At Tulip, we believe in intentional hiring and ethical consumption at every step of our production process. Our decisions have real-world impact, and we want to leave the world in better condition than we found it.
That’s why we’ve partnered with ethical cut-and-sew contractors in Kathmandu, Nepal, and now also in Lima, Peru, each with a social mission to empower their communities. These partners oversee the entire manufacturing process of our shades: drafting and grading patterns; sourcing fabric; cutting, sewing and trimming; and labeling and packaging products. Every fabric and textile is ethically sourced from environmentally-conscious suppliers in both Nepal and Peru, while our manufacturing ethos of “leave no trace” is applied up and down the supply chain.
Employees work in beautiful, state-of-the-art facilities to produce high-quality garments, accessories, and home goods — their priorities lie in the creation of expertly-crafted products, environmental sustainability, and making it a great place to work. Every one of their staff receive fair wages; opportunities for literacy training, job-skills and life-skills training; health care; and employer matched savings, all in a positive work environment. Sewing and production staff are eligible for school scholarships for their children. In this way, they empower the next generation to become less vulnerable to exploitation and to break free from the cycle of poverty.
By extending our manufacturing to Peru, we are not only diversifying our production capabilities but also deepening our commitment to making a global impact on social and environmental levels.
In all earnestness, it’s worth noting that these are good people. From day one, our experiences with both of our manufacturers have been filled with kindness and have affirmed our faith that there are other people on this planet who care about each other, and where we live, and where we’ll live tomorrow.