Every AURA QUE design is made in direct collaboration with fair trade producer groups in Nepal using traditional skills and local materials, aiming to create opportunities for the people who make our products.
Keeping our stock local to our studio in Hastings will mean we will be able to do more to recycle and reduce our packaging and add the personal AURA QUE touch to our orders. Once we get settled, watch this space!
Working in a developing country like Nepal is forever challenging but is made all the better by the warm friendly people within the organisations that we collaborate with. It is important for us to continue to provide these small producer groups and handicraft units with work to empower the people who work there as well as help the charities and projects affiliated with these organizations.
AURA QUE incorporates local materials wherever possible, promoting traditional skills and processes, to increase production and supply within the developing country such as Nepal that we work with. Our materials include merino, handwoven cotton and traditional dhaka fabric, hand-knitted wool, mohair, lokta paper and leather which is a by product of the food industry.
AURA QUE strives to conduct business to the highest ethical and environmental standards, but we still have a way to go in finding our most ethical supply chain, but we are working towards our goal by creating strong relationships with suppliers and manufacturers - to demonstrate that ethical collaborations can be successful and by making the most of the challenges and adventures along the way.