2022 was a year of new partnerships and horizons. As we grow our product offering, we’re excited to introduce two new production partners who have both been pioneers in the global fair trade movement. Thank you for being a part of the Rover & Kin family, which has grown to consist of 200+ retailer partners and 9 artisan groups in India and Nepal.
Our collection of handwoven bags are crafted by the Women’s Skills Development Organization (WSDO), a non-profit fair trade organization that has been working with women in Nepal's rural communities since 1975. Nearly five decades into weaving on the backstrap loom and making bags in every color and shape under the sun, you'll be sure that your Rover & Kin bag is expertly crafted and will last for many years to come.
Founded in 1975, Asha is a Guaranteed Fair Trade Organization with the mission is to provide market access and development to artisan communities across India and help to preserve traditional crafts and artforms. Our collection of gold necklaces and chains are created in collaboration with Asha's Jaipur artisans with expert knowledge of silversmithing and electroplating to create the finest and highest quality jewelry.
We're always on the lookout for more sustainable packaging options. In 2022, we switched to biodegradable cornstarch packaging for our jewelry. These corn starch bags are biodegradable and renewable, making it the most eco-friendly material around. If you have any suggestions for greener alternatives and ways to reduce our carbon footprint, we’d love to hear your thoughts!
As part of our commitment to be a carbon neutral business, we were able to plant 350 trees through the nonprofit Grow Ahead to support farmer-run and community led agroforestry projects. This cluster of trees can help sequester 14,000 pounds of carbon from the atomsphere which helps cover our shipping footprint for sending packages directly to your doorstep or storefront.
Thank you for being a part of the Rover & Kin family. We are so grateful for your continued support!