People

At Dilli Grey, the people are at the heart of everything we do. From the amazing artisans in India to the ever supportive customer community around the globe, and the teams in Barnes and Sherborne here in the UK. As an ethical business, we aim at positively impacting every individual within our value chain and we are constantly accessing our practices to improve the impact we have on every individual involved. In this section you can read more about our current social practices, that we are constantly striving to evolve and improve.

Fair pay

There are no middlepeople at Dilli Grey. The in-house Dilli Grey team are directly in contact with all the suppliers in India who bring our designs to life, on a weekly basis and have built deep relationships over years of collaboration. The relationships are built on kind, honest and fair communication. These values are also portrayed in the pay offered for the products provided. The suppliers are paid fairly and they pay their employees in the same manner. All our artisans skills are nurtured to allow them to grow as craftsmen and women in their own right, learning a tangible and valuable skill that they will have for life.

Community Engagement

We visit our suppliers factories in India seasonally, as well as the women-led co-operatives whose skills embellish many of our hand-embroidered and hand-quilted designs. Listening to these women's stories and learning how best we can support them and their families allows our work with them to feel more collaborative and authentic. Working flexibly from home brings them the satisfaction of financial independence, but crucially allows them to stay in their villages and with their children, rather than having to travelling into the major cities in search of work.

Working conditions 

The working conditions of the people at Dilli Grey, whether it is at the head office in London or the factories in India, the working conditions are important. All suppliers collaborating with Dilli Grey are required to sign our Supplier Code of Conduct, which, amongst others, outline working conditions requirements.

Click here to access our Supplier Code of Conduct

Diversity and Inclusivity

Inclusivity and diversity is something we embrace at Dilli Grey and we believe that to transition toward a truly sustainable and equitable future, everyone needs to be celebrated. Therefore, we are working on offering inclusive fashion, which represents society and our customer base - who are very diverse, like the team behind Dilli Grey.

Some practices we have in place are our seasonal review of our size range. Most recently having added a size 6 to many of our styles launching in AW23, as it is the size we have been enquiring about the most in the previous seasons. Likewise, on a seasonal basis, our styles are reviewed to ensure the offer is inclusive.