Each JOYN bag is handcrafted slowly and ethically from our studio in the Himalayas. We choose not to mass produce but work in small batches with each bag going through many stages as raw materials take shape in the hands of our makers. Hand making in this way may be slower, but our commitment is to people over profit and this ‘purposeful inefficiency’ enables us to create more living wage work for more people.
We are proud to be one of the few fashion brands that does its manufacturing in house. No JOYN bag is mass produced in factories – each one is handcrafted by our team from our studio in the Himalayas. This gives us true transparency on how our products are made. It also ensures we can commit to the wellbeing of our growing community of makers while creating a work environment with community at its heart.
Every order creates hours of above living wage work. We value the skilled work of our makers and to ensure our people are paid fairly, each year we reevaluate the local cost of living to go above and beyond – currently a JOYN salary is 15% above the local living wage. Alongside this we are committed to our makers wellbeing and provide paid maternity leave, free child care, free healthy meals each day, subsidised education for families and more.