We are a 100% Australian owned business that offers an exclusive range of high quality and ethically produced women’s fashion, accessories and home décor products. Our products are handmade and are sourced from Fair Trade, Eco friendly and ethical suppliers only. We promote traditinal techniques by rural artisans like handblock printing, woven cotton and silk, various embroidery styles and applique patterns.
We channel our sales through our online store Colours in You and week-end markets in Sydney. Two markets that you will regularly spot us are Kirribilli Fashion markets on every second Sunday of the month and Narrabeen Village markets on every third Sunday of the month.
One of our main suppliers, runs a women cooperative that trains and engages rural, tribal, and urban women from the province of Rajasthan. They produce products including women skirts, tops, dresses and home accessories. Our women co-operative project promotes good work practice that involves fair work conditions including a safe and clean work environment, fair wages, and profit sharing. They also assist their employee families with benefits such as healthcare, education for children, and assistance with relocation.
Anu with our women artisans in Rajasthan
Our mission is to assist these people from lower socio-economic backgrounds in India, and sponsor the organisations that support and empower them. We want to promote in India, something that in Australia we often take for granted - that all people, men and women equally, have the right to an adequate means of livelihood, and the promotion of fair ownership of resources in society that leads to improved economic welfare in the community. We say NO to forced labour or child labour. The organisations we deal with all promote the voice of the people, both men and women.
In buying these products, not only you are assured of the highest quality, you are also assured they are made by people and organisations that promote high standards in human welfare.
About the owners
Anu who had migrated to Australia from India in year 1991 as an interior designer, very quickly took to full time studies in IT due to the economic recession. Having worked in IT industry for more than 15 years, Anu decided to say goodbye to the corporate world and run her own business with a unique outlook of sourcing products from rural areas in India. She has been constantly involved in child education and welfare projects in India for many years. She has great passion in helping needy.
Anu makes frequent trips to India to hand select quality products from the artisans for the Australian market as well as establish relationships with suppliers like the women co-op which produces excellent quality women fashion and home furnishing products. Anu designs many of the styles that you will see for sale.
Anu is a FTAANZ (Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand Inc) member. And Colours in You is currently in the process of getting endorsed as Fair Trader of Australia.
Anu’s husband Matthew works in the Investment banking industry and takes a keen interest in the Colours in You business. Matthew has done his Masters in International studies from Sydney University.
Having travelled to India many times in the last few years, Matthew has seen at first hand the unique Indian handmade products on offer. Matthew strongly believes in supporting organisations in India that help fight poverty, and has quickly recognised a wider local demand and niche for these high quality 'value for money' products.
We offer flexible and secure payment options for our products. Payments can be made through Paypal, Visa and Master card and direct bank deposit. Pickup is available (free of charge) from Silverwater, NSW .
We welcome all wholesale enquiries.