Working With NGOs & Small Businesses

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Elly and Ethical trading

Made from the heart. Working alongside NGOs enables us to support women workers and their communities around the world. We support Ethical trading in South Africa & Indonesia, orphanages in Nepal and a number of NGOs in India.

Giving back is at the heart of Victoria Elefante’s ethos. Items designed by Victoria are handmade especially for us by artisans around the world in support of disappearing crafts, fair trade enterprises, NGOs and small businesses. A close relationship with NGOs such as SEWA, WIF & a Nepalese foundation allow our designs to be produced with love and with intricate attention to detail, while simultaneously improving working & living conditions for those that are struggling.

Supporting fair trade around the world

SEWA is the Self Employed Women’s Association in Delhi, which helps workers to achieve their goals of full employment and self reliance and overcome challenges.

WIF is the Women’s Interlink Foundation in Calcutta that rescues vulnerable young women, taking them out of human trafficking, giving them a home and teaching them a skill. Many of Victoria’s own designs are made by them as well as the production of her silk & cotton summer clothing collection and beach pieces…

NEPAL – We also work side by side with a foundation in Nepal, supporting local economy as well as traditional crafts & designs in a village in the mountains, helping women and children, and with an NGO that promotes change through a project of recycling plastic to keep the Himalayas clean.
We eagerly source gorgeous ethical trading pieces from small businesses around the globe that help disenfranchised people, such as Wonki Ware from South Africa.

Although we take pride in doing our part to sustain fair working conditions and ethical trading around the world, we also fully support & encourage local talent. We work closely with many island residents and always enjoy helping them promote their own brands within La Galeria Elefante whenever possible. Pop by at any time to see some fabulous pieces of art and keep an eye out for our blogs about these amazingly talented artisans.

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