Our JAGGERY knitwear is made fair & ethically in a knitting workshop in Auroville, South India. All of the makers involved in creating one of our knits are experienced highly skilled crafters and artisans from the surrounding villages of Auroville. They are all paid fair living wages and work in a respectful environment. Each item is made by a different pair of hands therefore there might be little imperfections. We cherish these little imperfections and feel they are part of the unique beauty of each product. Our items all take time to finish as they are hand knitted, hand assembled and often have intricate crochet finishes.
Our JAGGERY leather bags are all hand cut and hand stitched in a leather workshop within the same compound of our knitwear workshop.
This little business' aim is to keep alive the beautiful tradition of leather craftsmanship. All of their makers are paid fair living wages providing a reliable source of livelihood. They offer learning opportunities and skill training for younger local villagers who will work side by side with some of the older craftswomen/men which have been working there for almost 20 years.
Our unique and colourful beaded earrings are all made by hand with a lot of patience and skill in a bead workshop in Auroville. This tiny little project only employs a few women from the surrounding villages. They offer their employees a reliable workspace and a good living wage as well as promoting the equal role of a woman in society.
We are so proud and grateful to be working with these amazing projects, crafters and makers. For us supporting the slow and gentle production process, the handmade and the handcrafted is so important. We want to help keep alive certain traditions and skills that have been taught and practised around the world for centuries. Skills and techniques passed on from generation to generation that have brought us pieces of art, intricatetly crafted garments and especially durable goods.
Let’s help keep these traditions alive together!