A big thank you from India (via London)

Alexis Marcoux-Varvatsoulis

Posted on March 26 2013

[caption id="attachment_662" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Lakshi, Fair trade Fashion, Marzipants Lakshi, who is the head seamstress at the Marzipants workshop[/caption] I'd like to say a huge thank you from Ashok (who runs the workshop where Marzipants are made) & from me to EVERYONE who has bought our trousers & supported us - your purchases REALLY DO make a big difference. [caption id="attachment_659" align="aligncenter" width="205"]Ashok who makes Marzipants Thai Fisherman trousers Ashok, who runs the Marzipants workshop in India[/caption] I had a lovely chat with Ashok this morning about our summer range, which is currently in production.  The area where he lives & works is in a poor, rural part of India, where many of the local people rely on the land to make a living.  Things have been hard in this part of India recently, mainly due to exceptionally high temperatures & continued drought. [caption id="attachment_660" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Yoga pants, Marzipants, Thai Fisherman Trousers by Marzipants Some of the team who make the Marzipants at our fair trade workshop in India[/caption] But Ashok told me today that he's now able to employ 30 women at his factory (3 more than he employed last year).  This is partly due to the continued orders & supports he gets from Marzipants, which are only possible through all your purchases and support.  So from me & from Ashok, a VERY, VERY big thank you! [caption id="attachment_661" align="aligncenter" width="195"]Thai Yoga Wrap Pants, Trousers A big thank you from all of us at Marzipants![/caption] I've got so much to share with you all from LA, but that will have to wait until next time. With love, Maree x

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