Handcrafting is an essential part of Indigene. All crafts and techniques have a geographical and cultural relevance, belonging to a certain area and community. Traditional crafts each have a story to tell and a reason for existence. Indigene believes in keeping the essence of this story alive. We work with artisans in their own region, their own ‘comfort zone’— a small effort to keep craft out of urban factories and karkhanas, in their original spaces.
Sustainability is about long-term relationships. Indigene continues to work with its first set of partners, artisans and needle-workers, who came on board when it started, even as it expands its network of craftspeople every year. As a label, it’s proud of its long yet ethical supply chain and the many hands involved in producing each garment.