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Fair Trade Manufacturing - Kind Words from a Customer

October 18, 2020 1 Comment

Fair Trade Manufacturing - Kind Words from a Customer

October is Fair Trade Month and as such, we are putting the spotlight on our Fair Trade and Sustainability practices.  We view fair trade as not an extra side benefit, but as an integral and necessary practice within our manufacturing business.  We see it is as the only way to work--putting people first, by practicing our values (on time payments, fair payments, living wages, clean and safe working conditions, gender equality, respect for cultural identity, no forced labor, no child labor to name several) each and every day.

We especially wanted to give a shout out and thank you to RHO, a UK based new fair trade and sustainability-minded loungewear brand we recently completed a manufacturing order for.  We love their aesthetics and love that we are on the same page with our values!  They can be found at https://www.wheninrho.com/

Here's what they had to say and some photos of their collection;  I am deeply touched by what they have written and I know our entire team in Jaipur is as well.

“Shari and the whole Mehera Shaw team have been so great to work with from Day 1 of the development of our first collection.   As a sustainability-conscious small brand, finding Mehera Shaw was like striking gold!  Their commitment to sustainable production and ethical practices shines through in everything they do.  They are transparent, reliable and trustworthy, and have made trying to produce in a conscious way so much less complicated than we expected it could be.  It has been so refreshing and exciting to build a mutually respectful and compassionate relationship with a supplier we can trust.  Shari is very supportive, fair, and responds quickly to any correspondence.  Mehera Shaw’s production standard is very high, the level of craftsmanship involved in the block printing is incredible, and the pieces they have produced for us so far are truly beautiful.

We have learnt a lot from Mehera Shaw.  Their commitment to sustainability is progressive and genuine; it inspires us and drives us forward to develop and grow our business with hopes of contributing to positive change in the fashion industry as they do.  We are so proud to work with Mehera Shaw, we look forward to continuing our relationship with them and would highly recommend them to anyone in search of an ethical, sustainable, artisan, fair trade manufacturer with integrity and heart.”

—Elena, RHO Brand, 16 October 2020 @wheninrho

RHO fair trade loungewear

 




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Elena Ferrara
Elena Ferrara

March 07, 2021

Thank you for featuring us on your blog Shari. We look forward to continuing to work together!

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Fit/Sizing/Care

FIT

Our styles are meant to give room to breath and move.  We use fine tailoring coupled with a relaxed, comfortable fit.

We use a fit guide for each of our styles to provide more information about the fit that was intended.

Slim Fit: a close fit to the body. Regular Fit: a comfortable, relaxed fit with room around the body. Generous Fit: a very loose fit (such as in our oversized blouses) with lots of room around the body for ease of movement.

SIZING

h4XS/ 36

h4S/ 38

h4M/40

h4L/ 42

h4XL/44

h4chest

h435.5 inches/ 90 cm

h437.5 inches/95 cm

h439.5 inches/ 100 cm

h441.5 inches/ 105 cm

h444.5 inches. 113 cm

h44cm extra from body

h4waist

h426 inches/ 66 cm

h428 inches/ 71 cm

h430 inches/ 76 cm

h432 inches/ 81 cm

h435 inches/ 89 cm

h4fitted

h4low waist

h428 inches/71 cm

h430 inches/76 cm

h432 inches/ 81 cm

h434 inches/ 86 cm

h437 inches/ 94 cm

h4fitted

h4hip

h437 inches/ 94 cm

h439 inches/ 99 cm

h441 inches/ 104 cm

h443 inches/ 109 cm

h446 inches/ 1

h44cm extra from body

WASHCARE

All garments have been washed several times during the printing/dyeing and manufacturing process.  

CARE for 100% cotton

We recommend cold water machine wash (up to 30 degrees celsius) with a bio detergent and either tumble dry on low heat or line dry in shade for all of our 100% cotton garments/homewares (except for quilts).  

Iron on reverse side of garment following fabric settings.  

Do not use bleach or stain remover.

Cold water wash and low heat drying or line drying in the shade will increase the life of the garment, prolong the vibrancy of the colors and reduce energy use. Shrinkage on all cottons is minimal, approximately 3%.

Garments/homewares are dyed or printed using AZO free, low-impact, pigment or reactive dyes unless otherwise noted.  These dyes are color-fast, but care should still be taken to wash with like colors to retain the vibrancy of the colors.

CARE for 100% cotton quilts

For quilts with cotton fill, we recommend spot or light surface cleaning only with a damp cloth and mild detergent.  Eco-friendly dry cleaning is also recommended. 

CARE for herbal/vegetable dye items

Vegetable dyes are not colorfast and are specifically marked in the product description.  We strongly recommend that all vegetable dye products be washed once before use in a cold water wash with minimal detergent.  Wash separately. Tumble dry on low heat or line dry in shade.  Iron on reverse side.  Do not use bleach or stain remover.

Please keep in mind that indigo dye does continually fade over time.  This is the nature of true indigo dye and is not a defect, but rather a sign of the 'living' nature of the dye.

CARE for silk and cotton/silk

For our silk and cotton silk garments/homewares, we also recommend gentle cycle machine wash cold water (up to 30 degrees celsius) or delicate hand washing to increase the life of the garment and reduce the environmental footprint from energy use, detergents and water wastage.  

Tumble dry on low heat or line dry in shade.  

Iron on reverse side of garment following fabric settings.

Do not use bleach or stain remover.

Dry cleaning using an eco-friendly service is also recommended.

CARE for linen and cotton/linen

For our linen and cotton linen garments/homewares, we also recommend gentle cycle machine wash cold water (up to 30 degrees celsius) or delicate hand washing to increase the life of the garment and reduce the environmental footprint from energy use, detergents and water wastage.  

Tumble dry on low heat or line dry in shade.  

Iron on reverse side of garment following fabric settings.

Do not use bleach or stain remover.