Finding the perfect factory was one of the most important aspects of Discover Boutique and after an extensive search
I found the perfect fit.
Each garment is ethically sourced and produced in Bali, Indonesia using a local company where being ethical and ensuring
a happy work force is at the heart- which are values that imbed Discover Boutique.
The collection is manufactured and produced in a small family run company, established in 1995, which has now been passed
down in the family and run by the owner’s daughter, Natali.
The factory is a small team of 25, with the majority having worked there for over 15 years. From my first visit it was clear from speaking
with the team that there was a strong family bond with individuals taking great pride in their work and smiling along the way.
We spoke passionately about ethical standards and treating workers fairly and it was clear we clicked
in what we saw was important.
Natali’s company was my number one choice by a mile, which was set in stone when I walked through the factory.
After speaking to all the staff and seeing their passion come to life, what felt at first like a gut feeling, I knew
was more like fate. I had found my factory and the people I wanted to be part of the discover boutique journey"
(Watch my ethical factory vid here)
As we grow we hope our manufacturer will also organically grow with us and of course, sustain their excellent working conditions.
As after all, where the clothes come from is at the heart of the designs.
(For the inspiration behind the designs click here).
FALL IN LOVE WITH BALI (WE DID!)
I had my heart set on Bali before I had even stepped foot in the country. It was important for me to work
with a factory where I could make a difference, not only to the lives of the workers, but for this to make an impact
on their economy and filter down to the local’s wellbeing. I also strongly wanted to support factories that are running
their business ethically and away from sweat shop trade by paying them fairly and ensuring they hold strong ethical responsibility
When I then arrived in Bali this confirmed my gut feeling. The Balinese are some of the friendliest, most happy,
open and kind people I have ever met. I instantly felt a connection with the locals and I fell in love with the culture,
diversity and individuality of the country.
Bali is an incredibly special place and was a natural choice to inspire not only my designs, but for me as a designer.