind each item in your clothing, through handwritten cards for each customer.

  • Champion craftsmanship and revive the art of creating, through providing bespoke services for each customer.

I’m constantly looking for innovations and creative ideas. If you have any recommendations of how I can improve Syra Brownlock’s ethical and/or sustainable policy and practices, don’t hesitate to email me: sanjukta@syrabrownlock.com