31Bits uses fashion and design to drive positive change in the world by providing artisans with dignified job opportunities and inspiring customers to live meaningful lives.
They ensure every workshop they partner with provides an environment that is safe, clean, and joyful. Their workshops are filled with quality materials, excellent tools, and the necessary protective supplies.
They are committed to upholding the fair living wages of every place they work. Every product they purchase is paid for at a fair, agreed upon price. Their goal is for artisans to make a sustainable monthly salary that enables them to provide for their families and save for their futures.
Most of the materials they use are sourced in the countries they work in. They look for the best quality materials in each place, and build long-lasting relationships with those vendors. Supporting local businesses generates more job opportunities and healthier economies for communities.
They value caring for their artisans financially, mentally, physically, and emotionally. This goes far beyond a paycheck. They provide artisans with microfinancing opportunities and mentorship. They partner with a variety of organizations and individuals in the countries they work in that provide health care and treatment, counseling, financial education, and more. They believe quality work is a result of artisans who are being cared for as individuals.
Their goals for each artisan go far beyond buying their work. They teach artisans how to dream bigger for their lives, and then help them pursue those dreams. Whether it’s saving to go back to school or opening up their own business, they help pave the road to get there.