Here at Accessorize, we’re proud to support Fashion Revolution Week’s (22nd-28th April 2019) #whomademyclothes campaign, demanding greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry. The global movement aims to radically change the way clothes are sourced, produced and consumed, and help ensure that people, the environment, creativity and profit are all valued in equal measure. As a brand, we’re committed to sourcing responsibly and understanding our supply chain and doing right by the people who make our most beautiful things – here are just some of the talented artisans that we work with…
1. The Multicolour Stripe Swimsuit
Tapping into the rainbow trend, our multicolour stripe swimsuit is spliced with bright blocks of pink, red, yellow, blue and green for an eye-catching effect. It’s cut with a flattering wrap neckline and waist-defining ties, as well as criss-cross straps on the back – perfect for showing off sun-kissed skin.
Made by Lu and Li
Lu Songnian, 30, and Li Shuoling, 31, are a married couple with two young children. They met in the same factory – Lu is a sewing worker while Li has recently been promoted to a process improvement technician. In their spare time, the couple enjoy going for walks, taking selfies and attending the theatre together.
2. The Tropicana Statement Necklace
Embrace the exotic – our Tropicana statement necklace is lavishly embellished with gemstones, beads and 3D flowers in high-octane hues of green, pink and yellow while the back is fully lined for a smooth and snag-free fit.
Made by Mumtaz
Mumtaz is an artisan who specialises in hand-embellishment at one of our suppliers. He was keen to talk about his craft, which is commonly referred to as adda or aari work in northern India where many skilled craftspeople are keeping the traditional technique alive. The process involves tying fabric to a wooden frame and adorning its surface with beads and sequins using specific stitches, giving garments a rich, unique look.
3. The Cockatoo Earrings
There’s no shortage of tropical vibes with our embellished cockatoo earrings, carefully adorned with small-scale beads and gemstones in a sunshine-ready colour palette. Raffia feathers add a playful touch to this statement-making pair.
Made by Mohd
Mohd Ehsaan, 33, is an artisan who has been an embellishment worker at one of our jewellery suppliers for last five years. Talented with an eye for detail, he creates beautiful pieces for Accessorize.
Originally from the small village of Sitarim Zila from eastern India, Mohd moved to New Delhi to find work and better support his family. He’s been married to wife Mehnaaz Khatoon for 12 years and the couple have two children together –Mohd Shakib, nine, and Nabg, 11. He loves spending time with his children and telling them stories about his own childhood.
The Monsoon Accessorize Product Supply Chain
Here at Accessorize, we take responsibility for our product supply chain. We have a team in India and in China who personally visit our suppliers where our products are made. As part of that visit, they speak directly with workers to check that they are being treated and paid fairly.