We work with two production partners who are both set in Bulgaria: Our current collection is made by a small atelier run by two sisters who already have more than 18 years experience in this field. We are in direct contact with them and are happy about the fact that we are supporting another small business.
family owned production
Our second production partner is a small family owned production who manufactured our Capsule Collection. All 15 employees are paid a wage that is above the various Living Wages indexes specified for Bulgaria for various family situations or even within the range for the extreme situation of a family of four in which only one person works. The wages are many times the legal minimum wage and are far above the national average wage and the Poverty Threshold for a family of four as stated by EU-SILC (Statistics on Income and Living Conditions) in 2018 for Bulgaria. Overtime is paid at a factor of 1.5 on weekends and 2.0 on holidays. The employees usually work 40 hours per week, with a maximum of 48 hours weekly. The working hours are from 9am to 5pm with 2x 20 min breaks & 1x 40 min lunch break. All employees have statutory vacation of 20 working days per year. The manufacturer pays all employees a bonus at Christmas, orders lunch & catering in addition to their salary and once a month invites all employees to a restaurant for team building.