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, celebrating cultural heritage and traditional skills.
+ Minimising waste through the optimisation of garment production.
+ Providing a safe and fair working environment for all team members and collaborators.
+ Working directly with producer groups to ensure a transparent production supply chain. This direct relationship allows customers access to quality garments at a reasonable price.
+ 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.
The Anjelms Project strives to tick all the boxes of the ten 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 The Anjelms Project clothes are made from locally sourced handspun, handwoven organic cotton providing employment for weavers, while all dyes and inks are natural plant-based GOTS certified. 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. The Anjelms Projects' philosophy of minimal waste means each pattern is carefully considered to make the best use of all fabric. All offcuts are used in a 'waste not want not' program of accessories, handstitched jackets and quilts.
The Anjelms Project is manufactured by the Stitching Project in Pushkar India, which has Craftmark certification and adheres in all working aspects to the ten 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. The Anjelms Project team visits the project yearly.
+ Eco-friendly fabrics
The Anjelms Project only uses natural unbleached handspun and hand-loomed cotton and cotton silk to create all 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 any collection.
You can ask the team at The Anjelms Project anything you want about their supply chain, practices and manufacturing processes.
+ Social enterprise
By working closely with the Stitching Project, The Anjelms Project provides employment to rural communities in Pushkar and provide them with opportunities for training. All the techniques used in the production of garments are traditional and local, which supports 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.