Danish design. 100% natural materials. Made by women in prison. The main cause of female incarceration is poverty. It predominantly concerns young, poor, single mothers with low levels of education and income. Being behind bars for years without an opportunity to earn an income pushes them even further down the ranks of society. With new skills and fair wages they can learn to support themselves, send their children to school, save up for a crime-free future and ultimately break with the cycle of poverty. Carcel was created to have a positive impact on the world through fair wages for women in prison by using only the best materials and making quality designs that you can keep wearing again and again – and again.
MADE IN PERU AND THAILAND
BASED IN DENMARK AND SHIPPING: INTERNATIONAL
They have set up their own productions inside a women’s prison in Cusco, Peru, and inside the Chiang Mai Women’s Correctional Institution in Thailand. They have local production managers who works inside every day and their Copenhagen based team visits 3-4 times a year. Woman in their production earns at least the local living wage of the country they operate in as recommended by the ILO.
They use 100% natural, biodegradeable and localy sourced materials, native to the country of production. In Peru they source baby alpaca and in Thailand they source silk.
They have set up their own productions in countries with high rates of poverty related crimes and with limited access to social security networks in order to provide better jobs, new skills and opportunities for women in prison.