At Pana Mina, we are committed to sustainable, ethical, and inclusive practices. We, as Co-Founders, are proudly involved in every step of the creation and manufacturing process. As our slow fashion brand grows and expands its presence, we promise to uphold the following:
100% Eco-friendly Materials
When initially selecting fabrics, we narrow it down to a handful of low-impact, plant-based materials. We primarily use deadstock (leftover fabric from local mills and production houses).
We select each fabric in-person from local Jaipur fabric mills and suppliers.
Our fabrics are dyed in small batches from a neighborhood artisan's shop, to reduce waste. The dyes are low impact and contain no toxic chemicals. Leftover water-based dye is disposed of in the appropriate sewer or septic drains.
In addition, all new clothing materials are vegan. No fur, leather, down, horn, angora, animal skin, silk, or animal hair.
We spend time testing our fabrics to ensure quality and performance. Pana Mina never sacrifices sustainability for style or function.
Ethical Manufacturing & Enforced Living Wage
Our Jaipur-based tailors are paid more than double the fair and living wage, ensuring that they can support their families and live comfortably. We (the founders) live in Jaipur, and can therefore personally visit our tailors several times per week to drop off our fabrics, observe production, and check in.
Pana Mina ensures that no child labor or forced labor occurs. Our production space is a safe and clean facility. Our tailors are given flexible schedules, and are free to request days off from their manager, Firoz. All workers have the right to join a union.
Aarti adds wooden buttons to our Cotton Flax Dress.
This is Firoz, our Master Tailor. He cuts every Pana Mina piece by hand.
Each garment is shipped alongside a recycled paper note and care tag. We ship in a recycled poly bag to keep products safe and dry.
Timeless, Functional, Multi-season Styles
We aim to create elegant pieces that are made to last, as well as withstand trends and seasons. Our garments are intended to be versatile and worn longer than a fast fashion buy, encouraging a smaller, but highly functional wardrobe. We hope you wear and love your Pana Mina piece for years to come.
100% Inclusive Sizing
Pana Mina is available for all bodies and sizes. If your measurements do not fall within our Size Chart, we will make a custom sized piece for you for free. Simply select 'Free Custom Size' on the product page.