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 the Learn For Life charity where we are at the starting process of having a range 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.
But these relationships that I have formed through starting Balulu have been completely life changing, and the way I am cared for and looked after by the people I work with when I’m out there is incredible.