Wong establishes a close relationship with Moroccan rural farmers where leather is sourced. Goat, lamb and calf are indeed commonly traded meats at local markets.
Throughout the process, Wong works side by side with local leather craftsmen. Each collection is made according to the highest standards whilst empowering artisans and ensuring fair wages to sustain their skills.
BUSINESS OF FASHION.
“Highly-skilled craftsmen and women have become an endangered species as more young people have chosen other career options. ”
Majority of the production process is handmade due to the complex and sophisticated crafts. All with extremely limited machine intervention, thus ensuring environmental sustainability.
“According to UNESCO, handcrafts represent 20% of the rural activities of developing countries, contributing to at least 3% of their GDP.
Wong herself and master artisans train each apprentice during the production process, helping young artists preserve their ancestors’ traditions and avoid being caught in the ‘fast fashion’ business. A fair wage will be paid to train apprentice artisans from disadvantaged communities and help them sustain their careers.
“We are here to support each other along our journey, and look good while doing it!"