Meet the Artisan: Karen Embellished Blouse


We have worked with our artisans since 1973 to create our unique hand-crafted look and feel. One of the designs that shows our love and dedication to these traditional crafts is our Karen Square Neck Embellished Top – the perfect design for festive parties day or night this season, we wanted to show you just how this piece was bought to life.

Meet one of the artisans that created this piece, Shakuntala.



“My name is Shakuntala. I am from Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh) where I went to school as a child. I have been working at my current job since June 2017 and my husband does a private job at another company.



I love my work as it gives me financial stability to support my family. I have two sons who are enrolled in school. My hobbies are cooking and making my family happy.”



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 handcraft 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.


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