Aruna was born with the desire to create sustainable employment for trafficked women seeking independence through a bright and confident future. We choose to be fully transparent from the hands that craft our products to the materials used to create them. We appreciate your desire to be a part of this mission, and we are grateful that you care to know who crafts your products and where the creation takes place. Go ahead, read on– we’re so excited to share this with you.
Let’s start with defining sustainable employment. In the ugly world of human trafficking, re-trafficking rates are high due to a lack of jobs and overwhelming poverty. The only way to combat this issue is to create lasting jobs that exist in a sustainable and encouraging environment. At Aruna, we make sure every employee’s workspace is a healthy, motivating surrounding. By creating a positive and beneficial workspace, we are creating sustainable employment marked by holistic care that provides a platform for artisans to grow and thrive through the process.
The women we employ have been freed from the brothel system and are now working within the Aruna sisterhood, receiving a fair and living wage including retirement and healthcare. They have been trained as artisans to sew exceptional products and earn a paycheck, allowing them to experience independence and to care for their families.
As much as we appreciate products, we honestly care more about people. No doubt, any craft can be tiresome and tedious. We include guided stretching throughout the workday, incorporate daily teatime (specifically chai!) per India’s culture, and host gatherings each morning to start each day with a positive message and conversation. Natural light floods the workspace and celebrations are had on birthdays. It’s cheerful and refreshing, and we are proud of that.
Want to learn more about some individual artisans? Click here!
SUSTAINABLE AND BLUESIGN CERTIFIED FABRIC
Aruna artisans are incredible, and so are the products they create. See that little “Sustainable and Bluesign Certified fabric” icon near our products? Allow us to explain. This certification embodies ethically made products in every stage, beginning at the factory floor and following along until the final product enters the consumer’s hands. Bluesign certification guarantees that both humans and the natural environment were cared for through the manufacturing process.
Most of our fabrics and trims are Bluesign certified, and we’ll make sure to call that out for you on each product. This means that not only are our products as a whole made ethically, but the companies that provide our trims and fabrics are also behind the sustainable mission. Our products are made using best practices from beginning to end.
Parallel to respecting people, Bluesign respects the earth. By helping to decrease the many negative impacts from textile production, Bluesign follows protocols to protect our water and air, alongside reducing overall waste. Sustainable employment and sustainable products –We can’t imagine doing it any other way. Want to read more about Bluesign certification? Read here!
SUSTAINABLE AND FUNCTIONAL PRODUCTS
Aruna offers sustainable employment through the making of sustainably made products that exist to sustain your very hectic life. We know that you are running about with a to-do list a mile long, and Aruna products are made to get you confidently through your day. Sustainable products can endure different environments, elements, and abrasion. Here are some of the features we added to make your day just a bit more worry-free.