The trousers to the right are sown and embellished for hand by skilled craftsmen at Radnik Exports, a factory located in the outskirts of India's capital New Delhi. They are made in Tencel®, which is a sustainable alternative to viscose that's regenerated from cellulose from FSC certified Eucalyptous trees. After the material is refined and dyed it's transformed into garments at the factory.
For more than three decades 54-year-old Shakuntala Nanda has worked at Radnik Exports were she's one of around 500 women working there. For the past ten years, she's been a quality manager.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR JOB!
"I like the company and the atmosphere. That's why I have continued. I enjoy seeing the creativity and innovation of the clothes we make and to work with developing new products."
TELL US ABOUT WORKING WITH THE CONSCIOUS EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION!
"Since it's made from other materials than I'm used to I've had to work harder to secure that the styles turn out the way they're supposed to."
DESCRIBE THE CHANGE YOU'VE SEEN SINCE STARTING IN THE 70S?
"I started as helper and after a few months, based on my work, I was given the opportunity to work as checker. After around three years I was promoted to head checker. I've continued to learn and performed my responsibilities, which my employer has recognized. For the past ten years I have worked as a quality manager."