We make our clothes in India because we love India, her spirit, her people and her fabrics! We believe that by engaging in conscious and ethical importing we can create healthy global exchanges that are both sustainable and beneficial.
Alchemy is sweatshop free. Our vision is not short term or merely profit-based. We have been working with the same families and individual craftspeople in India for more than a decade. Our businesses have grown together because they are based on mutual respect, trust and friendship. We work together on all levels, developing new product lines and constantly improving on quality. Our tailors take pride in their amazing work, and it is that energy that radiates from an Alchemy original. That is why you will see on our labels & tags “made in India with love.”
Alchemy’s Fair Trade Actions:
*We guarantee that no person under the age of 18 is involved in the production of our products.
*We ensure a “living wage” to all our tailors, paying 2-3 times the average local wage.
*We ensure our tailors safe work environments, regular hours, breaks & holidays.
*We pre-pay at least 50% in advance so our producers do not have to go into debt buying materials.
*We visit each family/individual annually to make sure the above are maintained.
*Alchemy sponsors two of our tailors’ girls to go to a good school, and provides them with lunches, supplies & clothing throughout the year.