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Dawn French & Helen Teague

How our garments are made

07 Feb 2014

Most of our garments are made in our own small factory in Accra Ghana.

We have a spacious well equipped workspace in down town Accra. 

All our staff are employed, work a 35 hour week and with no compusory overtime. Our salaries excellent and based on a regularly reviewed sustainable income - our minimum unskilled entry level salary is 4 x the National minimum wage. 

All our staff have bank accounts, email addresses and employment contracts, 20 days paid holiday (in addition to the numerous National holidays!). Basic literacy training and IT training is encouaged and facilitated in house. 

Each garment is made by one dressmaker - so we do not do piece work which we consider to be de-skilling. We identify and encourage talent

We have trained staff from being illitrate and unskilled to using computers (Skype, Excel, Photoshop etc) and all our staff use our self service HR where they can apply for leave, receive payslips and notifications,  develop their CV's and communicate with each other as well as develop a clear overview of the company and see the profiles of their colleagues.

We believe that technology gives our factory a competetive advantage - and we find that you dont have to be highly literate to access it. We have computers on the factory floor which the staff can access at any time - along with on tap in-house training.

Our terms and conditions are excellent and we foster a gentle, supportive working environment. We employ equal numbers of men and women. Our youngest employee is around 22 years old and many have been with the company since the start.

Running a factory in Ghana is not a simple affair and it takes committement, constant monitoring and a large dose of optimism. We think our staff are fantastic and we celebrate their efforts to work towards their own sustainable futures by improving their skills, earning the best possible income and contributing to improving standards of work and to the growth of the Ghana economy.

Size Guide

Our sizing system was developed by Helen and Dawn based on their own experiences and Helen's training in architecture. Helen uses both measurement and scale to ensure that the fit works but also that proportions are considered.

Size Information

Size 1 will suit anyone from size 16-20 Bust - 42 Hip - 44

Size 2 will suit anyone from size 20-24 Bust - 46 Hip - 48

Size 3 will suit anyone from size 24-28 Bust - 50 Hip - 52

Size 4 will suit anyone from size 28-32 Bust - 54 Hip - 56

Size 5 will suit anyone from size 32-36 Bust - 58 Hip - 60

Size 6 will suit anyone from size 36-47 Bust - 66 Hip - 70

Special Sizing

We regret that we are no londer able to offer specially made lengths. Our size chart (above) does refer to UK sizes and is in inches. US sizing is normally a size up eg. a size 14 in the UK is a size 16 in the US

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