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We are starting production in Thailand.

It’s official that we will be the first international company to produce inside women’s prisons in Thailand. Earlier today, Veronica D’Souza, our CEO and Founder, and the General Secretary signed the partnership agreement in Bangkok, meaning that we start our trial production in May 2018. We will produce styles in 100% locally-sourced silk made by women in the high-security prison in Chiang Mai in the Northern part of Thailand.

The partnership agreement has a historic meaning for production related to the Thai prison system, and will ensure education in clothing production, good wages and new opportunities for women in prison.

The partnership has been in progress since Veronica and our Regional Manager Kristina Kuhl visited three Thai prisons last year. Since then, we’ve only meet a lot of goodwill and support towards implementing new working conditions. The partnership agreement is signed by Carcel, The Ministry of Justice and the Kamlangjai Project (The Inspire Project) which is initiated by the HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha. The Princess is UN Goodwill Ambassador and co-writer on the ‘UN Bangkok Rules’ that improves the rights for women in prison.

The training period will start in Chiang Mai's women’s prison in May 2018 and our first silk styles will be launched later this year.

We are very honoured and excited about this partnership, and will keep you involved in the processes.

Here's some amazing pics from the event of the MoU signing. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are starting production in Thailand. We are starting production in Thailand.