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Our Tailor Shop in Nepal

Since 1990 we have been running our own textile production in Nepal. We ourselves fabricate on site for you.

Only those who manufacture in person are able to control working conditions on the ground. It is the only way to exert influence on the production's sustainability as well as environmental and social compatibility.
We have always been concerned with transparency and proper working conditions.
Because of bad publicity relating to textile productions in Asia (for example Bangladesh) we decided to grant an insight to our tailor shop. We are showing you how we work via our 24/7 web cams on the ground. After the April 2915 earthquake the building of our old tailoring suffered from extensive damage. Immediately, we flew to Kathmandu and fortunately were able to move to newly renovated and more spacious premises. In the end of June production resumed.
Take a look at the dedication ceremony for our new premises.dedication of the new tailor shop

Daily Work Routine

A standard Nepali work week consists of five days of work. On average, the staggered working hours amount to six to nine hours per day. Production is discontinued on the occasion of momentous holidays such as Dashain, Shivarati, Lhosar, Holi, and Tihar. These often last several days. In addition, there is an annual company holiday with instant wage payment every October, which takes two weeks. Furthermore, we provide our employees with a thirteenth salary every year (the so called 'Dashain Bonus'). Finally, everyday there is free lunch and two tea breaks during which chai and cake is supplied. Currently our production features ten tailors as well as nine other employees who are in charge of administration and finishing.

Our Staff

Staff picture of our tailoring in Nepal

Please scroll down if you wish to get acquainted with each of our staff members.

Wages

Customarily, tailors in Asia are payed per manufactured item. This is also how we manage our tailors' wages. The price of individual pieces of garments is determined following negotiations with the tailors. The resulting salary system of our production enables our tailors to earn at least five times more than a common worker in the Bangladesh textile industry. Our other employees receive a fixed monthly salary. We pay above the general pay scale since we wish to achieve premium quality goods manufactured by a highly motivated longstanding employees. In addition, we take care of our staff members' social issues like insurance, healthcare, surcharges for kindergarten, school fees, and so on. Our way of managing our staff entails a productive and pleasant working atmosphere.

Production Process

We ourselves are skilled in tailoring and fabricate all of our patterns in person. Our fabric on is produced by a weaving we trust (there is a video featuring the weaving mill available). Furthermore we are on-site at least twice a year in order to conduct workshops in our tailoring. Also, during our stays in Nepal we to work on new designs as well as on quality control. All work processes have to be monitored constantly in order to sustain our high standards.
Even in our production errors can occur. Due to this it is necessary that all operations are reviewed continuously. For instance, a clean white cloth might turn into a fuzzy piece of fabric. To avoid this, all sewing machines, cutting tables, and so on need to be cleaned thoroughly after processing dark fabric.
Every sewn item is subject to a twofold quality control conducted by our employees dealing with finishing. Among other things, they tie of threats, check the hems, iron, and pack the items individually.
Right from the outset we introduced working with patterns. In our tailoring, each size features its own pattern. Usually, Nepali tailor shops do not work like this.
It was a long and laborious path until we had reached our current high standard of quality which required great patience.