We want to share who makes the clothes here at Paneros. You might have also read our blog post on the subject of responsible manufacturing, and be sure to meet the individual artisans we work with in our Maker Series.
Paneros will never work with factories that employ children or incorporate unsafe or unethical conditions for workers and all of our partners pay a fair living wage. Being responsible isn’t always the cool thing to do, except for when it comes to how your clothes are made. Check out some of the individual worker's stories in our blog.
All design work is done in our Los Angeles office. We work with a local dye house on our one of a kind tie dyes, and a label manufacturer to perfect the customer experience for you. Our eco-friendly packaging is also produced in the United States. All of our repurposed pieces are sourced and handcrafted in Los Angeles. Los Angeles will always be a source of inspiration and creation for us.
We take pride in working as hard as we can to find responsible and ethical manufacturing, with the finest artisans, anywhere in the world, that can provide a high quality garment at a price point that is still broadly accessible. We believe that price accessibility is one of the keys to success for the circular fashion revolution, and sustainable fashion cannot be reserved for luxury apparel houses. Our international manufacturing partners are an extension of our team here in LA, and we work closely together on a daily basis to create the best products for you.
One of our manufacturing partners in Indonesia is a company that has been around since 1988, has some of the latest in technology standards and provides a safe and responsible work environment for their employees.
The factory has placed a significant emphasis both environmental sustainability as well as social responsibility, the type of things we care about deeply at Paneros. Among numerous other recognitions, the factories have earned the Worldwide Responsible Accredited Program certification dedicated to promoting safe, lawful, humane, and ethical manufacturing around the world, as well as a Business Social Compliance Initiative certification, a leading business-driven initiative for companies committed to improving working conditions in the global supply chain. They also participate in programs to improve their use of energy, water and chemicals, as well as environmental standard best practices.
Our other Indonesian manufacturing partner, located in Bali, is a small boutique manufacturer that has been around since 1999 and is dedicated to delivering high quality garments that are ethically made. They employ some of the best local artisans and craftsmen, and specialize in the art of "slow fashion" creating traditional handcrafted garments with intricate beading and embellishments. Unlike traditional factory settings where all of the workers come to the office to work, this small manufacturer works with local artisans in their own communities.
For the crochet and beading, which is all done by hand, the women work from home so that they can still take care of their families and do not need to move from their villages in order to make an income. Every bead is picked up individually with a needle and sewn on by hand, one by one. The women that create these special pieces have a ton of patience and passion for the work they do.
It is in the spirit of Bali, the Island of the Gods, that these traditional Balinese techniques are passed down through generations and are used to create these artisanal pieces for you. We love to support these artisans which help keep traditional knowledge and skills alive while earning a fair living wage. They truly create long lasting, special pieces we know you'll love. The employees love working there, and we have some of their stories to share and hear about what they enjoy in their free time here, and here.