What: These beautiful kimonos from Caro Designs are conceived in the UK and made by a team of dedicated artisans in Delhi, India.
How: ¾ length sleeves, with two patch pockets and soft tie belt, belt loops and back neck hanging loop. Made with french seam construction.
• S (UK 10/12) Length 110cm / 43½ inches approx.
• M (UK 13-15) Length 112cm / 44 inches approx.
• L (UK 16-18) 114cm / 44 1/2 inches approx.
Fabric: 100% cotton cambric with poly taffeta trim.
Care: Machine wash 30 degrees. Warm iron. Cool iron on Taffetta edging.
Who: Caro London create quality products without compromising workers’ conditions.
They only work with small scale production units in the Indian subcontinent, and over the years, as Caro has grown, they’ve been able to provide more employment opportunities for local people in the area.
In one of the units, they started with a couple of stitchers. Now there are 20 men cutting, sewing, pressing and packing. On one floor the owner also runs a breakfast and after school club for disadvantaged children that he funds through charitable donations.
Caro also supports the Karuna charity whose patron is Dame Judi Dench. Karuna works in India among some of the poorest communities in the world. For more information or to make a donation, please visit www.karuna.org and read our charity page.
Why: Fair trade and fabulous - gorgeous patterns in stylish and contemporary designs.