Purnaa is an ethical contract garment manufacturer in Kathmandu, Nepal with a social mission to empower those most marginalized by society to fresh starts and fulfilled lives.
They produce premium garments and accessories, primarily women's and children's wear, in a beautiful, “not-a-sweatshop”, manufacturing unit. They are passionate about quality manufacturing, environmental sustainability, and making Purnaa a great place to work.
Purnaa is a full service company. They expertly draft and grade patterns; source fabric; cut, sew and trim; label and package products and ship them to your doorstep.
Purnaa is a social enterprise, which means that they gauge their success by the lives they impact. It also means that all of their profits are reinvested to further the social mission of creating training and job opportunities for survivors of abuse, exploitation and those discriminated against because of caste, religion or disease.
At Purnaa, employees receive fair wages; literacy classes, job-skills and life-skills training; health care; and employer matched savings, all in a positive work environment. All Purnaa employees are eligible for school scholarships for their children. In this way, Purnaa empowers the next generation to become less vulnerable to exploitation and to break free from the cycle of poverty.
Purnaa creates job opportunities for those escaping exploitative situations in Nepal, but also seeks to prevent future exploitation by employing those whose marginalized status in society hinders them from finding work elsewhere. Simply put, “marginalized people” are those who are put or kept in a powerless or unimportant position within society.
In Nepal, those who are marginalized are often the most vulnerable to exploitation. This includes those that are discriminated against because they are from certain castes, or suffering certain illnesses, or from a looked down upon religious group. Often it is women who are treated as second-rate human beings, particularly when widowed. Purnaa offers training and jobs that provide dignity and a hopeful future for those existing on the fringes of Nepali society.
Purnaa Vision Purnaa envisions a Nepal with sufficient employment to reduce poverty and make possible the eradication of modern day slavery.
Purnaa's core values are Love, Beauty, Excellence, Justice and Integrity. These values drive their commitment to:
• The ethical and fair treatment of people
• Stopping human trafficking, slavery and labor exploitation • Environmental sustainability
• High-quality products and services.
For more information on Purnaa’s vision and values, and everything they do, please see Purnaa’s website. www.purnaa.com