SUSTAINABLY PRODUCED IN INDIA
FOCUS ON IMPROVEMENT OF THE LIVES OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN INDIA
Designed in Stuttgart and created in India, Ray combines ethics and aesthetics. Quality in the products is as important as quality in the lives of the people who make them.
„AS HALF OF OUR
FAMILY IS FROM
INDIA, OUR HEARTS
CONNECTED TO THIS AMAZING
The brand is named after the daughter of the founders. It should carry a 'ray' of light, shining bright and being transparent about the work they do. Ray wants to create long lasting garments that carry a story and enriche your wardrobe fair and sustainably produced.
SUSTAINABLE FASHION - MADE TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF UNDERPRIVILEGED WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN INDIA
Creating their own brand was a long time dream, but it was always clear how the circumstances should be: Producing in a safe environment for the people who create the clothes, with paying fair wages, using materials which are sustainable and don’t harm the environment even more.
As half of their family is from India, their hearts are closely connected to this amazing country. In 2018 they took the opportunity to stay for 2 months with their daughter Uma Ray and visited NGO’s and producers of sustainable fashion. From the very first step it was clear, that they wanted to start this journey.
COMBATING EXPLOITATIVE LABOR BY PROVIDING FAIR WAGES AND A SAFE WORK ENVIRONMENT
Ray works with Saheli Women, a non profit clothing manufacturer based in Bhikamkor India, that is combating exploitative labor by providing fair wages and a safe work environment.
As fabrics they use Tencel, a sustainable quality made from wood pulp cellulose as well as Organic Cotton for their T-Shirt and a Cotton-Ahimsa Silk blend for the Kimonos. Ahimsa is the Hindi word for “non-violence”, also translated as peace silk. It has its name from the process of harvesting the silk without killing the silk worm, so a more humane way of producing silk.
RAY INTERVIEWED IN THE AVOW PODCAST
A significant part of the clothes in our wardrobes comes from India, but what does it actually look like locally? In this episode you will learn what exactly the problems are and how RAY wants to create change.