This piece is an absolute gorgeous update of the classic smokers cardigan cut. Not only can it be worn as a transitional jacket on it's own it can also be worn under your heavier coats in the winter. The tailored cut means that it works perfectly on it's own or layered. Even better this is an ethically made item and your purchase helps provide a secure job with fair wages and a positive working environment to artisans in India and the United States.
Passion Lilie is dedicated to working with producer groups in India that either hold a Fair Trade certificate or are small family run businesses that are closely vetted by real people at Passion Lilie to ensure that they are meeting their standards for fair trade. This includes: a sustainable and appropriate salary, job security, loans and financial assistance as needed, health care, on the job free training, no child labor, safe working conditions, protection of the environment through water reduction, recycling, minimal energy consumption, AND using eco-friendly fabric dyes and organic cotton! They have been working on building a relationship of trust, where the artisans can work in an empowering environment.
Founder Katie Schmidt travels to India at least once a year to visit the wonderful people that make the clothing and accessories for the Passion Lilie line!