We aim to make an impact using sustainable business in the three following ways:
We purchase the products from our partners at prices determined by the creators themselves. This ensures that prices are not subjected to wage dumping or external financial pressure.
Many of our partners are small businesses without significant financial resources at their disposal. Therefore, we pay a portion of the production costs right after our order is placed. This pre-financing allows the artisans to buy needed materials. The rest is paid once the products are shipped to us.
Cooperation with social businesses
Of course we choose our partners according to the quality of the craft. However, a partnership will only be established if they are also committed to the values of a social business. Many of the companies we work with are run by women and/or provide a sustainable income to indigenous communities. Most of the artisans live in remote areas, where their income is based on several different activities and occupations.
We work with a variety of social businesses in countries such as Egypt, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, Peru and many more. At FOLKDAYS “Made in Bangaldesh” or “Made in Nepal” does not stand for below-minimum wages and exploitation.
Shaping the discourse and values in fashion
Instead of following short-lived trends, we offer jewellery, accessories, garments and interior products which have been designed to last. We hope to inspire an appreciation for high-quality goods made of high-quality materials, bringing you joy without encouraging needless overconsumption.