Our Barehands’ philosophy is centred on mutual respect, open dialogue, transparency and income sustainability. There are three ways we strive to engage with our craftsmen communities – (i) directly (ii) through craftsmen-led cooperatives or (iii) through non-profit organisations. We select our partners based on their level of skill, artistry, commitment and vision. We work closely with them to source the best materials, co-design when necessary and produce the right products for our customers.
The final price that you see takes into account the work that has been put in by many different parties, which include our craftsmen’s wages, cost of raw materials, product design and logistics. Our hope is for our communities to flourish, and for that to happen, we know it will take a long-term collective investment to help them do just that.