The Anjelms Project creates ethically produced collections through sustainable and socially responsible practices while using fashion as a vehicle to protect and empower disadvantaged communities in Bali, Nepal and India.
The Anjelms Project was created in 2008 by Gaelle Beech and her Balinese friend Luh Ariadi 'Arik'. In 2012, their project template was taken to Kathmandu in Nepal where basics, knitwear and accessories are made with the collaboration of the Himalayan Nepal Export group. In 2014, The Anjelms Project started a collaboration with The Stitching Project in Pushkar, India, which is a community-driven social enterprise run by the textile artist, Fiona Wright and her husband Praveen Naya.
The Anjelms Project is committed to:
+ Using locally sourced textiles focusing on traditional handlooms, natural fibres, dyes and block printing. We celebrate cultural heritage and traditional skills.
+ Minimising waste through the optimisation of garment production.
+ Providing a safe and fair working environment for all our team members and collaborators.
+ Working directly with our producer groups to ensure a transparent production supply chain. This direct relationship allows us to offer our customers quality garments with a reasonable price tag.
+ Collaborating with emerging Australian fashion and visual designers to create socially and sustainably responsible collections that are unique, vibrant and innovative. This allows us to grow a network of creatives who care and provide our customers with an affordable, individual, versatile and comfortable wardrobe.
Our collection strives to tick all the boxes of the 10 fair-trade principles and to be unique and transparent.
+ Australian designed
All The Anjelms Project products are designed in White Gum Valley, Western Australia, and ethically made by small communities of women in Bali, Nepal and India.
+ Sustainable and zero-waste
All our clothes are made from locally sourced handspun, handwoven organic cotton providing employment for weavers, while all our dyes and inks are natural plant-based GOTS certified. Our collections include thoughtfully created classic pieces that are of exceptional quality, meaning that every piece is made to last and be loved for many years to come. Our philosophy of minimal waste means we look at our patterns carefully to make the best use of width of meterage. All offcuts are used in our waste not want not program of accessories, handstitched jackets and quilts.
It is manufactured by the Stitching Project in Pushkar India, which has Craftmark certification and adheres in all working aspects to the 10 fairtrade principles including, gender equality, safe working conditions, no child labour, capacity building, respect for the environment, fair payment, accountability and transparency in all practices. We visit the project yearly.
+ Eco-friendly fabrics
We only use natural unbleached handspun and hand-loomed cotton and cotton silk to create our collections.
The Anjelms Project is GOTS and Craftmark Certified.
No animals have been harmed in the process of textile production or manufacturing. No Animal textiles or animal by-products are used throughout our collections.
You can ask us anything you want about our supply chain, practices and manufacturing processes.
+ Social enterprise
By working closely with the Stitching Project, we provide employment to rural communities in Pushkar and provide them with opportunities for training. All the techniques used in the production of our garments are traditional local ones which promote the communities to be more sustainable and celebrate their cultural heritage.
+ Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Certification
+ Craftmark Certified
The Anjelms Project is designed in White Gum Valley, Western Australia, and ethically made by small communities of women in Bali, Nepal and India.