Who made my clothes?
The team at SISSEL EDELBO make an effort to have a close relation with our suppliers. We prioritize dialogue on both owner and management level as well as talking to masters, seamstresses and the team who carry out our quality check. We have hired our own controller, who on a daily basis visits our suppliers and communicates with the entire supply chain on the mother language (Hindu). We get daily feedback to be updated on factory flow.
In the recent years we joined the campaign #Whomademyclothes as a part of the annual Fashion Revolution Week, focusing on social sustainability for all textile workers around the world, who make our clothes.
The purpose of the campaign is to give workers in the textile industry a voice, and to secure improvement of their work conditions. By asking “Who made my clothes?”, the consumers demand more transparency from fashion brands all over the world – and this is much needed.
To us, the campaign is also an opportunity to show how we work with social sustainability, as well as making sure to highlight this important subject even more in the future.
At SISSEL EDELBO both social sustainability and transparency in our supply chain is of great importance. Therefore, as a brand we support and take part in the #Whomademyclothes-campaign. Below you can meet three key employees, who take part in manufacturing our clothes.
Meet three of the employees making your SISSEL EDELBO clothes
Vanita has been working with SISSEL EDELBO since 2014. She plays a vital part in the process of style development and choosing saris. She is in charge of sourcing all materials needed for producing our sustainable product. Vinita also helps getting our goods delivered to Denmark and has all dialogue with freight agencies.
Vanita is a modern Indian woman, who despite being married and the mother to a daughter, has chosen to keep working. She is ambitious and highly respected among colleagues and co-workers. Vinita loves working with SISSEL EDELBO, and she likes that the brand is founded by two women.
Mansingh is a vital employee with varied tasks and great responsibility. He assists buying and calculating prices for saris. He is in charge for the production of our upcycled clothes, and he makes sure we get all sales samples as well as the entire final production of both clothes and accessories.
People close to him call him Manu. He is the father of three and lives in a small village together with his family. Manu has developed good English skills over the years, and he is always up for giving a lift on his scooter to find souvenirs. Manu loves the fashion industry. He meets many different people from various cultures, which he finds interesting. On a day choosing saris alongside Manu, you always have many good and deep conversations.
Mukesh is the one, who finds the majority of our beautiful vintage saris. Before buying, he sends us pictures of the different prints for us to choose from. This way we curate, from the very beginning, which saris to become part of our collections. Mukesh has been an employee at one of our suppliers since 2017, and he knows exactly what we are looking for regarding quality.
Mukesh has taught himself Danish, and we get daily greetings like “Goodmorning my friend” in perfect Danish. He is dedicated and friendly and is as passionate as us working with vintage saris. It is within this field he wishes to evolve and make a career. Mukesh lives with his mother, whom he loves dearly.