Crafted in Kashmir is committed to conducting business in a legal, responsible and ethical manner with respect for human dignity and concern for environmental sustainability. We ensure, through direct audits of our suppliers, that our products comply with laws regarding slave and child labor.
We are committed to providing a fair wage to artisans who work with us, both in Srinagar and in the villages where we work, such as Kanihama. As part of an effort to preserve the dying art of hand-spinning cashmere, we have, since our inception, removed long-standing gender taxes on the work of women spinners.
We stand against the cruel treatment of animals and do not engage in the production or sale of Shahtoosh, banned by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Animals. Our cashmere is sourced from tribal communities known as the Changpa who live in the high-altitudes of the Himalayas and have sustainably reared cashmere goats for centuries.
All our dyes are carcinogen free and we are working towards reducing the environmental impact of dyeing through the use of natural dyes. Our signature papier-mâché packaging draws from the traditional Kashmiri art-form of the same name and uses up-to eighty percent recycled paper.
These are the small ways in which we contribute to building a locally embedded, inclusive and ecologically conscious cultural enterprise.