Pure & Co. has been in existence for 15 yrs and has its design office based in Ontario, Canada.
Pure & Co. is a fair trade company located in Chiang Mai, Thailand and is owned by Shannon Passero and Sebastien Sirois. They chose Thailand for the quality of life and the local traditions of knitting and crocheting. Pure handknits now produces close to 250,000 hand-knit sweaters a year. Stars like Gwyneth Paltrow have been spotted in the brand's soft, draped cotton cardigans and wraps that are accented with handmade coconut-shell buttons.
In 2006 the dynamic duo launched a second brand, called Neon Buddha, featuring casual cotton-spandex knitwear, t-shirts, jackets, skirts and pants that also have the handmade buttons. Together, the two brands generate $50 to $75 million a year in retail sales.
We have 4,500 female knitters and crocheters who handcraft sweater in their rural homes and there is a staff of 1,100 including sewers for the Pure & Neon Buddha brand. At Pure & Co. all employees are guaranteed the Thai min. wage which is almost six times higher than it is in Bangladesh and twice what it is in China. Employees are offered Thai and English classes during work hours, free lunches and paid health benefits, such as maternity leave that is twice as long as the state standard of 90 days
It's about doing things right and being as efficient as possible. We are eco friendly and believe that you can have a dye house without polluting which we do.
The company donates 1% of revenues to carefully selected charities, mostly in Thailand and is working on setting up two $12,500 entrepreneurship grants for women with small businesses in the Niagara region.
Kimberly's Boutique Trunk Show - October 29, 2013 10am - 6pm
Kimberlys boutique has been located in beautiful downtown Rockford for 20 years. Offering unique missy clothing including Pure , Neon buddah, Tribal, NYDJ , and Jag just to name a few.Also an amazing amount of jewelry and accessories , including Brighton and Vera Bradley.Kimberlys boutique is 3 rooms of fun, fabulous, funky fashion offering something for everyone.With easy shopping hours for your busy schedule their open 7 days a week.