NV London Calcutta is an ethical accessories company dedicated to bridging the gap between high fashion and traditional ethical offerings. NV are committed to social change and produce entirely handmade, high quality bags and accessories, designed in Britain and created in Calcutta, West Bengal in India.
Through raising awareness of the importance of ethical fashion by utilising and promoting a sustainable business model, which in turn creates jobs and empowers those involved in the production of our collection, NV aim to change the current perception of ethical goods and make a difference to people's lives. Ethical fashion can, and should, be elegant, chic and desirable, and yet it can also help some of the 15 million people of Calcutta, where poverty is a major problem for a great many of its inhabitants.
Fundamentally committed to social change, NV combine the best of UK design talent with the promotion of age-old Indian craftsmanship and artisan skills. In doing so, we support and champion marginalised producer groups to ensure that those who create our products receive both a fair wage and a healthy, happy working environment.
NV London Calcutta owner, Naomi Cornelius-Reid says "We are extremely proud to be working with our manufacturing partner. Adhering to ethical business practices and being accredited by the Fair Trade Forum India and a member of IFAT- the World Fair Trade Organization, NV's manufacturer is a 'not for profit' organisation but it is our manufacturer's genuine warmth and positivity that inspires us. More than just producers; they are our friends."
NV products are unique in design but also have a great story behind them, and bring you an ethical alternative to the things you love and an opportunity for a brighter, more secure future to those who deserve it the most.