Corsets-UK core belief is that high quality corsetry should be accessible and affordable for all. In the past 20 years Corsets have become an elite garment tailored by specialist designers in the UK. These designers have created some wonderful designs in corsetry but tend to concentrate on the aesthetics of corsets as opposed to quality and craftsmanship. They also tend to have problems controlling their material costs through the low volumes they deal with which pushes prices up.
Corsets-UK tailor 1000’s of garments every week. We are constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible in design. We listen carefully to our customers through interactive platforms such as Facebook and develop our business from their suggestions and needs. We have over 150 tailors in our specialist and modern overseas manufacturing base. Here we carefully control material costs and develop and train specialists for every part of the tailoring process to reduce costs to customers while maintaining the highest standards.
Our Corsets are often described by our 110,000 and growing Facebook fans by the best in the world.
The directors here take great pride in running a modern and ethical manufacturing base in the thriving and cosmopolitan centre of New Delhi. Delhi is fast becoming the epicentre of high end textile design and production for the world.
The directors take regular trips to monitor working standards in this workplace as ethics are always high on their agenda and they appreciate the damaging affect that poor working conditions and exploitation could have on the Corsets-UK brand.
There are 150 people working in our corset factory in India. This modern building is 15,000 square feet was built less than 10 years ago by a Japanese manufacturing company in a new business park. Heat is the largest problem in India so we have invested heavily in 10 brand new air conditioning units for the facility.
No children are employed and because of the terminal affect that reports of children being on the premise could cause we have a policy that no under 18’s are even permitted on site at any time.
Employees of Corsets-UK Indian team are on average paid 3 times the national average, admittedly in part this is because the tailors have to be highly skilled, it takes over 3 years before a worker will progress to stitching which is the most technically demanding department of the operation.
Suman Bharti, the factory owner and manager, is a key figure in his community and involved in various philanthropy projects. He has purchased all of his workers new bicycles to make the journey to the facility. As soon as our business will sustain it we have plans to set up the Suman Bharti trust which we will be very proud to support. The charities main aim is to pay for every child of all employees to go to school and gain an education.