Our hand work is carried out by women working from their homes. We teach them the skill of crochet knitting and supply work for them. We believe in women empowerment and giving back to society.
iota is a social-business, both ecologically and socially conscious, with a commitment to sustainability and community support. We work within communities with high rates of unemployment and provide mentoring and training programs. In addition, the majority of profits from iota product sales is invested in welfare and educational programs worldwide.
We teach and provide a useful skill for our community and supply work for women with no prospect of employment. We give our employees the option of working from home and reward them with fair pay, while creating a sense of community and empowerment. Our production process is completely transparent, and we absolutely condemn child labor and sweat shop environment.
We believe in preserving traditional hand techniques and creating a place for them in the present and future. We believe that the skill we teach has rewarding qualities; rewarding to the product that is created as a one of a kind element; and rewarding to the crafts person, whose skill makes him an expert, and therefore meaningful. This empowerment is what we strive to enhance.
iota has been awarded the Butterfly Mark by Positive Luxury for a company wide commitment to sustainability. Positive Luxury connects mindful luxury brands with a global audience of consumers that care. The interactive Butterfly Mark showcases a company’s positive actions towards people and the planet.