Sunday Isle is a socially conscious and purpose driven small business, seeking success for our traditional craftspeople and ourselves while supplying high quality, timeless products to our clients. Our focus is on slow made products by traditional artists. Sunday Isle is a company that seeks to create for our clients and the artisans that we are trading with. We are a business that provides products that we believe our customers will love and be proud of, knowing they are giving opportunities to artists skilled in handicrafts from countries throughout the world.
What do we believe
We believe in slow fashion. The idea that fashion (and other products) should be designed, created and purchased with quality and longevity in mind. This movement encourages slower production schedules, fair wages, lower carbon footprints, and less waste. We believe in helping impoverished communities through supporting their trades; trades that have been around for centuries but are too often in decline due to globalisation and mass production.
We believe that consumers, if given a choice, prefer slow fashion and investing in struggling communities. We believe that our slow fashion products are far superior to mass-produced products that last only a season. We believe that small changes in buying habits can have huge impacts on communities.
How are we helping
We want to showcase the beautiful work of our partner craftspeople and help to open new markets for their goods. Through our purchasing commitments, we are investing in these artisans through micro loans. Micro loans are very important. They allow artisans to invest in their own businesses through small purchases that will help with their expansion - usually used to purchase equipment and raw materials critical to their future success. Many of our artisans are mothers and small investments in them have a huge effect on the family - often allowing children to go to school and husbands to stay with the family instead of moving to seek work elsewhere.
Why 'Sunday Isle'
Sundays are sacred. For so many of us, Sunday is the only day of the week where we get to slow down and enjoy our time. A day at the beach, a visit to a park, a shopping trip, a family get-together, an overnighter, a sit down dinner with the family. We have sourced products from around the world, all slow made and hand-crafted, that we believe fit right in with our Sunday Isle vibe - relaxed, fun & vibrant.
Thank you for your support and joining us in the slow fashion movement.