As a family business we believe strongly in fair trade and investing in people and communities, but not at the expense of our products – we think they go hand in hand. Here’s a little more information on how we make our beautiful clothes in Nepal.
Fig has two production sites in Kathmandu, Nepal, where we manufacture our high-quality knitwear and wraps. We select and import only the finest cashmere yarn from Mongolia, where it is spun prior to being shipped to our facilities in Kathmandu. The clothes and wraps are made on hand machines – a labour intensive and skilled process. We employ and train mainly female workers to use the machines that knit the designs into the correct shape, style and measurements of the garment. The garment is then dyed, assembled and finished by hand and passes quality control before being shipped. Our workforce comprises mainly of young women who are usually the main income earners within their family group. We ensure that they are well paid, and have excellent working conditions, as we feel these are basic rights.
We try at all times to be environmentally aware, using as many local materials as we can, creating a supply chain which creates work for people outside our business. All the packaging and tags are sourced locally, as well as the transport and shipping services that move our goods. All in all, it creates a rich source of income for the community.
We hold most of our products in stock which means they will be dispatched within 2-4 days of order confirmation. If we do not have the item you have ordered in stock we will advise you of our estimated delivery time. We will dispatch your order signed for Standard delivery at a cost of £4.95 per order.
We hope you will be pleased with your purchase but if for any reason you would like to return it for a full refund then please return the product to us within 21 days in the re-sealable package in which it arrived. As long as the product is in an unworn and in re-saleable condition, we will refund the full cost excluding postage. This returns policy does not affect your statutory rights to cancel but is separate and additional to your statutory rights.