Geometric is an accessories and apparel brand that puts positive social impact at the heart of their business model. They not only make beautiful handcrafted products but most importantly, we love them because they aim to give back to the communities they work with on an environmental, economic, and educational level, aligning perfectly with our very own values here at Adinkra Designs.
Geometric follow three principles to ensure they are meeting social impact goals:
Geometric run an Apprenticeship program to train self-made tailors and artisans in design and manufacturing techniques. Having visited their workshop, we are really impressed with how they are committed to continually testing quality assurance standards and production methods. At Geometric, they also see the importance of guiding consumers on their buying habits so that they not only invest in products that last but also know how to preserve the life span of their Geometric products.
Again, just like our Adinkra Design products, all Geometric bags are handcrafted using sustainable production practices such as low electricity use, natural dying, drying, and tanning techniques. The handbag range is crafted using locally sourced materials as well as some reclaimed materials. It is also important to Geometric to maintain traditional craftmanship skills while building upon these skills with their workforce development training.
We just love how Geometric tell the historical origins, creativity, and culture of the artists and countries they partner with; while amplifying their voices, entrepreneurial spirits, skills, and lives across the globe.
Meet the Geometric Team responsible for these amazing creations...
We are excited to provide further sales opportunities by bringing the Geometric brand to Australia, to showcase the talents of these amazing craftspeople and further the skills and training opportunities for the team.
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Shop the range today. We are also taking enquiries for those interested in wholesaling.
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The Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand have put together a guide to shopping Fair Trade gifts this Christmas. At this time of year, when consumerism is at it's peak, it is more important than ever to be mindful of the product choices and brands we choose to support.
Doing your research can be time consuming and so we appreciate the work the Fair Trade Association has put into this guide to ethical Christmas shopping for you. We are proud to be included in this ethical gift guide alongside some amazing brands doing great things to support artisans from all over the globe. We are sure you will find something for everyone in the family inside the Fair Trade Christmas guide.
Call it fake, call it a cheap copy, call it cultural appropriation…
Whatever it is, we do not like it one bit. Why? Because it is the artisan who will suffer. It is the artisan, the innovator, the original idea maker who loses out and it is down right unfair when those with greater resources, those in a more advantaged situation, replicate a product intrinsic to a particular groups culture, for their own financial gain.
You may have seen seagrass baskets identical to our hand woven baskets floating around in large department stores lately. What infuriates us is when these seagrass baskets are labeled and marketed as “Bolga baskets”. Read the full blog to learn how to tell a fake from the true "Bolga Basket" and how you as a consumer can help.