The ARTISAN collection is part of our Monsoon heritage, and a commitment to sustaining age-old craft techniques within modern designs. For the festive season, we wanted to create something extra-special with our Snow Scene Skirt and to introduce you to one of the artisans who made it, Dharamendra.
The Snow Scene Skirt
A fabulously lively and festive skirt for the Christmas season. Fully lined, it features a snowy London scene complete with glittery details, sequins and a ribbon trim. The striped waistband is elasticated for a comfortable fit too!
Meet the Artisan
Dharamendra, an embellishment artisan, has been engaged in embellishment for over 12 years and has been working with our suppliers for more than 4 of them. He first started to learn adda work when his uncle suggested it to him as a career option at the age of 16. He is now married and plans to use his skills to make a traditional embellished Indian outfit for his wife on their anniversary.
The ARTISAN Collection
Working with craftspeople in faraway places is a complex process with lots of challenges. But it’s always been an important part of who we are and what we do. Our continued commitment to using hand-craft helps sustain skills and livelihoods, as well as adding something special and unique to our collections.
A member of our Monsoon team personally visits our artisans, to watch our beautiful product come to life and get to know the people behind the intricate craftsmanship. We’ve worked closely with our ARTISAN suppliers to introduce worker handbooks where artisans can track the number of pieces they’ve worked on and, in turn, keep a record of their wages. This helps create transparency in the supply chain, letting us know who is making our clothes, and allowing us to make sure that the artisans have been fully paid for their beautiful work.