Here at Balulu, we believe in the transparency of the fashion industry - knowing who made our clothes and in what conditions. Every year I go out to Varanasi for 1-2 months to visit the wonderful team behind the brand.
My days will either be spent in the tailor’s shop, extensive fabric searching or visiting the women from the Tailoring Project at Learn for Life (An NGO based in Varanasi). We have recently started working together and are at the beginning stages of having a range of playsuits created by them.
India, Varanasi in particular can be the most crazy, chaotic and sometimes overwhelming place at the best of times - especially for a solo woman travelling.
However, the relationships I have formed through starting Balulu have been completely life changing. The way I am cared for and looked after by the people I work with when I’m out there is incomparable.