The Eternal Creation Story - Celebrating 15 years!
Published: 06/11/2014 by Eternal Creation
Winners of the 2013 Source Award for Sustainable Childrenswear, Eternal Creation works with Tibetan refugees & local Indians to produce fresh and vibrant Fair Trade fashion.
Putting people before profit, garments are made in a supportive & fun working environment in the Indian Himalayas.
Conceived in 1999 by Australian designer Frances Carrington, Eternal Creation runs its own Fair Trade certified tailoring centre in Dharamsala, home to the Dalai Lama.
Fair trade and Fabulous!
Known for well made colourful clothes and beautiful prints as well as high-quality products, Eternal Creation provides a pleasant working environment and fair pay. From benefits such as English classes and subsidised school fees, to paid maternity and paternity leave, we aspire to have happy workers. With annual staff parties, sports activities and spontaneous picnics, we also have lots of fun!
Eternal Creation is a registered member of the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand, while the Himalaya Tailoring Centre is a certified member of the Fair Trade Forum India (affiliated with the World Fair Trade Organisation).
Our Himalayan Tailoring Centre
Eternal Creation runs its own design and production unit, the Himalaya Tailoring Centre, located in Dharamsala in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas. Dharamsala is the political and spiritual capital for Tibetan refugees.
We employ over 70 staff, coming from Tibetan, Nepalese and Indian cultures, and encompassing Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh and Muslim faiths. Rather than outsource to meet growing demand, we've concentrated on increasing the capacity of our tailoring centre, providing more jobs for the local community and ensuring our high quality standards and ethical principles are maintained.
A particular focus is womens’ employment and training. To help working mothers, we established a free childrens’ creche, as well as providing maternity and paternity leave and a variety of bonuses.
We’re currently supporting our staff by paying 50% of their children’s school fees, and are planning to increase that to 100% in 2015.
Our tailoring centre provides secure jobs with excellent working conditions and produces beautiful, well-made products.
Fifteen Years On…
This year we’re celebrating 15 years of Fair Trade fashion. We’re very proud of everything we’ve achieved in that time, but there’s still a lot to do to make the world a fairer place for all!
Please visit our tailoring centre at www.eternalcreation.com or come and visit us in person!
Until December 21st, 2014 when you shop online, enter HAPPY15THBIRTHDAY to receive AUD$15 off your order (minimum order AUD$50).