Visiting India At Stolbjerg Copenhagen we are proud that a part of our designs are sewed at our indian production, which focuses on exactly the employees conditions. It is important for us to be transparent about the way we work, ao you also have an insight to how your purchases are created
Frederikke, joint owner of Stolbjerg Copenhagen, continuously visit the production in india to talk to both the management and the employees. At Stolbjerg Copenhagen it is a key issue that the working conditions are good, and the materiels are sustainable.
"We wanted to create beautiful and functional design, but we didn't want to do it
unless we figured out a way to do it in a sustainable and responsible way in relation to the working conditions for our employees abroad".
Therefore, we at Stolbjerg Copenhagen are engaged in the production and we thereby secure good working conditions. At these visits Frederikke talks with the owner of the detail production as well as the employees. Through these talks we know, that the detail production focuses on the following points in order to secure the good working conditions:
The diversity is secured by allowing men and women to work side by side. In India this is a rarity, because departments are often separated by gender.
Joint hourly breaks.
Good ventilation in the rooms where the heat is controlled in the best way possible
Higher wages than the average sewing machinist, is contributing to better living standards for the employees.
The employees don’t work with harmful chemistry. This is opposed to many places in India. The consequences by working with harmful chemistry can be burns, skin diseases, headaches and illnesses in both neck, eyes, nose and ears.
Working hours that secures both the employees physical and mental wellbeing.
The production only hires adults. Child labour is widespread in India, and the choice only hire adults is therefore essentiel in the battle against child labour.
With these focuse points we secure both the physical and mental working conditions for our employees in India:
We at Stolbjerg Copenhagen fight to optimize the processes surrounding our production every day, so you as consumers safely can purchase our products fully enlightened and with good conscience.:
We want production transparency for our consumers and to increase the focus on proper conditions for employees.
With the Who made your bag initiative, our sewing machinists add a signed tag to the bag they've created. In this way, it is possible for us in Denmark to get an insight to who's the hands and face behind the bag, we wear.
In generel, we want to increase the focus on consumer awareness in the fashion industry.
Who made your bag is thereby a tribute to our Indian colleagues in Team Stolbjerg Copenhagen, who creates the beautiful products we sent to you every day.
Team Stolbjerg Copenhagen i Indien