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Environmental + Social Responsibility

 

It is our vision to become one of the most sustainable and conscious fashion brands in the world. We take responsibility to positively impact our planet and its people in every single thing we do, preserving our beautiful earth for our children, and our children’s children.

 

At Sivalya we are creating a conscious lifestyle step by step, so we can all walk a little lighter on this Earth.

 

 

 

Creative process for all Sivalya products start with a thought process, of how we can enrich the life of workers who make our designs while minimizing the environmental impact on planet at the same time. This means auditing the materials and methods we use to make our products, taking responsibility for the entire lifecycle of our products and examining how we use resources of production and allocate funds to reach the actual person making the product.

Responsible Manufacturing means knowing where your products are being made, who makes them, the working conditions in which they are produced, how much are the workers paid and building long term relationships to ensure continuous improvement. To support this, we maintain an internal database and profile information of all our workers and small businesses that work with them.

All potential SIVALYA artisan partners undergo an extensive vetting process to ensure that they are able to comply with our standards for quality control and production, as well as social and environmental responsibility. All the raw materials for each partner is sourced by our own team members and provided to artisans to ensure quality and environmental standards. Each finished product passes through stringent testing to make sure it is matches our expected standards of Quality.

We are committed to transparency and collaboration. Therefore, we value, expect and promote fair and ethical treatment of people and are committed to assuring that the partners with whom we do business share these values. Here is the list of values which each of our artisan and small business partners perseveres and follows:

  • No Forced Labor
  • No Child Labor
  • No Harassment or Abuse
  • Nondiscrimination
  • Freedom of Association
  • Fair Compensation
  • Positive Employment Relationship
  • Regular Hours of Work
  • Importance to Health and Safety
  • Respect and Care for the Environment
  • Ethical Conduct at All times
  • Proper Documentation and Inspection

 

 

 

Sivalya employs a team of community members who conduct regular audits of our suppliers on an unannounced basis, allowing us to monitor the working conditions of artisans as they work on a typical given day. We work with them to develop a corrective action plan to remediate issues identified during the audit. As we consider our artisans and suppliers as partners, our approach to remediation is continuous improvement, working together to improve working conditions.

Monitoring alone is not enough. We also support artisan efforts to promote sustainable solutions. Through regular training and capacity building program, we encourage artisans and suppliers to further develop their skills to manage the resources and production processes better. The Sivalya process unites over 200 artisans and small businesses across 6 countries to create a global supply chain of unmatched quality and sustainability. Together, the partner network has resources and best in class processes necessary to meet strict, international standards of quality and compliance at every level of the production process - from fair labor, equal treatment, wages and hours to oversight on healthy and safe working environments that positively impact local communities and the planet at large.

In addition to our core focus areas, Sivalya is dedicated to supporting humanitarian initiatives and disaster relief efforts around the world. We value ethical practices at every step in the supply chain and work with community groups, society and government organizations to keep being educated on ethical standards and practices across the supply chain. We believe corporate responsibility includes supporting and empowering communities in countries where we manufacture, source materials, and sell products. Additionally, we value our employees and believe in supporting causes important to them through volunteerism and corporate donation matching.

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