The SZ Blockprints team are examining what it means to be a sustainable company and are committed to making a positive impact both inside the community of artisans they work with in Jaipur but also across the wider city. SZ Blockprints is the culmination of Sarah’s passions in life and the brand is built upon these core pillars.
At SZ Blockprints, we believe that acting in a sustainable way is integral in both day-to-day life and how we work. From the relationships that we build with our artisans in Jaipur to the materials and dyes used to create our beautiful pieces, we source local, learn from their expertise and take great pride in getting to know each and every stage of our supply chain. We are looking at all elements of our supply chain - from sourcing organic cotton for SS19, to our packaging and labels - moving towards a model that is more earth friendly in the next year.
CREATING A PRODUCT THAT IS BOTH HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT AND OUTRAGEOUSLY BEAUTIFUL
All of our prints originate from Jaipur’s most important blockprint designer, Kitty Rae. She is lovingly known in Jaipur as the Godmother of blockprinting and is widely acknowledged as the person who elevated the craft and introduced it to the West. Her generosity and passion led to the training and development of many of the global blockprint brands you know today. At SZ Blockprints, we are committed to continuing her legacy and prints. By fusing Kitty’s historical designs with a modern colour palate and beautiful shapes, we hope to keep them alive and loved by many generations to come. Kitty’s blocks do not belong on a dusty shelf - they belong on your neon tassel kurta!
We believe it is our responsibility to give back to the local communities in which we work and have committed a minimum of 10 percent of our annual profits each year to The Sarah Zellweger Foundation, which supports charitable initiatives to educate and empower girls and women in Jaipur.
Each member of our team is incredibly important to us and we take great pride and satisfaction in supporting their livelihoods in a responsible way. Through the SZ Blockprints manufacturing process, we are directly supporting over 40 individuals and their families at the studio, and many more who are part of the wider manufacturing process.