THEY HAVE OUR BACK(PACK)!
GET TO KNOW THEM…
Springfield Factory has been one of our partners in Kolkata since 2014 already. Our colleagues at Springfield share plenty of our values and want to – just like us – not only make high quality products that last, but want to do so in a fair way. Over the past 4 years they have been making people happy with tons of Mau’s Backpacks, Fly Violets and John Backpacks. They export globally: United Kingdom, Germany, The United States of America, Sweden, Japan, and of course, The Netherlands.
Together with his two sons, Ashish and Prabdem, Mr. Sawhney manages 80 employees, 20 of which are women. At Springfield they work very closely with their employees on a day-to-day basis, which they believe promotes better communication and productivity. There is a hand raising session to choose a worker representative and there is always one male and one female representative.
Employees are compensated for their hard work if they work overtime, and women are entitled to equal pay, and maternity leave with benefits. All employees at Springfield receive health insurance, accident insurance, retirement benefits, and unemployment benefits.
We love that they’re really environment conscious too! They like to take full advantage of the daylight, but when lights are needed use energy-efficient light bulbs to help reduce energy/electricity consumption. The management team of father and sons make sure that their factory waste is recycled towards better use and promote the use of water frugally. Straight from Ashish himself:
“…we never compromise on quality and always strive to give [buyers] the best of raw materials & craftsmanship possible.”
We like the sound of that!