At Ananda Soul, we look into each component of our designs and trace its origin as far back as possible.
For example, our silver is sourced from an Italian company that refines their metals using environmentally safe practices. The majority of our gemstones are sourced from another Italian supplier, who only purchases rough materials from certified small companies and family businesses, guaranteeing good work conditions with minimal impact on the land and the neighboring communities. The remainder of our gemstones (mostly our beads and large stones) come from an Indian family business whose cutters work under ethical conditions.
When it comes to our clothing, all our designs are made from certified organic cotton, sourced from a company in Java, Indonesia and locally dyed with a Bali-based company that only uses plant-based dyes.
In terms of our local production, we are working with three different production houses who are as committed to ethical work practices as we are. They comply with fair trade work conditions, offering fair work hours, paid leave, medical and life insurance, and even accommodation for non-local team members along with a daycare for working mothers.